#DIY Home Office – Progress! {Updated 8/26!}

In about 9 hours, I went from this:




to 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!


  1. Love it!!! It’s going to look fantastic! Don’t you love having your own office?! I love to go and hide in mine!!!!

  2. It’s gonna be awesome!

  3. wonderful job Tanya!Can’t wait to see the finished results.

  4. Looking good… you did a lot in nine hours. You’ve got a nice office started there.
    I can’t wait to see it all done and your laudry room complete. Keep us updated. =)

  5. I love the way you used the patterns to spruce the area up. It looks great.

    My home is from the same era and I always seem to be renovating something. While old houses have their challenges they have a certain charm, the new ones just don’t have 🙂