Friday, September 24, 2010

Prettiest office on campus

I'm no stranger to working in a closet.  My ESL class was housed in one at the elementary school in Bossier (Storage Room B, to be exact).  When I was shown to my office at my current school on my first day last year, I was not disappointed with the closet situation at all.  Yes, I poked fun at it and the amount of stuff I inherited.

I insisted on referring to it as "my closet" instead of "my office."  However, I appreciated the ability to close the doors and have my own space when I needed it.  I fixed it up and made it home-y.  As pretty as I made it, there were a few downsides, like having to cut through someone else's room to get to it and having no air conditioning or heating.  So, when I was given the opportunity to move out to a portable with a couple of specialists who are on campus a couple of days a week, I decided it was time for a change.

Yes, we were off to another rough start, but this third of a portable had potential.  The first weekend we cleaned and painted the walls a lovely shade of pineapple upside down cake (thank you Behr Premium Ultra Plus for saving us the priming step!).  We set up our work stations and added some decorations.  Our head custodian hooked us up with some great blinds, but that big window needed some color.  I took Emily to the store to help me find some good material and made some curtains.

A coral backdrop with green and yellow paisley print, this material is a great contrast to our pale yellow walls while tying it together with the hints of yellow in the pattern.

It looks like the yellow paint is hard to see in these pictures, but in person it gives the room a warm glow.  Home sweet home!