Office (and life) renovations

If you noticed I was MIA late last week, it was because I was neck-deep in this hot mess:

This is the bonus room above our garage and it is meant to serve as our office/guest room/music studio/family room. Yep. Lots going on in here.

Well, recently I’ve had to shift the focus from all the other meellions of projects I have going on around the house to putting this room in order. Why? Because I have finally made the transition from working full-time outside the home to doing part-time freelance work at home and focusing more on this blog. And I need a functional office space in which to do it.

Needless to say, our family’s decision for me to scale back from full to part-time work was not an easy one. It took years of prayer for direction plus some serious sacrifice to make the financials work (thank you, Dave Ramsey). But I know it was the right choice. I now get to focus more on my family, blogging and church ministries, while my part-time gigs keep my professional skills honed and give us some extra cash. I should probably also mention I started wearing these again:

I joined the Air National Guard part-time so our family could continue to enjoy affordable medical and life insurance coverage, educational benefits and some disposable income. If you’ve read my About page, you know the hubs and I were previously in the Air Force on active duty. It feels good to put on the uniform again.

So here I am in a pretty big life transition (remember we’ve also got Tiny No. 2 on the way in November) and, frankly, I need to bring order to something. So the office seems like a good place to start.

Here is a mood board representing some of the elements I plan to incorporate into the space:

Over the weekend, hubs and I painted the room. Now I’m working on curtains, wall art and furniture arrangement. Stay tuned for updates later this week.

Oh. Did I mention middle sis is getting married this Saturday and the entire bridal party is staying at my house the night before the wedding? So this room has to be presentable by Friday. (I know; I’m nuts.)

Have you ever done a room re-do in a week? Got any tips for me? (Margaritas are not an option right now.)

8 thoughts on “Office (and life) renovations

  1. Can’t wait to see you this weekend!!
    I suggest for the quick fix of the room for the wedding party, push everything to one end of the room and tell everyone to bring a sleeping bag. LOL
    See ya Saturday!

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