Friday, January 31, 2014

~AN OKLAHOMA OFFICE for my MR. AGP Man~

Now that my guy has found amazing employment we've had to work pretty hard at returning to a normal schedule.  That means no more late night movies (bummer!) and we are once again getting up with the chickens (even bigger bummer).  I'm not a morning person in the first place, but considering the fact that for almost seven months we've slept in almost every single day we've got some serious adjusting to do.  Our body clocks are completely out of whack!
One unexpected thing that I'm excited about is that for the first time EVAHHHHH my Mr. AGPMan has his very own office.  No more traveling out of state (whoot!  whoot!) or even from account to account!  He has a huge desk and chair, a tall cabinet, a table and two guest chairs.  Every single piece of furniture is brand new and the walls are completely bare....

Hmmm....

Knowing this has helped set his high maintenance gal's mind to, um...well, you know...wandering THINKING!
And so, for the past week I've worked hard at convincing my Mr. that an
ANGRY BIRD
decorating theme MIGHT not be such a wise idea given the fact he is employed at an Oklahoma College, a place of higher learning.  I rolled my eyes up into my brain at the very thought of those silly stupid colorful little birdies nesting in his workplace.
:) :) :)
Anyway~after a lot of thought he (truly, it was HIM, not me!) decided he wanted to go with a vintage OKLAHOMA theme for his new place.  Today I'm showing you the first piece of decor that will take up residency in his office.  I found an old wooden sign and painted it out with Simply White chalk paint (CC Caldwell) and then accented it with subway style lettering/wording depicting several places of interest in our beautiful state.

A couple of coats of wax (one dark and once clear), some gentle distressing/aging and it was done.  Not sure what else is going to go in the room, but this is now our INSPIRATION PIECE!

Hope your week was wonderful...I'm just so thrilled our lives are getting back to normal.

Love to you...
 

15 comments:

White Lace and Promises said...

I know you are gonna have fun! Love the canvas? Great! I'm counting YOUR blessings! Have a great weekend.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Congratulations to AGPs new job! I can hear the happiness! Even in the midst of the unknown for these last months, I'm sure you both will look back and say these were great months of time and memories.....it's always the hardest times that produce the best unknown situations! God never fails! Blessings~~~Roxie

joanne said...

I am so impressed, that sign is amazing. So happy it will be the first thing in the new office!

NanaDiana said...

I am so so so very happy with the blessing that was bestowed upon you when you waited so long and prayed so hard. God has been good--no more traveling-his own office-he has found a soft place to land. And, YOU? Well, YOU sound like YOU again!

I love the new piece of artwork-it is a great piece and what a fine starting point! xo Diana

Pondside said...

That's a great centrepiece for the office - well done!

LindaSonia said...

Whatever the decor is it should definitely be professional looking and not girly.

All the best wishes to your Mr. AGP.

Theresa said...

Love it! Enjoy decorating your Hubby's office:) Have a blessed weekend dear Rebecca, HUGS!

Amy Jo said...

I know his office will be amazing! It is so wonderful to be off on another adventure...

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's a great piece, Rebecca! Also, a great starting off point to personalize his office space. It turned out great.

Shirley said...

Good Morning Rebecca, Did you get the snow and ice down your way? We have had mainly snow, but KC got the snow ice mixed. I am thrilled that Your AGP man has a job with no more traveling. It is wonderful. I know about that sleeping in. I do it now, too. Not having to go out in the cold and all unless I really want too. You are so talented. Have a great weekend. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Jen said...

I laughed at the staying up late and sleeping in because I am the same way! Getting up with the chickens has never been my fav!!
So glad to hear that things are on the up and up.

Nancy said...

I Love the sign Rebecca, most importantly I am so happy for the two of you!! A whack in the schedule sometimes doesn't bring much fun as it really can lower one's spirits. Onward and upward with many Blessings!

Huggs, Nancy

Lady Pamela said...

So happy for you and your husband. It was past time you had some nice things happen in your lives.
*Smiles*

Judy said...

I am so happy for you and Mr. AGP. Congratulations on the new job!! You know when a door shuts a "better" one opens up. We, and I'm including myself here, just have to keep our eyes on Jesus and KNOW that He will never leave us or cause us to stray. Everything works out to His perfect plan. I am still learning that at the ripe old age of 64. Divorced after 41 years of marriage. You talk about starting over.....my life has been turned upside down. One day at a time, that's all He wants us to focus on. This journey we call our life is full of twist and turns. I'm excited about where He is going to lead me as I seek His guidance. Love the OK theme, be sure to show us all....'cause we're nosy. Actually, we just know how very talented you are and want to draw inspiration from your hard work, aka copying. Bless you this day, Judy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Praise God for this good news! God is good! :-)

Love this piece. His office will be the best one for sure!

xoxoxo

Sheila

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