I've wanted to show you my office for a while now, but that means getting out the vacuum cleaner and the dust rag and my office is about the last thing in the house that actually gets cleaned.
But miracles do happen and I finally got enough time to toss out the 14 Coke Zero cans and get the room picked up enough to show you.
If you look at the original blueprints of the house, this area didn't exist.
The original owners stole some area from the "attic" of the garage and converted it into a little loft type room which is accessed via a set of stairs in our master bedroom. It measures 7 ft wide by 15 ft long.
When you come up the steps and look to the left you see this countertop area. The countertop was here when we bought the house and I go back and forth whether I want to rip it out and make it into a reading nook with a big old fluffy lounge chair or just leaving it be. It is a nice place to sit and do a craft though.
Back when I worked from my home, this area looked totally different. Lots of books, binders, filing cabinets and the obligatory calculator. But now that I don't need all that serious stuff, I've filled the space with things that just make me happy.
Notice that I didn't say useful.
To the right of the questionable countertop area is my desk. Although it has the look of an arts and crafts desk, it is one of those build your own pieces of furniture. Sauder, I believe.
The chair is an old library chair I found at an antique store for a few bucks.
This is one of my favorite things in my office. A humongous cheesebox that I use as a file holder. It's my favorite thing because it was part of my late sister's rather large cheesebox collection. She loved a good cheesebox.
No idea why there is a long black magic marker line underneath the badger though. I just ignore it, so please feel free to do so yourself.
Above the desk is a built-in bookcase area. It's pointy because the ceiling in here is pointy (I probably should have researched the term for that kind if ceiling).
The previous owner of the house was an avid woodworker, so we have quite a bit of built-ins and bookcase type things around here.
I'm toying with the idea of painting all the built ins white to match the molding in the house, but am a little petrified of making that huge of a change.
Going on around the room to the right of the desk is my dresser. I use it to hold my craft supplies.
To the right of that and directly behind the desk is this weird area. It is raised up about two feet off the floor, because it sits over top of a small portion of the bathroom area.
About the only thing I do with it is use it to display stuff, like the barn vent I bought at a farm sale and the Versa Fold-n-Roll cart you've also seen in my entranceway.
If you take two steps to the right you are back where we started at the steps leading up here. I decided not to show you the steps because, well, they are steps. You've all seen steps, people.
So that completes the tour of the office. Please stay seated until the ride has come to a complete stop and exit the ride safely. Enjoy the rest of your day!