Monday Made It

My first Monday Made It of the summer! Woohoo! I am loving summer-time to do my projects and time for sitting at my computer with a cup of coffee and Law & Order playing on my iPad.  (Thank you Netflix Streaming!)

I wrote last week about my big plans for kicking my husband out.  Of our office that is.  It was a long winded story that ended up with him deciding to move his office into our guest room closet.  It's pretty much the only way he can block out our kids, Sponge Bob, and two barking dogs.  He only uses it when he's not traveling or in the evenings, so it's not like he's spending 40 hours a week there.

We worked our booties of getting this done.  It doesn't look like much, but yikes!  It started off by emptying out a closet and then reorganizing two other closets to make room for the junk that was hanging out in there.  I shared a before picture earlier, but I'm not going to repeat that embarrassment.

I emptied it out and my husband painted it.  There was a mega trip to Ikea for organizational stuff and a trip to Home Depot for supplies.

I stained the wood.  This is not a professional job here.

My husband put supports on the walls and then attached the boards.  He added some more support with metal braces underneath and put an opening in for cords.
I wanted to take the doors off so he wouldn't be scrunched, but he liked the idea of being able to close all of it off.

I still have to figure out something for lighting.  We had planned on putting a lamp on the desk, but there's no space left.  An electrician is putting a plug in, so I'm thinking we'll just put a light at the top.

Now I get to use his old desk area to set up my sewing and craft things.  I may have bought a few organizational tidbits at Ikea for that, too.  ; )  I want to get my area settled this week, so I can whip out some more Monday Made Its.

Now go check out what everybody else has gotten accomplished!


  1. It looks really good! I pinned some pictures for you on my Pinterest page, and forgot to send you a link, but you must have gotten them telepathically:) Because the new space looks just as good as the pins!

  2. Looks great! Love both spaces!


    I {Heart} Recess

  3. I found you through the linky! I guess you all did work your booties off!! I am a new follower. :-)

    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs

  4. Wow, you guys worked hard!! It looks great!

    (You both have two computers each? or just monitors? Y'all must be computer wizzes- oh wait...I know you are!!) ;O)

    Collaboration Cuties

  5. Look wonderful and cozy:) Love it:) Thanks for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  6. I love what you did! Want to come to my house lol?!!! I am your newest follower; found you on the linky :)!

    K-3 Kathleen

  7. Wow, you got it done, while I am still just thinking about mine. I'm going to have to use what I already have and just try to re-arrange and make it look nice.

    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  8. What a great way to use a closet! So clever!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

    PS -- Still loving my blog design! :)

  9. Love it! Can you come rearrange my stuff next!?

    Chickadee Jubilee

  10. Megan, that looks great! :) Okay, I just set up my account on Blog Lovin'! Thanks for the heads up! :)

    Adventures in Room 204

  11. WoW! that looks great and thank you for reminding me about google reader... keep meaning to do that!


  12. I love your craft area. I wish I had the space to spread all my stuff out. Enjoy!

  13. Your closet office came out great. I used to have one in my previous house, although the builder did it for me. I'm sure you will love it.

    room 4 imagination

  14. Megan you are so talented and creative. Thank you for inspiring us all.
    Rock Stars At Work