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!