Thursday, January 1, 2015

I lost a closet, but I gained so much!

First thing's first... Happy New Year!  I hope that 2015 is your best year yet!

We've been in our new home for about 4 months now and I FINALLY had some time to get a much needed project complete and have something to share!!


This is the closet in my home office.  I really work, like for a paycheck from an employer, from home, well, when I'm not traveling. Because of this, one of the "musts" when we decided to move back to FL was to find a three bedroom home so that we could also have an actual guest room and an office.  As we were settling in, I realized I would need to carve out a little space somewhere for my creative mess, so the craft closet was born!


I am so thrilled with this little space!  I initially thought the closet would be great because I could close the doors when I wasn't using it, but I've got to admit, leaving them open looks much better than closed, anyway!  I love the view!




It all started with a day off and a little paint and a little Mod Podge and fabric to add some detail.  I love this color - it's very inspiring!  And pretty close to what I used when I redid the bathroom in the last house.

I had no idea what I was actually going to do for desk space, but a trip to Michael's to pick up some storage boxes turned a vision into a reality when the Recollections storage cubes were 60% off.  I picked up six and spent a couple of days putting them all together and soon had a place to store all of my vinyl for the little machine that started it all!

  

The storage boxes were 5 for $10, so with them, everything has a place and I don't even miss not having a desk drawer.



I picked up some plug-in under cabinet LED's from Home Depot to add a little light, and a shelf from the closet section to make a desktop.  A gooseneck lamp helps add the light needed from the Silhouette to cut properly.



Once I had the cubes in place, though, I realized the desktop wasn't quite high enough, so one more trip to Home Depot for some MDF and quarter round cut to size (love that they do that for you!) and some ball feet, I made some bases for the cubes which also make it look just a little bit, I don't know, custom! I wanted something fun for the walls, and some DIY pin boards fit the bill. In another post, I'll share some of the details, but here's a little glimpse.  And I'll just say, a little spray paint makes things easy!



Now I realize that most people can't just give up a closet.  But, with just me and the huz in this three bedroom home, I can.  So I did.  And it makes me happy!  I encourage you to do something that makes you happy on this first day of a new year!



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