Okay, I know you’re thinking I’m crazy but this time it’s not my office. Since last April’s remodel in Arizona, I’ve been itching to do another project start to finish. So when the chance came to dog sit in Pittsburg for the week I insisted on having a project.
Otherwise I’d pack up 5 dogs in my tiny Toyota and take them home.
Instead, Mom decided that it was time to revamp her office. So Mother’s Day weekend we started cleaning stuff out and stocked up the desk in the front room with all the office supplies we could find. By Friday when I arrived she had the room mostly empty and then it was time to patch holes in the wall, take down hardware and prep for paint.
Here’s the room the night before carpet was installed
The tall bookshelf I was planning to use was too long to get through the door frame. So plan b. I moved in a shorter bookshelf and finally a few chairs.
Then came the fun part! I started stocking the room again with all the things Mom wanted at hand. The new computer got hooked up at the desk, the old computer too. I brought in craft stuff, office supplies, books, CDs, cards, picture frames, some toys and it all started coming together.
I even installed the shelf above the closet doors for Mom’s hat boxes, rehung the curtains, brought in a plant and covered the chair with a soft blanket for the dogs.
Throughout all of this I refused to send Mom any pictures or hints, even when I changed the furniture arrangement. Here’s the final product on Saturday morning with fresh flowers on the bookshelf:
The CD tower behind the door:
Tall wardrobe tucked into the far corner: