I never really thought I’d be the type to need a “home office.”
I mean, it sounds so fancy.
“Honey, I’m going to work in the office for a while, let me know when dinner is ready.”
As a teacher (who refuses to bring work home on principle), I haven’t ever had much need for a workspace or desk in our home – it just seemed like a waste of space.
But…things change, don’t they? Lately I’ve been working my little rear end off on blogging and writing, and I’ve often found myself wishing I had a desk to work at instead of the dining room table. Somewhere I can spread out a bit without taking over the whole house. Somewhere I can work comfortably, stay focused, and get stuff done.
Let’s be real for a minute – our master bedroom has been a hot mess for a long time now.
It’s evolved so many times over the few years that we’ve lived here, and it really fell into a state of complete and utter chaos for a while there. It was easy to ignore because it’s not a room that people really see when they come over, and we don’t spend a ton of time hanging out in there (maybe because it’s so awful looking?) so it just fell on the back burner. Why would I work on the room that I sleep in when I could work on the rooms that I spend the rest of my time in?
I know. Dumb move. I’m learning my lesson.
It’s been bothering me for a while now and I’ve really been wanting to do something to spruce up our bedroom and make it feel a little more like the retreat it should be. So, one day on a whim I asked Corey if he’d be okay with me selling the mid-century dresser we’ve had in there since we moved in to replace it with something bigger and a bit more fitting for our needs. He was fine with it, so within a few days the old dresser was gone and we had a newer, (much) bigger one from Ikea in its place.
In case you missed it, I shared the “big reveal” of (phase one of) our kitchen makeover yesterday. Basically, it involved a lot of paint and elbow grease. We love the result, but I have to say that the countertops are the part where I knew we were taking a risk. We originally planned to do a concrete overlay, and we still might, but we decided to try out this treatment first because it was significantly cheaper and easier.