Last fall during the Roomspiration Party, I hosted the Closet and Nooks portion and I revealed my cloffice in the new house but it was never quite finished. I have finally added a few things and today I’m showing you the updates.
The Cloffice in my first house was a big hit and I really loved the use of space. This is when I first fell in love with stenciling as well.
When we moved one of the first things I missed was my cloffice as this kept happening on the kitchen counter and I can’t stand piles and mess on my counters. Also, how can you find anything when you aren’t sure where it even is?
So that is how one of the first projects in this house was making a cloffice out of our front entryway closet.
Which then led to building a shelf with hooks in the hallway to the right so guests had a place to hang their coats. Here’s a little before and after shot of the hallway with the coat shelf.
Looking the opposite way down the hall. You can read more about the entryway updates here.
Here is the after of the front closet, I did recently update the center of the wall by adding a piece of artwork that we’ve had for a few years. Our friends who are in the antique world bought us this for a house warming gift. I love the gold frame and colors, so pretty. The wall is stenciled with Martha Stewart Precious Metals paint in Hazel using a Wallovers Stencil. The wall color is Galapagos Turquoise by Benjamin Moore. The desk and chair were a Craigslist find. In the drawers are nice file folders for bills and paperwork, places for miscellaneous cords for the computers and i-pods, note cards, envelopes and all the other fun office type stuff. The side wall has a nice pocket folder area where I keep our home binder and some folders that I use often.
The ceiling is covered in barn wood that I was able to rip off of an old falling apart barn, thanks to my friend Jenny. We had a great time using our tools and rusty nails. The light fixture is from IKEA.
I love when we can turn spaces that maybe aren’t being used to their full potential into something useful and functional. The grand total for this space was around $225 give or take a few dollars. Not bad for an organized area to pay bills, charge your laptop and i-pads, store all that miscellaneous stuff like envelopes, paperclips, stamps, bills, kids school papers and pens.
Have you turned any of your closets into offices, sewing nooks, craft areas or something else?