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“All of a sudden the nest is empty. The birds have gone, and what had been a constant blur of activity is now nothing more than a few discarded feathers. Silence mutes all that was colorful and it is time to reestablish our significant place in an ever-changing world.”
–Marci Seither, Empty Nest
In the past two years, our home has been up and down with people living in it, specifically the children. It’s been interesting, exciting, heartbreaking………well basically an emotional roller coaster!
Each boy has always had his own room. We had intentions on leaving their rooms as is however an office/project area is very much needed as the blog becomes a career.
Awhile back, we completed a room makeover and turned a “family” room into an office ….which you can see here. Unfortunately, the room didn’t work out as well as we had hoped:
- Lighting -Photography
- Wall Space (fireplace takes an entire wall)
- Cat Box Area
These are just a few of the reasons to pack up and move….the room not our home.
The decision was made to combine both boys rooms into one. It will be setup to have one, or both boys, home at any given time while acting as a guest room. And the other bedroom will become SS&M Headquarters.
Here is the room that will be the home office:
Now, here is what’s funny about this change…… converting the bedroom to a home office will change several rooms. We felt a little like the, If You Give A Mouse a Cookie book. Or maybe the Dry Bones Song, the foot bone is connected to the ankle bone.
- Changing the now office, meant a change to that “family”room- a reading room????
- Converting the bedroom to a home office.
- Combining both boys rooms.
- Taking sun room/craft room into home office so all supplies are in one area.
- Changing some shelving in the garage to accommodate craft room paint.
- Moving home decor supplies into home office area.
Basically, it’s a musical chairs of home decor around here.What is that like 4 room changes? But for this One Room Challenge, you will see the converting bedroom to home office process. The others will follow so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to follow along.
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On one hand it will be sad to complete this challenge, but there is a certain reestablishment that can be exciting. We hold unto that excitement through the tears of change.
Here is the plan:
The bedroom is now ready for it’s new life and for ours.
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