Remember a week or two ago when I decided I wanted to switch my dining room into an office/library?
Well, I decided to shop the furniture in my own house to temporarily set up the space as I wanted it. A test drive to see if it would work and if I liked it as an office. I must admit, even with it just set up as a temporary space, I LOVE IT! I love having a spot for my daughter to color and then put her supplies away in the cabinet. I love having a room where I can hide my sewing machines and fabrics and bring them out when I want to create. I love having a spot for my stuff.
It's a Woman Cave!
The dresser/buffet was the spot where I plan on having a credenza, so I didn't have to change that. I've been shopping on Craigslist every night for a buffet/credenza, but the prices are ridiculous. To those ladies who find garage sale, roadside rescues and Craigslist finds for under $100, I tip my hat to you! I'm going to have to build what I need.
I moved the dining room table against the wall as a place for the desk. Put a chair on either side of the desk. Obviously, this table is too big for a desk, but it will work for now.
I moved that huge black bookshelf unit into the room as a spaceholder for the future bookshelves/cabinets. It has been sitting in the front living room for about a year without a purpose. I thought about revamping the black bookshelf unit with chalkpaint and a barnwood look on the back, but it is just too deep for the space. I think I am going to need to list it on Craigslist.
I still need to finish the crown molding and repaint in a lighter color, but luckily I'll be able to shorten this light to use it during the changes until I find the awesome Orb Light.
So there you have it. I took a test drive with items I already had in my house and I liked it.
Stay tuned for posts this weekend on the half bath.