For hubby's birthday this year, instead of giving him a traditional gift like a shirt and tie set, I gave him an office. A newly designed, welcoming place for him to write his awesome stories in. When we moved into the new home, we immediately claimed the downstairs bedroom as an office. Here's a peek at the space when we moved in.
Not the best pics, but you get the idea. A bit unorganized and honestly I'm not fond of the mismatching furniture. Yes, I'm one of those matchy-matchy types. We were using a large dining table for a desk. See there-on the left hand side. It was large enough for both of us to work at. However, I quickly took over the ENTIRE table-like I took over the ENTIRE room. Poor hubby was banished to the kitchen table. Oops, sorry. :) I tried setting up a small space for me and giving him some room on the dining table. It just didn't work for me.
Things were hidden in drawers and not set up, leaving me feeling like I didn't want to pull everything out each time I wanted to scrapbook. So, I took a long look at the space and decided to go another route. Knowing that I am a messy crafter and need LOTS of space to spread out, I opted to create work spaces for EACH of us. After some serious shopping on Craigslist and an entire Saturday moving things around and re-organizing comes the finished product!!!
|Welcome to our home office! A wide angle shot looking in through the double doors.|
|To the left is hubby's workspace. Or should we say, his shrine to me :)|
It's a slightly distressed wood bistro table. The perfect size to spread out all my materials and keep some important supplies always on hand. My cricut expression is set-up as well as all of my project life supplies. All of my developed pictures, my project life album and other needed supplies are in the closet directly behind my workspace.