I know it has been a hot minute since I have written about the progress on my tiny office. For years, it has been a dream of mine to have an office away from the house. And in May, I achieved that dream. I bought myself a she shed. Now I will admit that when I bought the shed it wasn’t the one I had originally picked out on the lot.
But as we were driving onto the lot, my eyes fell on this one shed that I knew was perfect for my tiny office. It took less than a week for them to deliver my tiny office / she shed to the spot where it is now. I was filled with excitement when it was being delivered. I even videoed it. ( So look for another blog post soon.)
I soon began making plans for the interior of the tiny office. My middle daughter, Mikaela, is an interior architect major in college and I was going to pay her to help design it. It would have been her first professional job for her resume. Noticed how I said, it would have been her first professional job. I will get to that in a minute.
I slowly started going shopping picking up things I knew I wanted in the office.
- A Farm House Table– I already had the farmhouse table as bought that a few months ago, because I like being able to spread out and not be so cramped. I had the office chair. But I need the design details.
- A Chandelier – I mean every she shed has to have one right. I was able to score two that I liked at the Habitat Restore in my small town. Yes, they were a little worn out, but a coat of spray paint and all was good.
- A Rug- I was able to score a rug during Amazon’s Prime Day between the times the website crashed. 🙂
- Blinds- for the windows.
- Curtain / Valances – Which I was able to make myself. Look for a blog post soon on how I did that.
- Chairs for the Porch – With my oldest daughter moving to California, I was able to bring back home the chairs we had repaired as another DIY Project.
- A Bookcase – You know just to hold stuff.
- A Spare Chair or two – For when people come to the office. Most of the time, Allie, sits in the chair in the corner.
- An Air Conditioner – Because living in North Carolina, I would not be able to work in my she shed without one.
- Scrap Wood for my feature Wall – More to come on that soon
- Insulation for the walls and ceiling
- Electricity- Remember earlier in the post, where I said that this would have been my middle’s daughter first professional job for her resume. Yea well, after being jerked around for several months, the electrician who said he would do the job, decided that he couldn’t. So that is where we stand right now. No electricity for the building so no designing going on here. I am currently working inside my she shed at night with the use of outdoor extension cords to allow for my basic electrical needs like light and charging my computer.
To say I am upset is putting it mildly. I am irritated. I had plans to have a blog office grand opening before Mikaela went back to school. (And she goes back this Saturday) I had also planned on getting her to help me with what friend, Ashleigh from Glitter Cottage, named the Blog Cabin. But I can see I will be doing it all on my own pretty soon. Praying for electric to be installed within the next week. Look for more updates on the Blog Cabin Soon.