Fixing Up French Doors for My Blogging Office

[This is part of the Problogger Home Office Series.]

Just a small update to my efforts on building the best office for a problogger ever – I’m slowly on clearing out the rest of the garbage and packaging materials that accumulated into the space – it would seem that the office is the best spot for items that are categorized as “I’m not sure where this goes yet.”

#sigh – it is what it is.

Beautiful things. Need to be restored though.

But one thing that’s taking up space that doesn’t bother me is two original french doors that are nearly 100 years old that we’re going to restore and put back in place to create some separation of the space between all things “office” and all things that end up being part of a “playroom” for my kids.

Without this delineation all rooms are fair game to be played in and that can’t work when I’m blogging! And quite frankly I’m tired of shhhhhhhhhing my daughter – better to have some doors and be done with it.

Love the handle!

The updates for this project might start coming in a bit slower as I’ve had to re-arrange some family finances a bit to handle some “fun” business decisions that I’ve made in the past year.

Ahhhhhhh. It’s so much fun being a small business owner! Thanks for hanging with me on this long-term process! We’ll get there – I promise!

[This is part of the Problogger Home Office Series.]

  • Amy @ MomsToolbox

    They’re gonna look great!

    Having a workspace you love really DOES make a difference. And I agree that having that distinction will be a big help.

    My office is a nook off of the kitchen area. It’s the perfect spot for popping into, but doesn’t have a door for the times I need to really work. I’m thinking of adding a drape or something so I can make the distinction when needed.

    Enjoy your doors! :)

    • TrafficColeman

      Amy..most people start off by having a office in the corner of a room or kitchen. Its just great to have a place to call a office.

      “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

      • John Saddington

        where are you traffic?

    • John Saddington

      picture? ;)

  • Graham

    That’s awesome John. And yes. It is good to have some sort of physical separation between “work” and “play”.

    • John Saddington

      i think so. it’s necessary for my kiddos.

  • kristie@thedecorologist

    I’ve been following your blog for some time now and love the tips you give. Now that you’re talking about decorating, maybe this tip will help you with those fabulous french doors!

    Good luck! Kristie

    • John Saddington

      omg. awesome! thanks for this kristie!

  • Darryl

    Doors are a good thing.
    As a home DIYer (and husband of an interior designer) the best thing I would suggest is patience. Take the time to clean up the wood, sand, mask off the glass, etc. Nothing more frustrating than having to see your mistakes day after day.
    Have fun.

    • John Saddington

      … you are so right. i’m putting this as a reminder.

  • Brian Alexander

    Those doors to look pretty retro. Glad that you can put this delineation between work and play. Something we all need to do at some point in our blogging efforts.

    • John Saddington

      space is so important to em. it really does matter!