I was able to spend several hours in there yesterday, and it's really coming along, but anyone who has gone through a project like this knows that it can look worse before it looks better. Right now there are piles upon piles of things I'm trying to sort out but the good news is there is floor space and I'm beginning to get a vision of how the room can look when it's all done.
Here are the "before" pics of the office. (FWIW, we are turning clockwise as I take these photos)
|My desk. I want to create a minimalist workspace like I have at my office.|
|To the right of my desk. Among the goodies here are a beautiful numbered print that I haven't had framed yet and a bottle warmer (my youngest is almost 3!).|
|I like my ironing board to be always set up, otherwise I don't use it. But the other junk has to go.|
|The guest bed. I'll be honest and tell you this usually covered in boxes, trash bags, and other junk. I'd already cleared it off when I took this picture. It's starting to look lovely!|
|That black furniture is a large filing cabinet. There is no excuse for any piles of paper in this office.|
|The corner of hell. That box in the lower left has a VCR in it. Yes, a VCR. Also, I have trouble with the built-in shelves because the height is not adjustable and they are not very deep. There are also built-ins behind the bed (seen above).|
|The bottom shelf is where I keep all my important things like mortgage documents, extra checkbooks, and Bibles.|
After yesterday, the room is looking so much better. And I discovered some real gems! One of the piles of paper had my marriage certificate in it. I found a card with $100 in it that someone gave my son at his Christening. I found a paper cutter that I'd given up on finding so purchased another, so now I have two. The funny thing is, I'm sure I had looked for that paper cutter exactly where I found it, too. Suspicious.
I'm looking forward to getting back in there soon and finishing up. I'll post after pics of course!