The Making of a Work Space

Over the last few weeks, I’ve made some progress on outfitting the old school bus as the home office for Goode Girl Media. I’m still on the fence about how to identify my new digs—#buswriter or #GoodGirlMobile or #cockamamyfarm #busstopshere. But whatever you want to hashtag this crazy homework space, it is starting to become a place that fuels my creativity; a place where—because of inspiring color and pattern—I want to be!

There’s still so much to do, but here’s a little visual update of what I’ve rescued from storage, ordered, bought, and installed so far…


The West Elm Parsons desk in lime green, a piece I’ve owned for many years and served we well as a bedroom dressing table in my former home.image

A white bar stool from Amazon to act as a desk chair for a standing-height desk. imageI knew I wanted to boost my desk up to countertop height; turns out that putting the desk up on one of the wheel-well covers makes it perfect working height for shorty me! And the chair works with that set-up too. Perfect.image

A pair of orange filing cabinets, members of my former home office. If you know me, you know my orange obsession. Why shouldn’t something as boring a a filing cabinet be an awesome color?image

A super-simple, shorty wire shelving unit in black from Target—I chose this three-shelf version because it would fit perfectly and give me good storage on top of the wheel-well covers.image

An antique, family heirloom bed that will be a day bed/sofa situation…eventually. First, I have to figure out a mattress for this very odd size—44-inches-wide, which is in-between today’s standard twin and standard full. So stay tuned…my brain is working on this one.image

The Follie 3-piece  bistro set from Home Decorators Collection in peacock blue gives me some meeting space for a chat with a client—and, let’s be honest, it just looks so cute! Love that blue.image

To tie the various colors together, I ordered the Gabriella shower curtains from World Market (why pay more for the exact same thing just because the label says “window panel”?). image

They are a little long for this particular installation, but I can trim the six-inch excess from the bottom and use that bonus fabric for accents on something else—a future pillow or window treatment.


Lucky for me, the rear wall of the bus was already outfitted with a curtain rod that stretches side-to-side and had shower rings on it! The shower curtains are perfect at the back of the bus to frame the door.


And, the most recent of my purchases, navy-and-white cabana stripes on Nantucket outdoor rugs from Home Decorators Collection! So fab.image


imageimageNow, I just need to figure out a signal booster to make my wi-fi signal strong enough out at the bus that I can get some work done! But never fear, I have a few leads…

Oh! And moving my collections of books, magazines, catalogs, all my files, supplies, etc, etc from inside the house and the storage unit. Hmmm…guess I’m not as close as I thought. More to come friends (hopefully written from inside the bus)!!


4 thoughts on “The Making of a Work Space

  1. SO FUN. Oh, for a custom mattress cushion, look at I used them for a custom mattress for our porch daybed. Happy with the finished product!

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