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Home Office Organization, Part 1 January 25, 2010

Filed under: Home Decor,Home Office,Organizing — trntm @ 4:33 am

I just enjoyed a quick dinner with a friend and we spent some moments chatting about her house. She mentioned her desires concerning enlarging rooms and tearing down walls. The highlight of the evening came when I saw her soon-to-be office. She talked about her need to organize it and my eyes lit up.

“Can I help?” soon turned way to measuring the space and exchanging ideas about the function of the space.

It’s a large room ~15.5 by 16.5′ that will be used to store equipment for her business, her business office and space to scrapbook. I think it will be a fun project and I can’t wait to get to the drawing pad and sketch out some ideas for her to chose from.


Making It Work January 22, 2010

Filed under: DIY,Home Decor,Home Office,Saving Money — trntm @ 6:08 am

The loft in our home has this strange window ledge. It’s low enough to sit at, but not quite wide enough for that purpose. To make it more user friendly, I placed a bookcase on its side underneath the ledge. The bookcase wasn’t quite wide enough, adding some scrap lumber fixed the problem. A few pillows tossed on top makes this spot a comfortable place to sit, or for the cat to nap.