Mar 15, 2010

Before and After Hall Closet/Desk

Here's another little before and after.

Ever since the mudroom has been finished we no longer need the small closet in the hall for storing jackets and other mudroom type paraphanelia.


Well I couldn't very well let a perfectly good space go to waste so I repurposed the space into a.......


Mini Office!


What do you think?

I'm using it to store tubs with each of the boys' names on them. These are holding all those little projects they bring home from church, pre-school, and first grade. They've all just been stacking up in random places all around the house and it was time for some organizing.

It'll be a great little spot for wrapping last minute gifts or writing thank-you cards or storing checks for last minute pizza delivery dinners (ok so, I live in BFE and pizza's joints don't deliver herem but still!) I could go on.

Plus...

It's a great place to re-charge my computer when I'm not dragging it around the house working on editing photos or writing new blog posts.

Eventually the bead board will be painted a creamy white and the walls will be a beautiful sage green.

Isn't it a great little space. I'm in love.

And a little before and after side-by-side...



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24 comments:

Teri said...

Holy freakin' freak! This is awesome! Love that vibrant orange. :)

Lynn said...

Holy!! I am with Teri! You are so smart.


I love coming here for total inspiration! My oldest son is leaving in June for his mission. That means his brother gets his room and I get the other bedroom for my office. I have been trying and trying to figure out what to do with the space and closet.

I think I have it now!!!! I am totally going with this.

Thanks!

shannon i olson said...

great job! If I only had another closet.....well, if I did it would be full of junk too!

TL said...

I love it! Makes me want to turn our closet into an area like this but first I'll need a mudroom! :)

Kara said...

Turned out awesome Karli! I really like it, perfect little nook and so much cheaper than a built in desk in the kitchen! Now to kick a kid out of his closet :)

lusum54 said...

Very cute Karli. I love It. Can't wait to see it when you paint the other walls.

The DIY Show Off said...

Brilliant and it looks awesome! I love it! :)

Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Roeshel

Laura said...

What a great idea!! This really turned out pretty and functional.

Feel free to stop by my blog and enter my necklace giveaway!

Lana said...

What a wonderful use of closet space!
Great job, L

Lauri said...

Oh yeah! Soooo clever and attractive.

jenjen said...

Great idea! What a good use of space. And I love the color you painted it and the star. Very nice!

XOXO
Jen

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I started to get really jealous when I read, "we no longer need the small closet in the hall ..."

But you did a great job! I love the little office nook. Beautiful and functional!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

i think it's fabulous!!!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

LOVE it! Fantastic use of space!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Wow...I don't know that I've ever seen such a tiny closet! :) But what an absolute BRILLIANT use of the space. I love your use of vibrant color. One of my next projects will be turning a hall closet in my tiny little condo into a "utility room". lol...we'll see how it goes.

Kelli said...

I love it! You are amazing! Thanks for sharing your decorating skills with me. I hope to someday have a house as cute as yours!

P.S. I LOVE the new blog layout. You HAVE to tell me how you did it! I have been trying to do something similar and simple like this but I can't figure out how to do it. HELP!!!!

P.S.S. I am still going to reupholster my chairs, but Mark says I have to finish my other projects first. BOOO! I'll let you know when I finish. (It might be a few years!) And I'll probably be bugging you some more about how to do it!

Love you ;)

Ally said...

Way to use your space! That's awesome.

ps.I love the weepies!

Marissa said...

You are having way to much fun in that house of yours!! Way to go! When you're done with everything, you're going to have to do a final walk-through of it all. Adorable!

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

That's awesome! We are debating what to do with our computer right now; maybe we'll adopt this idea! Love it!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Very nice! Way to be creative. It looks great!

KC said...

Are there any good paying HR jobs in your town? I think I could have a lovely time being your neighbor :) Hope that you and your family are doing well! The house is looking great :)

Leah said...

Thought of doing this many times! It looks great! I love putting wasted space to practical use. :)

Laura said...

Fabulous job, Karli! I'm thinking I will try this in one of the basement bedrooms ... if we get the dern house, that is :)

Michelle L. said...

Hi, Karli! I love this idea, it's pure genius. A mini home office inside a wall???? I am bookmarking it!

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