I thought I would update you today on the stalling progress of our home office / craft room. We went fast and furious for a bit, and now things have slowed. And, as tends to happen I have had focusing issues and started several other projects in the interim.

But there is enough accomplished to share at this point.

The goal is to go full force now since BOTH of us will be working in here full time now and the kids are home for summer.

Since I do not feel the need to show once again the chaos that was the room before, I will start with the room cleared out and the boring beige paint color. Don’t get me wrong, beige is great in some rooms. But this room needed to be bright and white.

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Aren’t my painters cute?

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Oh, and if you ever need motivation for painting – this does the trick for me! I dare you to listen to “Hey Mama” and stay still!

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Now it is white and ready!

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Then I moved on to storage and this fabulous vintage locker set has been waiting for its spot of glory. It will be filled with craft supplies, paper, etc.

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Then, I went hunting and found this fabulous piece. I knew it was perfect when it JUST fit in Dana’s truck.

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And then full on planning went into place. On the long wall we are building a “semi-built-in-desk”. It will be a place for our girls to do their homework, work on projects, computer work, etc. The goal has always been for this space to be a place for all us to relax and work together in.

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With our plans in hand, we went to Home Depot and had a LOT of wood cut. Can I just say they were amazing? Let’s just hope that my planning was equally amazing and this works!

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We brought it all home, organized it – and that is where it still sits.

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Actually, that is not true, we built one box and worked the kinks out. Honestly, we have never built something of this scale before. But as I keep telling Hubby, it doesn’t have to perfect.

We did move on to the one corner which now looks like this..

Home Office & Craft Room Progress And, I began sorting and organizing craft supplies. There is a long way to go with that – but one thing I found is I am craft hoarder and a ribbon hoarder. It is almost embarrassing some of the things I didn’t realize I had. The good news is I found this AMAZING vintage neon ribbon. The picture does not do it justice.

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And that is where we are at. I am hoping by the end of the weekend to have the desks for Dana and I complete and in place. We also need to strategize the “work table” a bit and find some vintage stools for it. Oh, and we need to build that desk!

Wish us luck!

You can follow along with our progress on Instagram and Facebook and I will be using the hashtag #operationofficeredo.

Thanks so much for reading!

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