back in 2013 when i decided to leave a job that included a steady paycheck, great benefits and full-time access to a color copier and fully functioning fax machine to join the freelance world, i knew i needed to carve out a space somewhere at home where i could tend to paper work and such without being in the middle of everything else that goes on around here. the obvious place for this seemed to be the guest room. i simply moved in a small dainty writing desk and a couple of rolling file bins along with a magnetic board for my calendar and other inspirational items, i was quite pleased with the results and posted a blog about the progress.
well, here we are two years later and i'm loving the freelance world. but with all the various projects (everything from space planning to food styling, to prop styling and set design) the space i'd allowed myself just wasn't working any more. i needed some room to spread out! it seemed to make sense to move my work area to the nook where the bureau was (at a whopping 52" wide, it would more than double the work surface i'd been using up until then) and add a credenza to house the additional storage i so badly needed. enter IKEA, craigslist, some spackling and paint (plus about 12 hours of work!) and the new space is finished. all for less than $300.
Entering the room BEFORE
looking into work area BEFORE
so far, it's working.