Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors...

…so it stands to reason that good walls would make good coworkers…or at least happier coworkers.

Though my alias in the blogosphere is Employee No. 3699 and I describe myself as a cubicle dwelling, paper pushing, slave worker in an office; I don’t feel comfortable posting much about work. Believe me, I’d have a lot more fodder if I included the work part of my life but I need my job and it’s just not worth getting dooced.

That being said I’m going to climb slightly out on the proverbial limb to share a recent development at my place of employment…the addition of a wall, and a magnificent wall it is. I won’t go into the numerous reasons why a wall was needed to separate myself from my coworker, but I will say that my periodic hints and complaining to the right person has finally paid off; what was once an open area for two people to share has now been made into two offices.

The construction of the wall begins.

And a doorway.

The wall is finished and a window is installed.

The door is put in.

Here’s the finished product.

Though I got turned down on the Ralph Lauren suede paint I wanted in my office, I think I still have a chance for mini blinds on the window. I mean really, the whole point of the wall was to SEPARATE us, so what’s with the window? I’m thinking of putting in a requisition for Eddie Z’s tomorrow.


Badass Geek said...

Wonderful! I'm sure it will make all the difference.

Skeeter said...

Well done! It looks really solid and the paint is great. I understand about not wanting to talk much about work, although I do reference it from time to time. definitely don't want to get dooced ;-)

Best wishes,


Anonymous said...

That looks well designed. Do the windows open? It sounds like you don't want them to. BUT it would be cool if they could!

Lola said...

Nice! I'm thinking some of those pretty chocolate stained wood blinds with the extra-large slats!

I give you a lot of credit for surviving this long. My main goal in life was to never be stuck in the same room with the same person day after day just to make a living. I decided that after my office practice class senior year, and I've never done it. I knew my limits even then ;)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

We just painted our new office at home in RL Suede paint!! I love it!!


Michele said...

Way to go!!! Love the new digs!


Aunt Juicebox said...

Haha, make sure you breathe on the window, leave a little steam, and draw yourself giving them the bird.

Unknown said...

You could always put contact paper on the glass.

Mental P Mama said...

I would go on and paint it the suede finish. No one will notice.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. It is important to have a bit of privacy when you work. Looks good!

Meleah Rebeccah said...

I think I like your wall! I definitely vote for mini blinds over the window!