So remember when I told you that I'm trying to declutter again this year? And that I had tackled the office in January? Well, Cate's prompt for today gives me the perfect excuse to show you what I did besides getting rid of 61 pounds of paper!!!
This is a "before" view of the office looking from my living (a/k/a craft) room into the office toward the window. Note, two chairs because Jay had a spot and the filing cabinet in the corner.
Here is my "after" view, still facing the window. Jay's chair made it out to bulk trash and was picked up by someone. In fact, I kicked Jay out completely. I work here all day, four to five days a week. He has an office space in the basement with three tables and as many computers and he only works from home one day a week. So I saw no need to keep reserving him space here. The filing cabinet was moved to the wall closest to the living room and the tables were rearranged so my desk is now by the window. I got rid of the ugly brown bookcase and repurposed one that had been used in the family room and was no longer needed there. The big lump under the table is a two drawer filing cabinet - one for household bills and such, one for work.
The "before" shot facing from the sunroom doorway towards the living (craft) room. ugly brown bookshelf featured prominently on the desk space.
The "after" shot. When I told you I got rid of a lot of stuff, I wasn't kidding!
"Before" wall opposite my desk - cabinets and printers
"After" - not much has changed here really. Art work has been hung and the packing materials cleaned up.
So this is where I work. It is still very much a work in progress. I want a real desk with drawers and everything, not cheap laminate folding tables and a metal file cabinet. And I need to either move my bulletin board or add some more art work above my monitor. The "personal" things that really make this space mine... how about the old irons being used as book ends? The candles on top of the sorter? I really like my work space!