Making a desk, an office!
Oh wow! It has been almost a month since I have posted anything new. It has been a little hectic around here. I have had some custom jobs and a few projects around the house.
My husband is going to be doing more work from home and as a result he needed to have a closed space to complete his work. We live in a small town home so moving his desk to a bedroom is not the ideal situation for us. Currently his deck/office is in a nook in our family room, it's positioning was perfect to hang curtains in order to close off his office.
My first step in making a desk to an office is to make sure the location is ideal for an office. Our family room is only used during off hours thus ambient noise from children playing or the television blaring is not really a problem for us. If the children and I are home during the day, we are normally on the main floor were the living room is and all the children's toys are. Therefore, a great place for my husband's office.
Next, what does hubby need for an office? The hubby requested for his office to have a "desk" which can hold both of his computers, a chair, and for it to be closed off. Man, this is very minimal, my office has all kinds of paint, paper, glue, fabric, all kinds of office supplies and crafts supplies. I have a 5' x 9' area and it is busting at its seams.
So how did I hang a curtain to make his office private? I took inspiration for Home Hacks and Apartment Therapy, then created something that would work for me. I used Versa Hooks for anchoring the system to the wall and ceiling (3), vinyl covered wire rope for the rail that the curtain will follow (approximately 9'), wire rope clamps (2), t- buckle (2), a set of 7 curtain rings, and curtains. I made my own curtains. Please look at my past blog, DIY: Nursery Curtains, to see how I made them. The one addition to the curtains is that I added a zipper in the corner.