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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

The last time we chatted on VIP Home, I told y’all about my transforming a cramped closet into a lovely office space. Today, I am going to be sharing some of the awesome organizational pieces I have incorporated into the design. Yay! Talk organization to me, baby *wink*

When first starting this project, I knew I wanted the space to not only be cute and fabulous, but also organized and functional. So, I called in my artist Mutter for some advice. “You have to create [art] pieces that are visually appealing and functional. Your notes or reminders being pinned to it [the art piece] does not have to take away from the fact the piece is awesome, the notes only add to the quirkiness of the piece. Two easy ways to create functional art is to think about what you need the art to do–which would you use more, a dry erase board or a bulletin board?–and then decide how you can make the functional aspect a beautiful one…whether that be by adding rhinestones and feathers or colorful knobs.” My mutter is a pretty savvy chick *wink*

So, I took her advice and with her help created some pretty amazing pieces that make my office space feel de-cluttered and lovely all at the same time! Let’s take a closer look, shall we?!

A bulletin board upcycled from a cross-stitch ring, vintage fabric, and foam board.

An upcycled bulletin board made from an embroidery hoop, vintage fabric, and foam board.

A "Now Playing" record stand upcycled from scrap wood and picture frame molding.

A “Now Playing” record stand created from scrap wood and picture frame moulding.

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A note/picture board made from an old cabinet inset I found, knobs from World Market, and wire from my mutter's art studio.

A note/picture holder made from an old cabinet door I found, knobs from World Market, and wire from my mutter’s art studio.

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I took this letter holder I got from TJ Maxx and changed it's purpose just a tad by using it to hold my fun stationary. Note: I am so in love with Sincerely Yours by Tracy on Etsy! OMG...she makes the cutest cards and notepads! Take a look here.

Look at this super cute letter organizer I got from TJ Maxx to hold my fun stationery. Note: I am so in love with Sincerely Yours by Tracy on Etsy! OMG…she makes the cutest cards and notepads! Take a look here.

I am using a random bamboo drawer organizer to house my 45 records. This is better than trying to stack them with my 33s--it limits the possibility of tearing a cover or even losing a record.

I am using a random bamboo drawer organizer to house my 45 records. This is better than trying to stack them with my 33s–it limits the possibility of tearing a cover or even losing a record.

Notepad by Sincerely Yours by Tracy

Notepad by Sincerely Yours by Tracy

Card by Sincerely Yours by Tracy.

Card by Sincerely Yours by Tracy.

And some "Stay Fabulous" art for the sake of the blog *wink* Also, the fabric photo board is from Vera Bradley--I got it several years ago and still love it!

And some “Stay Fabulous” art for the sake of the blog *wink*
Also, the fabric photo board is from Vera Bradley–I got it several years ago and still love it!

Be sure to stop by next week for VIP Home to see some more of the closet-to-office transformation! But until then….y’all know what to do–STAY FABULOUS :)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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