I promised an office update, so today I wanted to share where we’re at in the space! Our pocket doors have finally arrived, our lighting is here, electrical is ran, and the test fit went well. We’re cruising right along as best we can with the current delays on materials and backordered items. So far, so good! I’ve been practicing patience, and we’re truly in not hurry for this room anyway. Click through for a big update and a peek at some pretty details!
First, let’s talk about the pocket doors. As you remember, I designed these to be a space saver and they arrived to us last week. We ordered them locally (from Granite Mill, for those in the Salt Lake City area), and they turned out really gorgeous. They are solid core and HEAVY. Already having one pocket door in our home (between the laundry and powder bath), I knew weight and quality was very important. Our existing door slams, has terrible acoustics, and makes a ton of noise on the track. I wanted a heavy, solid door that was soft open and soft close. If you’re taking the pocket door route, they have to be heavy on the track, slide easily, and provide adequate acoustics and privacy… especially in an office setting. I’m very happy with these!
Emmett did a test fit to make sure they perfectly fit the track, and things fit really well. That means he is ready to drywall and close the studs back in. We just wanted to make sure the doors were a perfect fit before walling it off, in case we needed to make adjustments. If we adjustments were needed, we would be able to easily access the entire track. We’ve really been at a stand still because of that- just waiting on the doors to arrive for our test fit.
Next, let’s chat about the electrical. It’s all ran according to my lighting plan, and I also added a floor outlet, since my desk will be centered in the room. I want to hide my computer cords behind the leg of my desk for a seamless, clean, and organized look. If you missed the floor plan, check that out in this post. Since everything is to scale, I knew exactly where I needed the outlet in relatively to my desk legs. Half of design is really good planning!
My chandelier arrived (sneak peek pictured above) and it is gorgeous! My gallery lights are also here and are as expected- I tried to choose timeless and neutral fixtures for this space.
I do have bad news on the desk chair front. Remember the chair I thrifted? My plan was to attach casters to the legs, but unfortunately the arm height of the chair is too tall for my desk. I ended up buying this simple upholstered chair (with performance fabric), and my plan is to potentially add casters to that chair instead. We’ll use my thrifted chair elsewhere, because it’s beautiful and I still want to style it into our home. I don’t have a plan for it yet! For now, it’s staying in the entry…
While Emmet is still building our built-in (see that plan in this post), we decided to have his work make the glass cabinetry door fronts for us. Why? They’re really intricate and to be honest- Emmett is just busy. Between his regular job, we’re both putting in a lot of hours at the Tuesday Made shop, and of course this room renovation is also taking time. We decided it would be best to leave the door fronts to the pros, and we’ll rest assured knowing they’ll look perfect, while saving us precious time. Since we’re taking this route, of course we’re playing the waiting game once again in regards to lead time, but that’s totally fine with us. They’ll be worth the wait!
I’ve ordered a few new things for the space, but I’m just being patient, am on the hunt for some fun vintage items, and am planning to decorate slowly. I really want this room to be my happy place, since I spend so many hours here. I think that’s part of the fun of taking the curated and collected route. I hope eventually it’s a bright and cheerful place to work, filled with things that make me smile. That’s the goal anyway. So… next up? It’s drywall time! This is when the room will really start to feel like a room again. It’s also messy, dusty, and the worst part of a renovation… my least favorite, anyway. We have everything closed off, zipped up, and I’m hoping it won’t be too terrible. The pocket doors felt like a huge win this week! Let me know if you have questions about anything. I’ll work on a pocket door installation tutorial as things progress- I’ve had a lot of requests for that and am happy to oblige!
Heads up for tomorrow… the remainder of my weekly blog posts will go live on Thursday and Friday (no Wednesday post this week)! Emmett & I are finishing our dive training, so I’m having to take a day off work to complete that… anyway, I’m just shifting things around to fit my schedule. Check back on Thursday, and have a great day tomorrow if I don’t talk to you!