Last week I was a little excessive on the ‘wordful’ part, so this week I’ll try to keep it to a minimum. Try being the key word, of course. We got a little sidelined by the snow Mother Nature sent us last week, shoveling snow instead of working on the Summer House to get it done sooner rather than later. But we did make some progress. Hubby added some colorful rope lights to the under side of his desk:
That’s the one side-section of his desk, looking up through the lofty opening. Here’s another angle, from the same spot:
Once the desk is completed, the drywall is up and everything’s set up the way he wants, I’ll take more pictures to show you how cool the effect really is. I think it’s perfect for his office/music studio/man cave area.
The guys got a little sidetracked with wanting to put in a ceiling fan – so Saturday they worked on that, along with replacing the one annoying overhead light with puck lights. Here’s the fan hubby picked out:
Pretty cool, isn’t it? It has a wall mounted control that’s right inside the door, along with a separate remote control that hubby will keep upstairs. They also hung some puck lights on the first floor to replace the overhead light:
Right now the wires are a messy rats nest, it’s going to take some time to run them to make them invisible since we’re keeping the ceiling in the cool rustic open beam mode. Since I’ve been chomping at the bit to get my space done, they decided to hold off on finishing the lighting until after I have a place to put my stuff, instead of being in transient mode. They’ll just have to duck under the wires for the time being – I’m short enough so it doesn’t bother me.
On Sunday we finally got all the wiring done on my wall, and the sheet rock up so we could hang my flat panel and get started on my custom desk. Remember I started off with this:
The transformation has begun:
Our genius friend Rob envisioned a design for my desk, and this is what he came up with:
It will be the biggest desk I’ve ever had – I’m going to be in seventh heaven working at it for sure! Here’s another angle for you:
Pretty cool so far, isn’t it? Rob will be building some shelves for the wall, including small shelves just for the speakers – see those two puck lights hanging out of the drywall? Those will be mounted underneath the speaker shelves, to cast just enough light onto my workspace when needed. Operated by a dedicated light switch with a dimmer. I needed to set up some of my stuff so we can figure out where to drill the holes to hide all the cables and cords – then we’ll figure out how we’ll go about finishing it since this is just the ‘bones’ of the desk so far. I’ll be getting a new office chair – that one has seen better days. We’ll definitely be adding some shelving underneath, and possibly some drawers so I can keep things all nice and organized. I can’t wait!
Next up is getting the wall finished where Princess Nagger’s custom desk will be built – she’s already given some input on the design she’d like for her desk. We’ll see how much progress we can make by this time next week…stay tuned!
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