If you follow me on facebook then you recently saw a little sneak peek of my office. And since someone recently asked for a home tour, I thought I would start here, since this is where most of the magic now takes place.
I’ve shared with you before that our house is tiny. Not even 1,000 sq ft. And while, it’s not our dream home, it has been a great temporary home while we wait to sell our house in Connecticut and can afford to start building our dream home. Yes, it drives me crazy 95% of the time. It is old, the ceilings are VERY low (and uneven) and I kid you not, everything is backwards. hot water = cold water, door locks sideways instead of up, some light switches are on the outside of the doorways… Yep. It nearly kills this OCD gal! But we have filled it with love and laughter, and are still making the most of it until we open the next chapter in our life.
So here is my home office:
Shocked? We got it for FREE off Craigslist. We literally don’t even have room for a closet office in our house (we only have 3 closets and no pantry as it is). And no place for guests to stay either.
Solution: what is now named Shed on Wheels. AKA my office.
Truth be told? I LOVE it. I love not being in the house where I am constantly worried about the pile of laundry and the floor that constantly needs vacuuming. When I walk out to my office, it’s work time. I can focus on work and not on the dishes.
So my amazingly talented husband reconstructed it for me.
Yuck! We ripped everything out.
And this is what it looks like today. Well, a few months ago.
What a transformation, right?
That little corner by the door is where my bookshelf now sits. (Don’t worry, an additional post is coming up with the furnishings).
There is a futon on this wall, it serves as a couch mostly, but my brother’s friend pulls it out and sleeps out here almost every weekend.
I love these windows. I still haven’t found the right window treatments, but I have a few ideas. What would you do?
White beadboard just makes me giddy!
We did trim that branch back too that you see hanging down.
MAJOR difference, right?!?
So how did we do it? Well we (mostly Andrew, but I helped quite a bit) ripped everything out down to the base/trailer. We ensured the floor was sturdy and level and then framed the walls like you would for anything. Insulated really well, sided the outside and put bead board inside.
The half round windows came from the Habitat store. We had the double hung already, and I think we picked the a/c up off craigslist. The roofing and laminate floor was left over from our house. We only spent about $250-$300 on the whole thing.
The outside has been painted with an oops paint from Home Depot, but we are hoping to paint our house and this too before fall.
Stay tuned for the final reveal!
I’d love to hear what you think! Do you have a unique office space? Leave me a comment below and let me know.