Nothing feels better than finally finishing a room! This renovation has been such a whirlwind this past 4 years and I genuinely feel like I’ve tackled it with the same haphazard method as the Tasmanian Devil! What with the pregnancy with MM, I was desperate to get the place functional at the least, but then that went out the window when I got made redundant and floored by a tough pregnancy and recovery. But finally…. Finally… I’ve tackled a room and taken it from functional to finished!
I think you can sense my excitement in this video tour.
The biggest change has to be the desk. Before I had a white Ikea desk, which didn’t quite fit the space and left two awkward spaces either side. I also had the screens on the desk, which took up a lot of useable space. So we wall mounted these and Scott made me a purpose built desk top from scaffoldboards that were in the garage. Now the PC is hidden away in the Ikea Alex tower unit, which serves as a desk top support and my Ikea drawers (same range) serve as the support on the other side.
Also, the windows have been painted white (that was a horrible task and I’m not rushing to do anymore in the house!) The flooring has been changed and we had extra power points put in, so I could charge all the camera equipment and mvoe the printer to make a window seat area from the lower window. By wall mounting and putting in more hidden storage the room has really opened up and is a real treat to work in. I just want to add some more softer textures and I’ll be done.
I’ve shown you around this room before, so I’ll just leave a few close up snaps for you of the changed areas. The details for where everything is from can be found in the previous office tour.
I feel so rejuvenated to power through. The living room is almost there, plus I’ve been tinkering in the family room/kitchen too. Actually I’ve walked the whole house and have a wish list for each room of what needs done to finished it. I feel that by living in it for 4 years, we have a great understanding of the space and how to make it work best for us. For example, we have a huge coat cupboard at the back door… But we don’t use the back door, so let’s not make it a pain in the bum to put day to day essentials away, let’s address it and build a closet at the front door!
I’m running with my new found empowerment, so stay tuned for more tours!