A week or so ago, I shared how we discovered some water damage in our window seat and how my husband had the idea to tear out the window seat to create a workspace for me that could accommodate a desk. If you missed that post and would like to read about it and see all the graphic pictures, you can do so here.
This is how it looked before. It was a fun place to add color with seasonal pillows, but it was wasted space as rarely did anyone sit there. It was a good napping spot for our kids when they were little, but that was 20 years ago.
Before the tear out, this was my workspace. There are several other places in our home where I could work from, but this is my favorite room and also where we spend the most time. We had this slider shelf added to our bookcase when our kids were young so they could work on our one family computer. My how times and computers have changed!!!
Does anyone share a computer anymore?? Anywho, it was a small space, but I had it organized and it was as efficient as it could be for such a small space.
This is how it looks now.
This piece had been serving as my bedside table, so it was an easy choice to return the desk to its intended purpose.
This old piece was relocated to become my desk chair. It may get new upholstery in the future.
I bought this antique lamp shortly after Lovey and I were married. Our home was lacking lamps, so every trip we went on, I would find an antique store and try to find a cute lamp to commemorate our trip. I recognize this is not the best picture, but I wanted you to see how nice it is to look outside rather than staring into a bookcase.
Now I even have a space across from my desk, where a friend can sit when discussing design ideas.
After the wall and windows were painted, we decided to repaint our bookcase. If you want to see before and after pictures or read the post, you can see the transformation here.
This project has been key to transforming this room from playroom to sunroom. We only gained about 4 feet, but we took an under utilized window seat and turned it into a functioning work space. I didn't buy anything new for this area, so I don't have many current sources, but I will share what I have in case you are interested. Have a blessed weekend!!
Paint-Benjamin Moore Natural Cream
Trim-Pratt & Lambert Silver Lining mixed in Ben Moore Advanced Semi-Gloss
Rug-Target, Woven Outdoor Rug by Project 62
Desk-Wisteria Outlet in Dallas years ago
Garden Stool-TJ Maxx
Ladder Back Chair-The Lemon Tree Home
Chair Slip-The Lemon Tree Home
Pillow-William Sonoma Home, last year
Lamp & Shade-Old, shade from Pierre Deux, Oh how I miss that catalog!!
Throw Pillow in Chair-Greece
Wicker Laundry Basket-The Lemon Tree Home @ Vintage Mercantile Denison, Texas