Sunday, September 19, 2010

OFFICIALLY working on the OFFICE

Hi friends!

So excited to tell you guys that we had a very productive weekend working on my "one day office." WOO HOOO! We have got a LONG road ahead of us, but I am so pleased with the work we did over the past two days.

Here is what we did:

This is what it looked like before...

This was the view to the right as you entered our front door. You could see straight down into the "office" area. This area hasn't been an office for the past two years, but rather has served as a construction staging zone. Our laundry closet is also down there... Just what you want ALL of your guests to see as they walk into your home, laundry and construction junk. OH, and that door to the left of the pic? That's our master bedroom. YEP! Right when you walk into our front door, you also get a NICE view of our bedroom. UGH! Well, NO MORE.

This pic was taken from the office, looking up to the front door.

The hubs decided to let me take out my frustrations on the railing. I actually kicked out all of the spindles. You have NO IDEA how great that felt. Demo was my favorite part... and it only took about twenty minutes to do.

Once demo was completed, framing began. YAY!

I can't tell you how happy this wall makes me. Dry wall is up!

No more awkward beam! Its an entire wall now!

This was taken from the front door. My guests can't see straight down into the office anymore, and no more unwanted bedroom peeking!

This nook will have shelves and custom cabinets. I AM SO PUMPED.

Speaking of custom cabinets, here are the doors we are using for them. We brought these home a couple of years ago from the family farm. I washed them and have started sanding them. I think they are going to look awesome in the office.

The next few weekends are packed solid with work and weddings. Hopefully we will get paint and trim up on the wall soon. Is it sad how happy a wall makes me?

Well that was our weekend. What did you guys do? If you have a project you want to share or if you have any suggestions for me - feel free to email me at Talk soon, friends!


Brandi Nell


Aunt Cindy said...

Love it Brandi!!!!! Yay for you and Kev!

Tru said...

It's looking great! I'm just curious though, why the wide wall at the bottom? Did you have to match it up with the ceiling or something? Is there a cubby behind there or wasted space?

Brandi Nell said...

Hey there! There are actually a couple reasons why we did that "wide wall" or column.

We have noticed that the second floor needed more support. So, the "wide wall" framing works as additional needed support - but at the same time, it mimmicks the other side of the wall - making a balanced nook for the built ins.

Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

Congrats on getting the wall up, looks great and I love that you made space for custom shelving it will look awesome for sure!

JBunn said...

Love it!! Allen's man cave is our construction staging area.