Not a “big” office update, but a small, little check in, just to let you know how it’s going.
I’m very happy to report that the painting, temporary floor and heat are done so this space is now being used as our official office! This is a folding table/temporary desk/temporary chair, but it works. I have a great Ikea desk picked out, but I’m wondering if we (“we” being used very, very loosely here) should build one into the corner instead.
My change in thinking came from this project
This is going to be a workbench/table that will fit perfectly into this spot:
This is right inside the door coming from the kitchen. It’s going to be used for projects, for wrapping, for study and for storage. I think we’re going to install shelves above the work bench between the door and window, and maybe some above the window too. The possibilities completely overwhelm me sometimes. Needless to say, my office ideas pinterest board is getting bigger and bigger.
As I thought about the infusion of color that I’d like to add I came across these pretty boxes at TJ Maxx right after Christmas.
I love them and I think that their the perfect inspiration for the rest of the storage boxes, office supplies and artwork that I’d like to add to the space.
The light is perfect with no need for lighting during the day. The shade of white that we used (White Fur by Behr) has just a bit of a pink undertone so it’s cozy and welcoming. It pulled all of the crazy angles in the room together, just as I’d hoped.
It was great to go from this
and I love the view
This project has taken a very long time. It sits on the outside (literally) of our house so it was possible to avoid it while we took care of the five children (who now enjoy it too) and the many pets, plants and commitments that we have. Even unfinished we’re all ready feeling the benefits of having a dedicated workspace.
Now I just have to get this wonderful pile of paper sorted and stored.
But that’s another post for another day. 🙂