“New” Office Make-Over Update!
Have you ever worked on a fairly simple project and when it was finished, asked yourself, why did I wait so long to do this?
This is so obvious, why didn’t I think of that a long time ago?
My friends, that is the way I feel about my “new” office in a room that was an extra guest room.
The guest room which was used but a couple times in the last 7 years.
What was I thinking?
All that space, calling to me…. while I was cramped up in my kitchen at a very small piece of granite “desking” that was meant to be used for looking at cookbooks or jotting down recipes.
Certainly not a desk for writing a daily blog or crafting or picture taking, editing or…
…you get the picture.
I have so much room now in my “new” office that I am like Alice in Wonderland….not knowing which rabbit hole to jump down next. 🙂
I am like a kid in a candy store!
I am so excited to share with you one of the additions to this office.
It fills that wall space right next to the wrapping center station and to the left of the thread and bobbin racks.
The pics don’t seem to show the light and brightness in this room, but it is amazingly bright.
I have sheer curtains behind the plantation shutters that I am thinking of removing. I believe the shutters and the buffalo check curtains are enough. I will share the green buffalo check curtains in a later post.
I am thinking of putting a comfy chair sorta in front of the closet doors…at an angle of course. This would allow me to not only work at my desk and other work spaces but to take a break and relax to read and put my feet up. Do you have any suggestions as to what kind of comfy chair? Suggestions and tips please!
Sigh!…..one happy camper here.
I am still working on cord control and the positioning of drawers under the tabletops…but it is all coming together. Actually, the cords were pretty well hidden until WALL-E decided to pull them out when he was cleaning the floor. To read about WALL-E, check out this link. I LOVE HIM!!!!!! I don’t know how I ever got along without him. He is just too efficient for words.
So you may be asking…WHAT is this addition to the South wall? It is a pegboard!!! Yeah!
Yep, right there between the wrapping center station and the thread & bobbin racks.
This pegboard is for my tools, you know the hammer, screw driver, nails, etc that used to reside in the “junk” drawer in the kitchen.
“That” drawer was the drawer I had to rummage through to find a small nail to hang a picture.
And a hammer.
You know the drawer with bread wrapper ties and florist wire and stray buttons and tiny objects found on the floor that obviously went on something…just not sure what….but-better-keep-it-because-one-never-knows-when-one-will-need-to-fix the widget or gizmo it came off of.
We have all been there haven’t we? If I were to throw away the found piece….I would need it the next day to adhere, glue, fasten or sew on an existing thing-a-ma-jig!
I am still rounding up tools to put on my pegboard…somewhere there is a T-Square and a few other items, but I wanted to share this pegboard with you as is, because it was so simple to make.
It started with a brown piece of pegboard that the Captain bought at Lowes. He also added the wood trim around the edges. The groove he made with the skill saw allowed the pegboard to remain in place inside the frame.
A few coats of spray paint and the pegboard was hung in it’s place on the wall.
It is all coming together my dear friends and to think it was there all the time…right under my nose!
I welcome any comments or suggestions to making this office a better place to work and live.
Hope you are having a great day!