Sunroom: A Dreamy Workspace

Today is the first ‘business day’ of my new employment status!  I am now officially a Work at Home Mom.  This is exciting and terrifying all at the same time!  I’m so accustomed to having a steady cash flow, since every day was a pay day in the salon.  Not having that will take some getting used to, I’m sure, but I already have a budget in place…if only I can stick to it!  The upsides are obvious: spending more time with my family, not being covered in hair, and fewer aches and pains are just the first few that come to mind.

I have plans today, and every day this week.  I actually have a couple of orders to fill, and will hopefully have those delivered by Friday (yay for a payday!), but today I’m giving my sunroom/craft space/office another good overhaul.  I need a dreamy workspace!  You may remember these posts: Craft Room Makeover: Before and Craft Room Makeover: After.  Well, that sunroom has been made over…and over…and over, so now I actually get to organize it for the last time!  It is now where I will spend the good majority of my time, so I want to make sure it’s a space that I feel at home and cozy in, but that inspires and motivates me, as well.

First, I’ll give you a photo-recap of the changes the sun room (a.k.a. my craft room/office)  has endured since we moved here.

taking out the cloudy, leaky windows.

Taking out the cloudy, leaky windows.

Framing the new windows.

Framing the new windows.

New sheetrock and trim.

New sheetrock and trim.

Painted, waiting on floor stain.

Painted, waiting on floor stain.

All done!

All done!

The improvements that have been done to this room made it my favorite space in the house!  It’s warm, inviting, and full of natural light.  I love to work in here!  I think working in the cramped hallway for a while really helped me appreciate this room even more.  You can check out this post for the whole sunroom “after” experience, complete with new rugs!

Today I’m planning to hang some pictures back up in the sunroom, which will make it feel more finished to me.  I’m also going to add some little touches around my work area that will keep me organized, along with some things that make me smile.  I know just where to look!  One of my favorite blogs to read, Wit & Wander, has free printables all the time, and they’re always so cute!  Sure enough, I found a whole post that has links to several other blogs with free printables, plus a free monthly calendar printable from Megan, herself.  I’m going to go check them all out today, especially the budget binder, the to-do list, and the master goals plan.  That’s not all!  I also want to print her beautiful scripture cards, which can also be downloaded and used as screen-savers on your phone! Wit & Wander is like a one-stop shop for organization and motivation!  She’s a fellow Etsy seller, as well (click here), selling instant downloads of her beautiful design work.  Thanks, Megan!!

I’ll be sure to share my progress on my new craft/office space very soon!  I have so many plans and dreams for this new business venture, and I believe that having a dreamy workspace is the best way to begin!  Now that the beautiful sunroom has been transformed into ‘ours’, and doesn’t leak or smell like mildew, I have the dreamiest office anyone could ask for!

X,O,X,O,    Martie