Ever since we moved here to the Small House our third bedroom has been my office.
When the realtor told us that the sellers had put a tiny closet in this room so it could be sold as a three bedroom house, I almost fell off my chair! A nursery maybe but a bedroom…what a laugh!
Anyway I immediately turned it into my office space with my old Mac computer, my old metal corner desk, two file cabinets and two bookcases using what I had on hand from our old house. It was never really functional and definitely not pretty but I made it work. And, I avoided that room unless I had computer entry work to do.
Needs change and a couple of years ago I needed a place to practice my Reiki healing. I needed to create the room I needed.
Our third bedroom set up as a Reiki room.
I decided to change over the office into a Reiki room. I asked for and received my massage table for my combined birthday and Christmas gift. I used my Valentine’s Day gift of money to purchase sheets, a heating pad and scrounged up a pillow and two afghans to use as blankets.
Bookcases hold heating pads off season, books, essential oils and candles.
I painted a $10.00 vintage garage sale vanity for a small desk and a couple of odd chairs for seating and the room is good to go. I also dug out a couple of $2.00 vintage flea market lamps and added new red shades for subdued lighting. The room is painted in a medium-toned soothing green with a washed-oak linoleum flooring underneath, covered a thick and patterned rug in greens and reds that coordinates with the adjacent room.
Vintage dressing table turned desk in corner and seating area.
It’s a fact of life that the massage table is going to be seen from the adjacent parts of our house so I chose red for the sheets to coordinate with the red and green in the vintage dressing table and the adjoining “Hobby Room” with its red accent wall. I figured if it’s going to be seen I can at least make it coordinating!
Metal corner office desk just before it sold.
It’s still not perfect. It’s still crowded with office needs but at least I can walk around the bed and make it work, sort-of. The room is still small but it is near a bathroom and the back entry door, both good things for clients who want to feel like they are coming into a professional setting. Its in the quietest part of the house and easily accesible from our driveway turn-around. It will do.
I now have a joining office/Reiki room that is practical and though it is not perfect…it is not beautiful it IS usable. My mantra these days.
Small House / Big Sky Donna