Hello everyone! I am finally getting around to posting about my closet/office makeover. We’ve been pretty consumed lately with our ongoing remodel, so this is my first chance to blog in a while.
In our house we have a closet off our kitchen. It is supposed to be a coat closet, I believe, but we already have several coat closets, and a large pantry. We decided that this would be the perfect spot for an organizational media center.
If you have kids, especially school aged kids that are active in sports and other activities, you probably have a need for an area like this in your home. I’ve been planning a space like this for a while. Here is how it turned out:
It has been a total eye opener for our family since our daughter started kindergarten. I had no idea how many obligations and events we were going to need to keep track of between school, ballet, gymnastics, soccer, t-ball, etc. Not to mention snack days, days we’re volunteering in the classroom, swimming days, the list goes on and on. You should see my sisters schedule! Mine doesn’t even compare to hers! I’m sure many of you can relate. Just having a place to set the mail and other important papers is huge. The nice thing about transforming a closet is that I can close the doors if it gets messy!
I started by removing the bar across the closet and repainting the closet and the trim. My
cute tough assistant wanted to be in the pic sporting his Tapout gear.
I painted the closet Pebble Gray by Gliddon. It is a lighter version of the color I used in my daughter’s bedroom. I hung my bulletin board and bought some baskets from Target. They have some great stuff out right now! I love that Chevron print!
I hung an organizer for bills and other important papers. It was one I’d had for a while, I may still paint it black. I put stamps, receipts, etc. in that organizer. Inside the boxes on the shelves I store things like stationary, printer paper and other miscellaneous office supplies. The large chevron box has all of my daughter’s coloring books and construction paper. The mesh looking basket is full of coloring crayons and markers. My daughter is pretty crafty herself and I pull that box down several times a day!
Here is the bulletin board I recently recovered. You can read about how I did it here.
I’m not thrilled with the desk situation, but I finally gave up on looking. I wanted something with several drawers but here is the problem with turning a closet into an office-the closet has lips on both sides that would prevent the drawers from opening all the way(does that make sense?). Not to mention that finding a desk that fit in the closet without completely disassembling it was nearly impossible. I ended up making a desk myself. I’ll post about that later.
I still want to get some organizers for things like scissors and glue, and eventually make a place for a phone charging station. It is a bit of a work in progress, but it is just perfect for leaving mail that I still need to come back to, and organizing kids homework etc. This isn’t so much a functional desk that I plan to sit at and work, but rather a drop spot and a place for office supplies. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!
Is there a space in your home that would better serve as an office area? Don’t forget about closets! There is often a lot of wasted space in a closet. I just love how organized this space makes me feel! Thanks so much for coming by!
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