DIY – My Blogging Space

I shared my wishes a wee while ago now about really wanting my own space to blog. Doing it downstairs was not only a distraction but it was becoming impractical and it was really affecting my attitude towards blogging. It started to feel like a chore rather than something I loved, so that needed to be changed and I feel giving myself goal to having my own space really urged me forward. All was not lost and the love of blogging would be found again.

So, me being me once I set my mind on something I am like a rabid dog with a bone. Don’t bother me as I potter in my own world of rearranging and planning {which I think is something I oddly thrive on!} as I’m happy being left too it.
So with my planning I made it to Ikea one afternoon and bought way more than I had planned, you can read about that post here. And then all that was left for me to do was to finally put it all together!

MANY photos….so grab yourself a cuppa…
Blogging spaceI chose this gorgeous black and white bubble effect table top from Ikea, which oddly wasn’t my first choice. I had another table lined up entirely but once I saw it in person it was just far too big for the space I had, but this beauty fits perfectly. The legs I had to buy separately which wasn’t an issue {I’m a bit of an Ikea noob!} but overall the table {inc legs} came too around ยฃ25, a total bargain.
Blog Space inspirationBlog space DIYI don’t think I had any set visual for how I wanted my blog nook to look, with these sort of products I mostly make it up as I go! I am so pleased with the end result that it truly has become my happy place.
Blogging Space ideasI found this fun Jaime Oliver smoothie straw jar in TK Maxx one afternoon and knew it just had to be mine! The kids are a little envious so I may need to pick them one up and pop them into their Christmas stockings!
Blog space ideasI picked up this lovely heart drawer piece in Home Bargains for just ยฃ2.99!! So perfect for storing all kinds of little bits in, i.e. loose change, memory cards, USBs and what-nots. This Forsa work lamp I picked up from Ikea for just ยฃ15! It is a GLORIOUS piece, very heavy and just so perfect. It’s base also makes a delicious seatting area for Miss Ruby, my beautiful Gorjuss girl.
Blog space interiorsBlog space inspiration ideasgorjuss blog spaceIsn’t she divine!! Sadly the darling man dropped her from a great height {accidentally ofc!} and as you can see impressively, all she lost was a lower part of one pigtail. So one evening I think the glue, clay and black paint will be coming out for me to fix her to her perfectional glory.
Blogging space ideas The white swivel chair was also an Ikea purchase and its really comfortable and looks the part with a little heart cushion for extra back comfort. I’m not getting any younger ya’know! ๐Ÿ˜‰
bnook14blog space printed.com posters Now these two beautiful posters are from Printed.com, the designs where done by myself on photoshop and I will be writing up a review for them soon. The frames I bought from Ikea and I am so pleased they fit as beautifully as they do. They really add that epic finishing touch to my blog space, don’t you think?
bnook16And finally, no desk is complete without a jar full with joyous M&M goodness….who wants one?
bnook15So whenever Annabelle naps and once the children are in bed {and it’s not date night!} this is mostly where I will be. Tweeting, being social, blogging my big Irish butt off and being content. No distractions, I have M&Ms and the darling man brings me the occasional cup of tea. It really is an amazing little space and I am so pleased I decided to do it when I did.

Do you have a blogging space?

 

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16 Comments

  1. Rebecca U
    15/10/2014 / 9:07 AM

    So cute! I’d love to have space to be all set up to blog – hopefully one day. I love the smoothie jar, will need to head to TK Maxx me thinks ๐Ÿ™‚ #MMWBH

  2. 15/10/2014 / 9:15 AM

    Oh wow! It looks amazing!! I’m actually a bit jealous I don’t have one in my house. You’ve done such a lovely job! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  3. 15/10/2014 / 12:41 PM

    I share my blogging “nook” with my husband. I don’t have a desk of my own and I don’t really know where there would be space for a desk of my own. I often use his desk which is currently a bit of a bomb site for lack of storage. He usually ends up clearing up before he can use it lol. Decorating the corner might not necessarily work but I might bounce the idea off Chris and see if he’ll let me do something to make it more me friendly lol.

  4. vicki-elliebearbabi
    15/10/2014 / 5:35 PM

    Oh its gorgeous debs, I spied that jamie o cup in tkmaxx too but resisted now im thinking dam it should have got it! I so wish i had a nice blog space, i have a laptop in the middle of a sewing material monster mountain desk at the minute all very chaotic like you said it defo has an impact on how i feel towards blogging at times!

  5. 15/10/2014 / 6:12 PM

    What a fantastic space! The posters set it off personally.

    I don’t have a space of my own as such but I work in our little study which, in true bloke style, isn’t really personalised at all (unless you call piles of half-sorted mail ‘personalised’ …) But, although it’s a shared room used by all the family, once the kids have gone to bed it’s very much my space and my writing home into the small hours of the night.

  6. 15/10/2014 / 6:30 PM

    That is a gorgeous blogging space – and the desk is so unusual! I’ve never seen one like that! I love the lamp too! I love that style of thing so might keep an eye out for it myself! x

  7. 15/10/2014 / 7:22 PM

    I’d love my own blogging space, basically it’s the settee in front of the TV for me! I’m a big IKEA fan too, why pay lots of money elsewhere? Love the idea of the M & Ms but they really wouldn’t last very long….

  8. Life at the Little Wood
    15/10/2014 / 7:31 PM

    Ooh! I don’t have one yet Debs, but you’ve really made me want one now!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE your new Halloween header by the way! Too cute!xx

  9. 15/10/2014 / 8:54 PM

    Oh wow! That is an awesome place to work. I would love somewhere like that to blog but we don’t have the space…I’m quite happy sat on my armchair with the laptop on my knee….lol

  10. 15/10/2014 / 9:54 PM

    I love your little space, that table is fab. I blog sitting on the couch (or in my car if Baby is napping). I like to be in the same room as hubby, so a desk etc is not practical for us. #MMWBH x

  11. 15/10/2014 / 10:57 PM

    I wish I had my own blogging space. I was thinking of converting the spare room, although then where would I put all the junk that currently resides in there, lol! x

  12. 16/10/2014 / 10:33 AM

    What an awesome space! Love the black and white bubble surface and all the M&M’s. Hopefully you’ll find that having your own space will help with blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Angela Spicer
    16/10/2014 / 1:54 PM

    I have a desk in the corner of the lounge at the moment, but it’s a big clutter spot and not really working.

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