Do you guys remember when we bought this house that I was all excited about having an office all to myself? And then we lived here awhile and got talking about the kids and decided it would be better to turn the unfinished space in the basement into a kid’s bedroom?
That was a tough decision for me. I would really love a space to call my own. To craft, write and create – without messing up the dining room or some other space to do it. And even before we bought this house, I could picture my space all organized and pretty.
However, our kids are growing. Jonah has his own room, but the girls share and it’s a bit of a tight squeeze for them. Not to mention that one of them is pretty tidy and the other…not so much.
I don’t think kids NEED to have a room all to them self. You know, it’s not up there with food and actual shelter. But I really enjoyed having my own room growing up. So just as soon as someone is ready to sleep down in the basement, we’ll be working on finishing up a bedroom.
Which brings me back to my home office. And fitting it into the space we have. The family room is pretty full with a huge sectional, bookshelves, treadmill (I have GOT to start using that again!) and a games table. I don’t want to work in our bedroom. Which pretty much leaves the main floor.
Thankfully my “old” desk (the one Dean and a co-worker made me) fits perfectly on this wall in the living room:
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the art shelves before. Our living room definitely isn’t suffering from lack of things to look at!
Aside from some art printables, there is the license plate from our old pickup truck, a mustache canvas, assorted doodads from Michael’s (yo-yo, vintage style wooden car, Be Yourself tin). There is also a very old hymnal and The $100 Startup – which I loved reading and highly recommend. I keep it on the art shelves currently to remind me to think outside the box with my business.
My photography tools (camera, lenses, tripod, batter charger, etc.) and printer are in the white hutch in the corner of the living room. And my crafts supplies and fabric are in the buffet in the dining room.
The new set-up is reminiscent of my old home office, yes?
Do you have your own dedicated work/craft space in your house? A room all to yourself? Or do you need to share and make multiple uses of your home too? If you’re a blogger, where do you blog?