One of the things that I insist upon since I work at home is a pretty and functional work space. I find myself more relaxed and motivated when my surroundings make me happy.
Recently I moved into a small 1,000 square foot home, downsizing from over 3,200 square feet. It has been a challenge to make my 10′ X 10′ room function well. My new craft space/office is about 25% of the size I had in my larger house, but I was determined to make every inch count. And I have to say honestly that I could not be happier with the results!
Let’s walk through my office makeover!
My guy had a couple of days off of work last week, so we took the time to finish my office space. We planked the wall and built a gorgeous wood-topped desk. My space is still tiny, but I have 2 walls full of shelves. We also fit in a computer space, as well as a large table space to use for working on projects.
***Please note that these pictures show one long wood table/desk along one wall. Because of the size of the room it is very hard to take a picture of the whole thing!
My dining room table will no longer be filled with in-process wood signs. The kitchen island won’t be covered with chalk paint and nail guns anymore.
This “messes give me anxiety” girl is very excited about all of this! Everything now has a space and everything will be in it’s space!
One of my older daughters is one of those “I create best in a mess” types and I just don’t know how she does it. For me, I need organization to relax and get creative. A chaotic work space just makes me want to go somewhere else!
Since I am in such a small space I need to make sure that I am not collecting an abundance of craft supplies. Of course, that is good for the bank account as well. Admittedly it is a challenge for me since the best part of making a project is planning it and buying supplies!
Are you with me on that?
I am so glad you stopped by today so I could show you my office makeover. It is definitely my favorite space in my little house!