I recently had the opportunity to create an office space for myself.
I wanted a wall of built-ins, but didn’t want to spend the money to hire someone to build them for me. I started looking for shelves that could be placed on the wall to make a built-in look, and everything I like would cost me a few thousand dollars and it still wouldn’t have the “built-in” look.
We started by ripping up the carpet in my husband’s old office, and putting on a fresh coat of paint. Didn’t get a good picture of the whole room with the lighting, but this shows the wall color and new flooring.
Here are my book cases. It took me a few hours to put them all together. I got them moved into my space and then it was my husbands turn to help.
I put together the same shelves in another color last year for shelving in my master closet.
We added trim pieces between each shelf, and then added a few boards that reach the ceiling, with trim and moulding. This helped to create a more custom, built-in look! I painted it and I’m still thrilled with the look of it each time I walk into the room!
I had a desk downstairs that was a collector of things. Anything the kids didn’t know where to put, got thrown on or in the drawers. I moved it to the office and changed it from black to grey very easily with chalk paint. I then added a wax finish to it. It was a very quick project and I’m thrilled with the results.
My almost completed office. I say “almost” because there are always little things I would like to do. I have one empty wall that I may add another chair or storage unit to, and a mirror.
I have plenty of storage on the shelves, and more in the closet, which is where I also keep my printer.
I got this little chest of drawers at Ikea. Another great storage option.
I purchased this map of the United States and little wooden push pins. I placed a push pin in the spots that my husband and I visit most frequently and are our favorite stops. I am thinking I will have him build a frame around the map to finish it off nicely.
Thanks for checking out my makeover! It’s a space that I enjoy being in ~ each morning I do my Bible Study here with my coffee, and find myself here throughout each day, to blog or study. Would love to see any other “Ikea Hacks” that you’ve done in your homes!
Blessings from Kim ~ "With Jesus in her heart, and coffee in her cup.” ~
"Hi! I'm Kim ~ Blessed wife of Eric, mom of four and Nonnie to a sweet little grand daughter with another expected in January! I'm a coffee enthusiast, baker, organizer and DIYer. My home style tends to lean