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Sunday, February 12, 2012

DIY Sunday: Closet to Home Office Makeover

It's no secret we've had to get a little creative in our house when it comes to space.  These little challenges are sometimes fun, sometimes not.  This current project was actually one of the fun ones.

Little misses' room is what used to be our spare bedroom.  Thankfully it's a decent sized room, so it can still hold a double bed, as well as her crib and dresser, for when family stays over.

But, it was also holding a desk and computer, which made it to be a little cramped.  Enter in Pinterest and I saw a solution - turning your closet into a home office area.  This closet wasn't used for any of her clothes, but rather random things - suitcases, my husband's work clothes, my preserved wedding dress, scrapbooks and well, just junk.

I brought the idea up to him and he was all for it.  The only problem is he isn't a well-known handy man, but we conquered!

Here are the results.

Our home office now holds a hand-made desk, a new chair and shelves for all our papers (bills, tax info, important documents, files, etc.)  I'm still debating on getting a cute curtain and/or fabric shower curtain to hang in the doorway to keep the office "closed off" when not in use.  What do you think? 

There are even two additional shelves up higher I didn't show, still holding some work stuff and my wedding dress!

What is even better about this, is getting rid of our hold desk freed-up a TON of space in her room.  I actually enjoy walking in here now.

Now, if I could just get that iPad, Kindle Fire or laptop to have out of her room when I need to use the computer, I will be set.


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  1. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)February 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Love the office space!! I wouldn't get a curtain ... unless you get distracted or don't like the look of it.

  2. I love this! Now I just need a closet to clear out!

  3. Very impressive, I say a decorative curtain would be cute and if nothing else, it would distract the wee ones from entering the office:) You need to watch the show The Amandas on the Style Network. I love to organize, but this women is beyond OCD.....

  4. What a good idea! I have a tiny apartment so this is such a good use of space. I also LOVE you desktop background :).

  5. I aboslutely LOVE this Ally! It looks so awesome - and I kinda like the idea of having a curtain in the doorway when its not in use. Great job!

  6. I love it!! I have so many things pinned to do in our new home it's not even funny!

  7. This is an awesome office. It kinda reminded me of the office space in makatiI'm renting right now. The furniture and accessories are really well put together.