My new makeshift office space
Well, it’s official. I finally decided to become a grown-up and create a “serious” space to do all of my blogging business. Until today, I was accomplishing most of it from this comfy, yet inefficient spot in my living room:
Oh how I love you, my sweet, sweet couch (moment of silence). You may recall that I already created an office upstairs. But, alas, the mister has pretty much taken over that space (oh, the endless stacks of paper … shudder.) Honestly, the upstairs office is in the bonus room above our garage, which makes it an inconvenient spot for doing quick email checkups while watching the kidlets. 😉 So I carved out a space in the living room just for me.
I dragged the desk up from our basement. We purchased it for $15 at a billeting auction on our Air Force base about 10 years ago. I would really like to re-finish it in maybe a distressed off-white. What do you think? The chair came from the same auction. I paid $5 for it and slapped on a slipcover bought at Kmart.
I sewed the pillow myself in, literally, half an hour. For a tutorial on how to make your own throw pillows in a jiffy, click here. I bought the fabric on clearance at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store. It is the same fabric used for the office curtains.
The lantern is from Pottery Barn. It was free because I cashed in the rewards points I earned from my dining room chandy purchase (total splurge).
If you notice, there’s a crazy-looking, half-wall thingamajig next to the desk:
I have plans to remove that railing and wall trim to open up the space between the living room and kitchen. But I fear it is going to be one of those “snowball” projects. For example, when I remove the wall trim, I’ll have to extend the crown molding at the ceiling, patch portions of the ceiling, patch and/or replace the flooring … yada, yada, yada. Now you see why I’m holding off on this one for a bit.
What do you think of my little office nook? Do you have a space in your home where you can be creative and do what you love?