In about 9 hours, I went from this:
I am not done, but I am madly in love with the space I have created so far! The shelves and storage space is amazing! I combined 4 FLOR rugs to create some fun and add different colors and textures in the room. The back wall now has 4 fun curtains that I bought at Walmart for less than $10 each. The desk was on sale at Nebraska Furniture Mart for $169.99 (retailed for over $260!). I still have my Whirlpool washer in here for now, but in about a week, construction is starting on my new laundry room, so stay tuned! Oh the joys of owning a 1900 home! You get to make an old home in to something fun and all your own.
Edited to add an update on 8/26/11!
Houston, we have a frame for the wall. ‘The Wall’ is what I call it. The Wall will have a white board on it so I can make notes, use my awesome Scotch Restickable Shapes on it to keep the kids’ artwork on display, as well as current blog projects. These are the above images that I took just last weekend to show you the wall (The Wall) pointed out.
Tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 2×4 beams that are ready for me to attach my wall panels. 😀
It was hard to get a good picture since I was stepping on wood, sawdust and my son’s Bob the Builder tools, but this wall has 2×4’s on it that are braced from the underneath of the floor on the beams. (remember we are in a 1900 home’s basement here). I cannot wait to get the panels up and video the finished office! It looks awesome in person!