My office looks like the bottom of my purse.
Full of cast offs, forgotten junk and with dirty unchewed pieces of gum floating around.
If you are new here, my office is a little building attached to the back of or barn. The barn and office sit about 50 yards away from our house. Two years ago we bought a 12 acre property that used to be a working sawmill. This was the sawmill office.
Remember my cute kitchen reveal last year? A few weeks after that my parents moved in this little 400 square foot space for 6 months while they renovated a fixer upper.
After they moved out, I knew I wanted to make some changes but wasn’t sure what I wanted.
So it’s been sitting empty for months, slowly accumulating junk, but it’s still worth sharing where it is today.
My hope for the space was to use it as an office, but also as a guest room and when we have events at the Barn we use the kitchen to spread out cupcakes and hold ice and drinks. Also, the bathroom in the office is the main bathroom in the barn.
My crazy dream was to have a queen size bed for when a couple came, but to also have a twin bed in case two friends came who didn’t want to share a bed.
Even though it’s a disaster, you can see, we’ve got a twin bed and a queen bed in the space, now it’s time for the fun part, furniture placement, moving out the junk and cleaning.
I bought a daybed/sofa that holds a twin mattress (remember this post?)
We put a Queen size canopy bed in the corner where there was once two mismatched twin beds.
I wanted a canopy bed for this space so I could hang drapes around the bed for privacy and to separate the bed from the refrigerator. I’ll show you how the bed turned out next week!
I couldn’t find a photo of this wall from the past few months–so here’s one as we were switching out the massive wood stove for a smaller one…
The changes I’m planning on making to this space in the next month or so:
- moving the wood stove to free up an entire extra wall (already done!)
- removing a dresser to make room for a writing desk
- creating more of a private space around the queen bed
- adding more counter space in the kitchen, now that I know how we really use it