I’ve told you I like IKEA. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I have turned one of their wardrobes into an office nook. Crazy you may say! Well, a little but it works.
I’m loving the current trend of marble and copper together. That was my inspiration for this project. I’ve had a roll of marble ‘look’ contact from Kmart for a while waiting for the right time to use it. It looks like the day has come to use this bad boy!
First I had to do some serious declutter of what was in the cupboard. At one point I thought this was a very bad idea (I lie, at every point). This is what the cupboard looked like before.
This was the hardest part but as it turns out it was the best thing. No one needs all that crap!
Moving on, I positioned the shelves at the height I needed them and then covered the desk shelf with my faux marble contact. Looking good! I made a hole in the back of the cupboard so that any electrical cords can be easily accessible.
I put all my folders on the higher shelf. If I can be bothered, one day I might cover them so they all look the same. This will do for now! All my papers, plain a4, photo paper, transfer paper, and the rest are in trays under the desk and there is room next to them for my chair to go in when the cupboard is closed.
Every desk needs lighting, so I hung up some battery operated string lights that do a great job. Better than I expected.
Next came the styling. This is my favourite part, when everything comes together. I used a file organiser from IKEA and attached it to the inside of the door. A mail basket so mail actually has a home to live in that’s not on the dining table, and a pin board I made a while ago.
So here’s the finished project.
I love it, I might actually enjoy doing paperwork. Yeah, ……….nah!