Ask DJ Lyons: Home Office Renovations Day 3

My home office is being re-done

My home office in our log cabin is being completely re-done. On day 3 of the renovations, the two handymen tore out the rest of the floorboards. It had rained in the night; therefore, there was a lot of damness in the room. Before they headed off to their other job, they indicated they would purchase some heavy plastic to line the room with before laying down the new floor. They also found a pipe that leads to the outside that needs to be closed off. Additionally, they found some problems with some of the logs. This may prove to be a much bigger job than any of us originally anticipated. I think we are going to look like that Hoarders Show for a couple of weeks. The end result will be both beautiful and functional. It will be so worth it!

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Back right corner of room

This is the back right corner of the room. There will be a 5-shelf bookshelf on the back wall. There will be a 41-inch wide hutch on the side wall. This is also where they will place the vent as there will be some empty space in that corner.

My husband plans to re-stain the walls before we put the furniture back in place. That will be especially necessary where the built-in furniture got removed. Those darker logs is where the built-in chest of drawers was once located.

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Ventilation in front left corner

Here is the ventilation system lying on the front left floor as I look down into the room.

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Tiny Closet

Behold my tiny closet. I am relieved they did not find it necessary to tear this down. Phew!

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Far Left Corner

This is the far left corner where a 5-shelf bookshelf will reside on the back wall. A 41-inch wide hutch will sit on the side wall. The new vent will be placed somewhere in that location.

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Drainage pipes

These are the two drain pipes. The handymen intend to close them off so that moisture cannot drain into the room. I wonder if this has been one of the ways wooly caterpillars and mice had gotten into the room before.

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Front left side of room

This is just to the left as you walk into the room. Of course, I am taking these photos from inside the room. You can see a little peek into some of the extra furniture waiting to be returned to this room once it is done. There is a trash bag sitting on top of the hutch ready to use when they need it.

The darker wall is where the other built-in dresser was located. We plan to sand and stain the wall before moving furniture back in.

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Former Flooring

Here is what used to be my floor. It is sitting outside our log cabin. They had passed this material through that window.

I took one of these pictures from inside the carport.

You can see part of our deck and our beloved grill.
























Stay tuned to hubs showing the day-by-day after looks

 

Closet Organizers

ClosetMaid 1608 5ft. to 8 Ft. Closet Organizer Kit, White
ClosetMaid 1608 5ft. to 8 Ft. Closet Organizer Kit, White

* ClosetMaid 5- to 8-foot closet organizer

* Creates up to 9-feet of hanging space

* 19-feet of storage shelf space included

* 3-feet of shoe storage

 
Rubbermaid MN700 Deluxe Hanging Storage Shelf
Rubbermaid MN700 Deluxe Hanging Storage Shelf

* Space-saving storage shelf hangs over any standard closet bar

* 2 racks with side rails neatly contain folded sweaters, slacks, or blankets

* 6 side hooks for accessories; lower bar for hanging clothes

* Durable metal construction; no hardware or installation required

* Measures 15 by 26 by 22-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty

 
DAILY ACTIVITY ORGANIZER - 6 SHELF HANGING CLOSET - 11"x11"x48"
DAILY ACTIVITY ORGANIZER - 6 SHELF HANGING CLOSET - 11"x11"x48"

* Made of 100% Cotton Canvas

* 6 shelves labeled Monday - Friday and Weekend

* 12 shoe size pockets on the back, 3 large pockets on each side

* Rotates for easy access to pockets on all sides

* Measures 11"L x 11"W x 58"H

 
Household Essentials 01822-3 Hanging Canvas Shoe and Sweater Bag
Household Essentials 01822-3 Hanging Canvas Shoe and Sweater Bag

* Hanging organizer with 3 sweater shelves and 10 shoe pockets

* Sewn from heavy-duty canvas and durable inserts

* Attaches to closet rod with wide Velcro sleeve

* Also great for jeans, handbags, hats, and accessories

* Measures 12 by 50 by 12 inches

 
Household Essentials 80-Pocket Hanging Jewelry and Accessories Organizer, White Vinyl
Household Essentials 80-Pocket Hanging Jewelry and Accessories Organizer, White Vinyl

* Hanging organizer offers a tidy way to store jewelry and other accessories

* Durable vinyl construction; metal hanger for suspending from a hook or closet rod

* Double-sided design; 80 soft, clear-vinyl pockets help protect jewelry

* Sleek look nicely complements any bedroom or dressing-room closet

* Measures approximately 1/2 by 10-1/2 by 21 inches

 
Evriholder TAB-W Twirl A Belt, Holds 18 Belts
Evriholder TAB-W Twirl A Belt, Holds 18 Belts

* Holds multiple belts.

* Non-slip arms.

* Fits all closet rails.

* Some assembly required.

 
As Seen On TV Magic Hangers, Set of 10
As Seen On TV Magic Hangers, Set of 10

* Set of 10 hangers

* Holds up to 50 garments

* Hangs vertically or horizontally

* Clothes stay neat, organized and wrinkle-free

* Strong enough to hold 5 winter coats

 

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