February 21, 2012

[project] turning an unused closet into a great workspace

When we moved into this house, we took our unused back door closet and added shelving..it was the perfect place to store all the girls toys, everything had a home. The basement has been finished with a playroom for them for about a year and a half..so we've had a closet filled with, well, random stuff. Pointless..


So out came the shelves, I filled holes, sanded and painted. We bought kitchen cabinets and a counter top from IKEA, and turned an unused space into..


a workspace! It's just off the kitchen, has a ton of storage in the cabinets for all my paper products, paints and inspiration files. I added the gold knobs ( $2.00 from Home Depot, I used them on this project too )


I painted a new piece, that I'm thinking about adding similar to GALLERY WALL.. what do you think?!


I've heard fiddle leaf fig plants can be temperamental..but I'm going to try my luck-


We did the whole project in one day.. well, we actually did two of them, hubs has the same workspace downstairs now.


It makes me so happy to add more usable space to our not very big house..


I think I'll be spending just a bit of time here... x

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16 comments:

Andrea Johnson said...

It looks so good Sarah!! I am also wanting to buy a fiddle leaf fig tree for my living room but I am scared of killing it!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Sarah, it is fabulous! A friend of mine did this in her house too and it's such a great option for adding a workspace when you don't have an extra room. I think you'll really love your time there! xo

modern jane said...

I absolutely love this! It's so simple, efficient and pretty to look at! Well done!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

That looks great!!!

Viviana said...

I love the new picture you painted! Definitely worth adding :)

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

What??? I'm in absolute love with this transformation! I wish I could do the same with my entry closet but storage in Toronto condos is pretty small and I need it for winter jackets and shoes (bummer!)

InteriorGroupie said...

This looks so great! Pinned it earlier today...not quite sure how you have EXTRA closet space, but the use of space is genius.

Michelle said...

LOVE this!! Looks amazing!

Annie said...

Amazing! You should feel so incredibly proud of yourself! Way to take a non-functional space and turn it into a very functional one!

Sara Mueller said...

I am loving your space! And your new art! Where did you get the brass mail rack? I love it.

Annie H. said...

That is so clever. Now I am thinking about where I could convert a space like that in my own home.

Pinecone Camp said...

Great use of a tiny space! Love it.

Sara @ ZaharaDessert said...

This looks amazing! Such a great idea. I wish I had a space like this to convert in my home.

Emily | Recently said...

No way that is the same closet!!! What a great transformation! How cool to have your own little work space. Love it!

kelly@refresheddesigns. said...

That is excellent! Love the legs on the cabinets.

Wendy said...

what a fabulous idea! it looks fantastic and practical too!!! have a great weekend!