Where oh where has the time gone. Why didn't school ever go by this quickly? Good heavens!
First up - I've been talking about it forever, and now it's 99% complete! My home office is done and it is Ahhhhhmazing if I do say so myself.
Kudos to Mr. Paisley for his hand in the layout design, and my mom for helping us paint just because she likes to paint.
I'd also like to thank The Container Store for having awesome products like the Elfa shelving system, Ikea - the store where everything has to be assembled - including the cardboard storage boxes, and BJ's Wholesale Club where I always score the most awesome crap on clearance.
Now remember, the Paisley Cottage was built in the mid 40's. My office is one of the two bedrooms that are original to the house. It's VERY small and it's VERY limited on arrangement due to no solid walls! One wall has the door in the corner - which opens up against the double bi-fold doors of the closet. The wall opposite the closet has a large window - not centered on the wall. The wall opposite the door also has a large window...that isn't centered on the wall. So basically, I have 3 odd corners to work with and not a lot of floor space. Hence the awesome Elfa shelving system. If you can't go out...go up!
Sooo without taking any longer - here are a couple of AWESOME photos of my office "Before" - borderline Hoarder's worthy. Yep - I know. Ok, actually this is my living room - AFTER Mr. Paisley surprised me by completely emptying my office to paint. Thus, there are no before pictures. You just can't teach an old dog new tricks. Imagine my delight when I walked into this after being at work all day. Be thankful that these two bad cell phone photos are the only ones I have. The one on the left is taken from the doorway into the kitchen. The one on the right is from the doorway into the office...
My new office / crafting space!
Upcoming posts will have more detail...and better photos. For now, note that my office is a whopping 9.5' x 10.5' with no uninterrupted walls. The closet below is in the corner - behind the door (you can see a bit of the door frame and a hinge the left).