With the addition of Selah coming next month I've been working to get my house a bit organized. I'm so blessed to have a job that is willing to work with me in this time of transition and the church has agreed to let me work from home some - yay!
I know myself well, however, and I know that I need an actual work environment to stay on track. In the past we've had a guest room & an office that basically became our "junk room." Josh is also going to work from home one day a week with Selah here, so we decided we needed a space where we would both actually be productive...AND this space would also have to serve as a guest room (and yes,we do have quite a few people stay with us)...
I stared at this room for A LONG time trying to decipher just how to make a need for 2 offices + a guest room work in this one space. Enter my creative sister, Leslie, who suggested I make the closet into one of the offices. So, that's just what we did! All of my pictures won't upload, but wanted to share with you just a few shots of our new room. I LOVE IT! I've already spent some time in there writing, and it is wonderfully peaceful.
Welcome to our new space!
I only purchased the desk, paint, brackets, and orgnizers (from IKEA)...I still want a chair, but waiting for the budget to expand :) Anyways, it was a fairly inexpensive project!
I found this black frame at IKEA and cut down an old bulletin board to fit it (actually my mom did this for me) - thanks handy mom!
I purchased the accent chair a few years ago at a garage sale (it was bright yellow velvet) and with the help of my handy mom, we recovered it in a fabulous fabric!
I found these super skinny book shelves at IKEA which help with the space issue...
I was shocked, but we were able to still fit in a bed for guests & a treadmill!
My next project is to finish the baby's room. I've been working on it but still have a ways to go...perhaps I'll go do a little work on it now!