August 16, 2012

The Never Before Seen Office Space

I’ve been working through quite a few office-related updates lately and as I geared up to show to you guys I realized one mini-sized problemo. You have no idea what our office looks like, or where it resides for that matter. Whoops. Turns out, you have never seen our living room, dining room, or bedrooms since move-in day either. Wowzers. Ultimate fail.

So, for the remainder of this week and throughout next week we’ll be playing catch-up. We’ll walk you through room by room, with exception of the kitchen and guest bath because we know you’re burnt out on those spaces, and detail what we’ve done so far, what we’re currently working on, and what our plans are for the future. Things may get a little wordy. I’ll do my best to include plenty of pretty pics with fancy arrows and text ;)

First up, the home of Cape 27, my office space. And I say space because it is literally just one wall of the living room, not it’s own room. Which, while we’re on subject, I actually prefer to have my desk near the main living space of the home. Since most of my blogging is done during the hours with the hubs and kiddos around, it’s nice to be near and not feel so secluded/ buried in my work in a separate room. Plus I can listen to True Blood in the background :) Or.. the screaming kids :/ Either way.. my office is in the living room.

Now, for a before pic of this particular wall, just hours after closing on the house.

And now..

We ¬†brought a few pieces from our last home like the white parsons desk, DIY dot canvas art, and we used the amber table lamp from our previous home’s entryway.

And we mixed in a few new additions, our spunky refinished green file cabinet and the office chair of my dreams, scored on overstock. We’re still working on a way to adjust the desk to accomodate the file cabinet beneath, more on that when we get there.

I also picked up this adorable chevron box from Urban Outfitters. I though it’d be nice for jewelry, but it’s yet to make it past my desk. She just may be staying.

I also want to note that this space is only temporary, as is the rest of the living room, as spaces that will live in the addition in the future. Speaking of, we’ve pushed back our previous plans of building the addition onto the back of the house in the fall (aka now), until early spring 2013. You can not believe the amount of stress this has lifted off our family. We are pretty tight on space, but we’re able to actually enjoy a little of our new time in our new home, which is super important to us. Not only will this give us a little more time to plan and prepare but we we’re saving our pennies for things that wouldn’t have been previously affordable. Phew. That feels good :)

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7 thoughts on “The Never Before Seen Office Space

  1. Momma

    The new white chair is awesome. looks comfy. your cabinet turned out so nice and you really are a talented artist in many ways. keep amazing me!

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