This is my journal on documenting love, finding joy, and living life to the fullest. I'm so glad you're here, and hope you enjoy your stay!
This is my journal on documenting love,
finding joy, and living life to the fullest. I'm so glad you're here, and hope you enjoy your stay!
I scheduled some time off from weddings this summer and since I’m not the type to spend my weekends being a couch potato, I got to work on cleaning and organizing the office last Saturday…a much needed task! Since it’s rarely this neat and tidy, I decided to give y’all a little tour of the JSP office. Here’s where I spend a LOT of my time!
This telephone chair is my most favorite craigslist find. I think I paid $30 for it. We sanded it, spray painted it, added a cushioned back, and recovered it. I’ll be honest, I don’t let anyone sit in it because I want it to stay new and fresh! ;)
The framed butterflies came from the Charleston market. I got one with my Mom years ago, and then B and I would add another to my collection every time we visited.
My Dad and I collected all my vintage cameras when we went to flea markets together. And I’m slightly obsessed with my packaging closet.
The chair on the right is another awesome find. It was in my Dad’s storage unit and I refinished it last summer. The original cushions had to be tossed, but I was able to order new custom fit ones with the same type of basketweave fabric. When I was doing the sanding of the chair, we found the original maker’s stamp on the underside and after some research discovered that this vintage style is reselling at high end stores for $800 up to $1500!! I think it looks nice next to my IKEA dresser. Hahaha!
I was not a fan of the brown carpet and B vetoed ripping it up…so who says you can’t put a rug on carpet? Momma made the gray and white striped curtains. And, believe it or not, the green wall color was original to the house! B and I met soon after he purchased the home, and I remember thinking to myself that it was a sign when I took a tour for the first time. It’s the PERFECT JSP green!
B actually MADE me this ergonomic desk and gave it to me on our first Christmas together (yeah, he’s a keeper). Since I spend a lot of time at the computer, I can adjust the height and stand for part of the day so I’m not sitting as much.
Years ago, I found two HUGE frames at Hobby Lobby that were clearanced out to $5 a piece. I kept them under my bed for a long time, knowing that I could make use of them one day. When I moved here, it hit me that I could use the frames for a new corkboard and chalkboard! The frames were spraypainted white, then I spray glued fabric onto a regular corkboard and secured it into the frame. For the chalkboard, I purchased a sheet of flat particle board, cut it to size, painted it with chalkboard paint and glued it into the frame. It’s about 5 foot tall and I LOVE it, but it isn’t pictured here because it’s full of client names and info…it’s on the right of the client folder pockets.
The dry erase boards are used to keep up with my workflow. They are just regular frames with large scale prints behind them that I customized with a chart. You can write on the glass just like a dry erase board!
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Your office is beautiful and has a very welcoming look to it. I was curious on where/how you store your portraits that are waiting to be picked up by your clients?
Thanks for your compliments! I only photograph weddings, so most of my clients order albums. Those are shipped out to the client, so I don’t need a place for storage. If a client does order portraits, then we schedule a time for delivery/pickup or I drop ship them directly to their home. Hope that helps!