Not exactly the high-rise executive office with a spectacular view. But it is a corner…with a horse pasture view.
This little corner niche between the kitchen and family room was designed to be a sewing area, I think. Mennonites built our home, and they always plan for an exclusive area for sewing. Much of their lives revolves around it, ’cause the ladies make their own dresses.
You’ve seen the Craft Cave and the amount of stuff piled in there. Can’t imagine trying to sew in this corner, view or no view. Instead, I use it as an office/writing desk/catch-all area.
In the midst of projects, the above picture is NOT what my desk area looks like. THIS is what it looks like:
See? Catch all. ALL!
EEK! Can’t believe I just showed y’all this picture. I promise, I don’t live a cluttered life ALL the time. Just some of the time, when I’m not involved in a large project. Or as with lately, several repetitive projects.
Lately, it’s been more of a challenge. Too much stuff and nowhere to put it. With a wall of built-in cabinets already full, I seemed to still need more storage.
Can you relate?
This adjacent wall wasn’t being utilized to the max. Not much storage happening there.
So, I went on a free shopping trip. In my home.
Trying to make the best use of what we already have. To use God’s blessings to the fullest, y’all.
Found this loaded-down antique bookcase in the foyer. Went through those books as I unloaded, boxed up many for donation, and had new space! Moved it to my unproductive office wall.
Reloaded. Wow, what an awesome source of storage. For free, y’all.
Do you shop in your own home? A new way to think about your space. Here’s how:
- Walk through your whole house, slowly, taking it all in.
- As you travel through rooms, consider the function of each piece of furniture – if and how it is used.
- If not being used to its full potential, ask yourself how it could be used to full potential.
- Picture it in your mind, the possibilities in a different room, in a new function.
- Consider the shift that would take place after the move, the new function possibilities the shifted piece could then provide.
Did you ever notice how moving one piece of furniture (or wall hangings, etc.) creates a shift of other stuff – sometimes several pieces?
In the mood for change, I tried several small tables in that empty foyer spot. Nothing worked as well. Determined to not give up my new office bookcase, I finally tried the too-low table that was in the office space to begin with.
I had thought it would look more dwarfed than ever. But, after shopping again, I found this very long mirror on a little-notable dining room wall. Love the reflective factor of mirrors, don’t you?
Really want to stencil that mirror, y’all. I’ll save that for another day.
Never do today what you can put off ’til tomorrow.
I’m heading back into my little corner office. Enjoying this favorite print hanging on the wall in there – imagining myself in it. Possibly a queen or something. Lady of leisure.
‘Cause, that’s what queens do, y’all.
We sit around in fancy clothes – fancy finery, reading books and stuff.
Enjoying mid-afternoon tea time.
And having our attendants attend us.
WAIT! Attendants? Wonder if I can find those on line…