Well, hello there dear reader … It has been some time and I need to apologise for my absence.
I have not in fact been missing in action I have been immensely busy with life, my parenting blog The Oliver’s Madhouse and reorganising our home to take control of the 4th bedroom and have been preparing for it to become my home office.
After 4 years of blog writing I am sick of Cbeebies on the background and constantly writing and re writing that one paragraph as I can hear myself think but even with all the noise we had kept the room totally spare with the option of my daughter coming back to live with us. Since that is obviously not going to happen it was time to use the space we have and to start making changes to re organise my work/life balance.
Like most homes with a spare room it doesn’t take long to find that the flat surfaces within fill up with those outgrown clothes, the empty boxes you just have to save and anything else that you randomly think that life as you know would cease to exist without holding onto it.
Over the years I had dreamt about having a space all of my own for an office and even considered relocating to the garden shed at one point!
So a couple of months back I set out on a mammoth mission to sell all out unwanted/unloved items from the spare room and to take back the space to create a home office.
I am not going to lie I think I underestimated just how much tat we were keeping in there but eventually it was time to pick some new furniture.
We decided to keep the spare single bed as it gave us a space should we ever have a visitor to stay but all other aspects within the room were free for me to take over.
Since the room is a small room, storage was up there on the list of priorities along with a desk space large enough to keep my printer on all the time as its wireless and it means we can print from anywhere in the house.
In order to keep costs down I didn’t bother stripping the wallpaper I just gave it a good paint job but its flooring I was unsure of.
I hate carpeting with desk chairs as it makes them really hard to move round with but with lacking funds as much as I would have loved to have put in some gorgeous luxury commercial flooring that was not going to have this time!
The rest of my office has been put together from mainly Ikea.
I wanted to be able to have white furniture as the lighting is not the best in that room so wanted to make if feel more spacious and with the curtains remaining which were beige and brown I needed to pick an accent colour and jazz it up a little and so choose a duck egg blue/green just to give it a little pop of colour.
Although it’s not completely finished yet as I am waiting for some white floating wall shelves and some more duck egg coloured files to arrive I am thoroughly happy with it and its given me a quiet space away from the chaos of the house to blog from.