The new home office: Before

So, it has begun. I am underway with my new home office. It is a huge project, but it is going to be well worth it. Basically, I am starting from scratch to create an amazing multipurpose room that radiates creativity. I want to be able to design at my computer, paint, draw, sew, read, study, do crafts, and dream up great ideas, all in that one room.

I’ve been gathering ideas for organization and layout for awhile now and I am excited to be moving forward!

Here is my progress thus far:
I have decided what furniture stays and what goes, and have moved most everything out that does not belong. There is a pile and box of papers, books, etc. that husband needs to go through, and a heavy dresser he’s going to help me jettison, but that is it.

We’ve decided that the old desk must go (taps please). It has lived a long life. Seen many computers (PC, dual screen, macbook, and iMac). Witnessed many fun designs. But alas, there is irreparable wear on the poor thing, and (cough) it looks way ugly. SO! We have picked out a pretty white desk, (No, no pictures, not until the reveal!) which my brother-in-law has confirmed will look awesome with my computer. Yay!

I’ve moved the remaining pieces around and created a floor plan. I know what will go where. We’ve purchased a small sewing table which I plan to use for drawing as well. I can’t tell you how excited I am to get my art supplies out from their various dungeons and put them in pretty organized containers where I can easily access them.

I am also selling my old sewing machine. Let me know if you want it. It was great but I really need a new one with all the fun capabilities. Not yet decided which I’ll get—I have a few THOUSAND reviews to read first, but if you would like to give me a recommendation I thank you, please drop me a line.

The next step will be:
Deciding on and purchasing my organizers, baskets, and other furnishings. Including a rug. I need a rug. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by beige (our carpet color). I would of course prefer to redo our entire house with a nice wood floor and then add a rug BUT for the time being this will work just fine. It will give the room a pop of color and bring the center of attention to that area, which is what I need right now.

I also desperately need to decide on a color scheme. I am going to go colorful on this one, since my little guy will be in there with me so much. And also because I feel like having a bright happy room to create in. I think it will be marvelous.

The goal is to have it finished mid December. I originally wanted it sooner but I’ve decided a little leeway is good so that I can make use of the holiday sales (yay, please don’t trample me!) Anyway, wish me luck, this is going to be amazing.

 

 

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