It’s been a long time coming and I just can’t do this anymore. I can’t keep working in these conditions, in this room. I need my own space…again.
Before we moved into our current home, we had a cute 2 bedroom townhouse in the city. It had a nice, open loft on the second floor. It was painted a bright, but light blue, with everything trimmed in crisp white moulding. That served as my office, my reading space, my place to workout – my space. When we moved to our current home in 2004, I was sad to see my bright little office go, but excited to be moving out of the city and into a much bigger space. While the space was bigger, it didn’t have any extra rooms – much bigger rooms, but no extra rooms.
For a while, I used one of the extra bedrooms as my office. Then we started having babies. Babies and their stuff take up space. Bye-bye office of mine. I was relegated to a corner of the family room and there I have stayed. As the kids got older, their toys got bigger. The dining room became a playroom and the table breakfast nook became our only dining space. It was great – we were all on the same level, the small ones safely gated away from any trouble they could find up the stairs. They played, I worked. I worked, they played.
The kids are now 4 (almost 5) and 7. Both can be trusted with scissors and (usually) glue. I don’t have to worry about them going through my bathroom cabinet or eating my lotion. No playing in the toilets or splashing in sinks. Slowly but surely, most of my daughter’s toy have made their way to
the insane mess we call her room and my son is gradually starting to follow suit.
Speed it up, son. Mommy needs an office, and she needs it now. Actually, she’s going to have it now, so let’s just go ahead and get adjusted to the idea, m’kay? Planning is already in full swing and Spring is just around the corner. I plan to work by the light of my new office window before the end of April. I’ve picked my colors, I *think* I’ve picked my furniture, and I’m slowly but surely building my decor ideas on My Office Makeover Pinterest board. We’ll see if I can solidify my choices and stay on plan.
What do you think of the things I’ve added to my “pin”spiration board so far? Anything you love? Anything you hate? What ideas do YOU have for my office? I think the best designs come from collaboration, so lay them on me! If you’re a blogger and have a project that you think would be perfect, share it with me and I’ll add it to my “pin”spiration board!