Breathing Room

An extra room has magically been added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than three items to it, it disappears. How do you use it?

Three things isn’t enough unless you don’t count lighting. If you don’t counting lighting and other accessories, well … now I can start building a usable room.

A huge desk (the one I already own will do nicely, thanks). A big bookcase with drawers at the bottom. A couple of comfortable chairs. Then bring on the computers, monitors, gadgets, widgets, lights, printers, scanners. Oh, wait. That’s my office. Never mind.

My office by window light

Can someone just repaint it? It’s Peptol Bismol pink — I have NO idea what I was thinking at the time — but I’d appreciate a new rug and anything other than pink on the walls.


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24 replies

  1. Flashback of my youth with my pink room and rug. I believe it was more of a baby pink. That is a much better color..


  2. I kind of like the Pepto pink. I’ve always wanted a red room, just to see if it really would make me go crazy


  3. Many years ago I learned a neat trick when it comes to computer desks, make your own.When it comes to ease of access, storage capacity and beauty you can’t beat two filing cabinets and a slab hardwood top. You’ve got tons of legroom and can position your monitor, cpu and printer any way you like. When it comes time to move or replace any part or all of your system it takes mere seconds to add new stuff. Filing cabinets can be any configuration your hearts desires, big drawers or smaller drawers.

    I’ve fought for years with my friend’s and relative’s premade computer desks that are not efficient and a bloody nightmare to work with when it comes to all that wiring. My computer desk never has issues.


    • I LOVE my desk. Basically, it’s exactly what you are talking about but made from solid oak and bolted together. It IS a computer desk, with lots of appropriate compartments for equipment and passages for wiring. It’s just really hard to move it and taking it apart is a very big deal requiring a carpenter and two good strong backs — and we have NO good strong backs in this household!


  4. Pink is supposed to make you feel more relaxed–but only during the initial exposure. After that it tends to make people more agitated. I hope you find someone with some extra paint that’s a better color.


    • The problem is the oak desk. It’s huge, ridiculously heavy and doesn’t come apart for moving. Getting the furniture out of the way has presented an obstacle that is ridiculously heavy and huge. And we need a new carpet in there, too!


  5. I rather liked the colour, but it doesn’t look Pepto Bismol to me. It looks more like burgundy. Come on Marilyn, you have more than three things in there.


    • The color is a lot brighter pink in life than in the picture. You’ll have to trust me on that!

      If you only count furniture, yeah, there are three thing. One huge heavy oak desk, one big, bookcase, a 4 drawer el cheapo dresser from ?? Not sure. Walmart maybe? After that? Accessories and stuff: books, software, bills (paid and not), a floor lamp, a desk lamp, 2 desk chairs, a modem, a router and a printer.

      That’s it. The room is too small to add anything more!


  6. That’s an interesting prompt. I might have to use that one.


  7. Take the blue that is in your picture. I think it would be a lovely color πŸ™‚


  8. I love your office. It looks so professional and I would call it more deep pink.. I have never really had an office, just a room that I had to pounce on to make sure it was mine. The room with the weakest signal on the Wifi.


  9. Peptol Bismol Pink! Brilliant! Hilarious – made me laugh! xxx



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