DIY: The Closet Office!
If you have always liked the idea of a home office, but are like me and can’t bear the thought of giving up an entire room, you will love this idea! The entire thing was incredibly inexpensive, and was completed over the course of a weekend. Check out the process below!
The closet space, before:
(Peek at the bottom left of the pic – you can see Marcus likes it, but the space wasn’t doing me any good :)) I brought in a couple of storage cubes I had bought a while back, that I used to keep side-by-side. The cubes were from Target‘s Itso line – here is a piece in white, shown below.
Once the desk top was in place, I used primer on the wood to prepare it for paint.
Once that dried, I went over with chalkboard paint – you can buy a can for under $14 at Lowe’s, and it’s a great thing to have. (FYI: once you get going, you will want to turn everything into a chalkboard – don’t say I didn’t warn you.)
The funny thing is that once you start going with a small space, you start to analyze every tiny area and see how to get the most out of it. This led to the pegboards on the doors. They sell large sheets of pegboard at Lowe’s, and they will cut them for you right there at the store.
We first took 4 small blocks of scrap wood for each of the closet doors and screwed those on (one for each corner of the pegboard.) These allowed the pegboards to be raised enough to create space between the pegboard and the actual closet door, so that we could store things on their easily. After that, we screwed the pegboards into place, onto the scrapwood. We then purchased a $11 kit to organize items on the board with.
We brought in a few storage baskets we had around the house and added a couple of finishing touches, and I suddenly had an awesome office space! The best part is that I didn’t have to sacrafice an entire guest room. In the long run I realized that the more I scaled it down, the easier it was to manage and organize it all. This is easily my most favorite “room” of the house 🙂
Forget about the box. Think inside the closet!