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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Home Office Debut!

Our family's former breakfast nook is now my home office. It spans an area of 64 square feet. Just enough space for a printer, two cabinets, a glass top table/desk, a chair on wheels, a side tray/table, a magazine rack, and two old wicker chairs. My "corner window office" even has an ocean-like view of our pool!

Around the corner of the nook is a large table my husband constructed. It doubles as a homework table for my kids and a packaging/shipping table for cutepinkstuff.com. Across the room, under the stairwell, is a former play room that now serves as a storage room for small inventory items and shipping supplies. There is also another desk, storage unit, lamp and larger inventory items.

As I venture out into the small business world, I often wonder if this how Martha Stewart, Mary Engelbreit, Rachel Ashwell and others began. The challenge is balancing family and business all under the same roof!

Thanks to all who have visited and commented on my office re-do! More photos in video below!

26 comments:

Miss Sandy said...

Cindy,
Your new office is just dreamy. I am not sure I would get any work done for just wanting to sit and look around at all the cute pink stuff! Love your candy holder - I have tow of these sugar holders with the scoops still in the original silver, it never occured to me to paint them, maybe I will paint one, who knows. Love your office redo, so inspiring!
Miss Sandy

Melissa said...

Awesome!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh beautiful!! I just LOVE all of the colors!! I would like to have an office like that :)

Amy

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Very cute! Those wicker chairs are so beautiful!

Anne Sutton said...

This is so wonderful! What a great job you've done! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Pretty cute, cute pink stuff LOL! The printer cover is so creative. Love it!

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Cindy,
I visited a couple of days ago and left a message for you but for some reason it hasn't come up.

I just wanted you to know that I am totally inspired by your office make-over. It all looks so pretty and it makes me want to clean up and redecorate my studio too.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Bax said...

Yours is a blog I like to visit because of all the great tips and ideas! Love your new home office! It's just gorgeous!

Jan

restyled home said...

Breathtakingly beautiful...that's all I have to say!!

Linda
xox

karin (creativechaos) said...

I love it!!! It's so great to have a place of your own!

The Rose Cottage said...

You made it look just lovely like the rest of what I have seen of your home.
I started in the craft business when my daughter was 2 years old so I can see how challenging it is for you have four children. I only had one. Boy that was many years ago.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi Cindy,

I think you already know what I'm thinking...Office Feature! (hint, hint). Email me when you get a chance. Your office is DIVINE!

oxox
Jennifer

Mama Scribe said...

Hi there,

I love your office colors! May I ask what color and brand did you use to paint the walls?

Thanks!

-Nicole
nschreiber@integrity.com

michelle said...

Beautiful! What is that tall cabinet in the corner called? I'm assuming you painted it. Could you please share what color pink that is. Thanks, Michelle ;)

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