I have started a contract working one day a week from home (so far) and I love it. It is so much fun to work with some old friends a project I feel so comfortable with. I feel like I am dipping my toes in the water of working part time from home and so far I am all over it. Unfortunately I didn't really have a space to work. We had visions of moving the boys in to the same room and turning Cam's room into an office, but it doesn't look like that would be a great idea at the moment. We did have this little nook in the basement where we had stuck an old home-made table (we got the plywood in an alley and added some Ikea legs). We had put our old not-really-working-anymore sounds-like-it-might-explode computer there and it is where I have been doing my sewing. But mostly it was just a place to dump things we had no other place for.
So a couple of weeks ago I tackled it with gusto. I threw out a tonne of stuff we hadn't looked at in years, weeded through the books, and boxed up our poor old computer. Then I hit Ikea and Staples.
Avril Loreti's awesome tea towel.
The other side still has the studio shot of my grandmother and dad, I think I may add some more old family photos here. You can see a double frame on the windowsill that has photos my grandmother and grandfather when they were kids. (They grew up in the same town, which is also where I grew up.) And of course no office would be complete without some kid art - a valentines drawing to be exact. :)
The drawers are so deep and hold so much more than those stupid rolling things. (I put one of them in my closet to hold belts, scarves, and tights; I was on a bit of an organizational tear.) Add a clear drawer tray from Staples, and Bob's your uncle.
And while I didn't find a chair to suit my needs yet, I did at least re-cover the one that was there which was looking pretty worn and sad (and filthy).