I have never really done a blog on home redesign or anything like that. I am not a DIYer but since this COVID-19 deal happened I have had to teach via "Distance Learning" and my office at home has become my classroom.
To be honest, I am not the neatest guy in the world and clutter is my middle name but with having to move to teaching through Distance Learning, I am spending a lot of time here. So, I decided to make it my little world.
School officially ended June 2nd but I am finishing up teaching Extended School Year and the regular year begins in mid-August.
I must tell you that before the office had nothing on the walls and the bookcases were cluttered with junk. Also, I must tell you that I watched no shows, no tutorials or anything, I did what flowed inside my baby brain. Also, I used stuff that I had here at home for the most part. I did have to go out and buy frames for the pics on the wall but that was about it.
Also, I did not watch any home decorating shows or anything. I did everything on the fly.
So here we go.
I found I had an extra bookcase in another room and put it in a corner her and really went though my books. All of the books on these two shelves are autographed except for the last seven books on the right. Finally, put them together. The cool thing is that by putting the overflow of books here, the other bookcases became neater:
I then put these bobbleheads on top on the bookcase
It may look goofy but hey it is me
Then I started on the walls:
|Sorry about the glimpse into the kitchen but I believe you need some James Brown and Major League
|Above a book case are these on the left is my son when he played high school baseball and on the left is a 1968 picture of Roberto Clemente (l) with Maury Wills (c) and Matty Alou (r)
An autographed Super Bowl 50 picture from Hall of Famer Jonathan Odgen:
I took these three pictures I had with me and my kids with the A's World Series Trophies over a 12 year span and put them in one frame:
This piece I found at the Oakland Museum White Elephant a couple of years ago and translated it means "Keep Your Crap":
A 1974 U.S. Navy Recruiting Poster:
The final touches on this wall are these caricatures of my kiddos done when they were like 10 and 11, I found them in a box. So glad that I still have them:
On the last wall, I went football coaches:
On the top is this old picture from the 1920's of one of the first great college head coaches- Glenn Warner better known as Pop Warner:
This next one I love because I think that Bill Belichick is amazing and I got this signed after he won his first Super Bowl:
And if you have Belichick you need his good friend Nick Saban, what is cool about this signed pic is that it is from when he was at LSU before all of his success at Alabama:
Finally we are at the desk which was a huge mess, it is still a mess but less of one. I usually would dump mail and anything on it but I needed it kind of clean to work:
|It is still messy but I try to pick it up everyday when I am done
Got to have Jobu (from the movie Major League) and a pic of me and kiddos with Rollie Fingers from 2008 (they have so grown into adults). It is very bad to steal's Jobu's rum. Very bad:
And you always need this reminder (I know I do) along with Dillon the Pickle from the Portland Pickles Baseball Team:
The last thing I added to the office was a mini-fridge, a lamp and a garbage can:
As I said I am not a home decorator or anything, just a simple person with simple tastes. It it took a while and with my son's help, I have turned my office into my little space and I think it represents my weird, goofy self.