Our office area under the stairs needed a much needed face lift!
Organization was a pain, nothing seemed to flow right and I hated seeing the printer. We made a computer cabinet a few years ago because I hated seeing it too! So it got me to thinking on how I could come up with something that would hide the printer, give us more storage and look pretty.
So Sara and I packed into the Explorer and went to Lowes. It was snowing and cold so I made Sara drive to give her some more experience with driving. It was nice having her pull up front when I was finished and help me load everything.
Then we ate dinner once we made it home. We didn't start working until after 6pm. Mike was so happy that he was going to help me...not! He complains every time, but does a fantastic job!
I came up with the idea of making this cabinet to fit on top of the existing one and moved the smaller one onto the desk to support one of the shelves that we installed.
I had originally wanted 3 shelves but decided 2 worked fine. Plus I really didn't want to buy anymore baskets. Now I have a few pieces to take back and get some money to spend on something else...always a good thing!
I get so impatient and stayed up all night working while Mike slept. His job was done...now mine was to finish painting and accessorize...the fun stuff!
Now doesn't this look so much better with a coat of paint?
All finished! I still need to get a latch to keep the door closed, but that'll be later when I feel like going out again.
I bought the baskets at Lowes, had the existing boxes that are on top and made the OFFICE sign. I hung the chandy that I had made back in the summer over the desk and fell in love!
It all looks perfect but will function so much better. Now we can grab what we need easily and hide what we don't want. YAY!
I'm so happy with how it all turned out! Now doesn't it look a lot better? More organized....and pretty!
One more thing I almost forgot to mention. We added to the desk top and made it from wall to wall and to the back of the wall. Now it's a super huge space for all of our work and for just checking things out on the web.
Hope you all enjoyed my little makeover.....now I am exhausted!