Shelves make me happy, I mean SO happy! Probably abnormally happy. Not only does it mean that things have a place to go, but it’s an opportunity to play around and style! Our desk isn’t a real desk, it’s actually a countertop that goes from wall to wall. I knew if we had a freestanding desk in this size room, stuff would just be everywhere, so I wanted something that would be streamlined and fit the entire wall perfectly. We don’t have many drawers or shelves below the desk, or a lot of floor space, so I decided to utilize the wall space to install shelves for storage. I talked about a few ideas here.
So my sweet husband, Charlie, made my dreams come true and installed custom shelves.
I found the magazine files at Ikea; they come in a pack of 5 for $1.50, you can’t beat that! I like that they hide clutter and allow me to organize my office supplies as well as design catalogs, magazines, swatches, etc. I labeled them with chalkboard labels so everything’s easy to find. I didn’t add too much color because I didn’t want it to compete with the adjacent living room which is visible through the glass door. For tips on styling shelves, visit my post here.
It feels so good to have everything neat and organized! It makes me actually motivated to work!
Here’s the other side of the room that now houses our laundry, hot water, as well as more storage.
In case you’re wondering, the flooring is cork 4 inch planks, and the wall color is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. And for fun…here’s a flashback to just a couple of months ago….
Quite the transformation huh? We went from a completely non functional sunroom to a space that we really needed, an office and laundry room. We love it!