I had this huge old office desk in my kind of tiny home office which is made even smaller by the HUGE wardrobe I refuse to part with that is stored in here as well. Soooo I took the desk apart and reused the desk top for my pretty new washstand project, took one side of the drawers to the dump and repurposed the other side of drawers as a stand alone filing cabinet (project still in progress).
I found a sweet little console table type computer desk for sale online and scooped it for $30.
This is what it looked like when I bought it:
And this is what it looks like now:
I love that grey!!!! The drawer front drops down so it can be used as a keyboard tray, but I just keep my laptop in the drawer. Here's the full shot (and we won't talk about how much stuff I have on those shelves)
And this is just one of the cluttered corners of the room, sigh... You can see the early stages of my filing cabinet creation on the right side of the photo. It's pretty makeshift right now. I have big plans for that little metal cabinet!!!
This is how the office looked last year with the huge desk plonked in the middle of the room:
I did like the look but truth be told, I never used the space. Ever.
My wardrobe which I adore is over on the other side of the room:
Photobomb from Max doing his impression of a stuffed animal.
To make up for the lack of desk space, I used the shelves at the side of the wardrobe as my desktop computer station. I have the desktop and my printer/scanner side by side. More editing required of these shelves. And you wouldn't believe how much stuff I kept relocating to the other side of the room for every shot I took.
See the cute bunting banner? That was hand made for me by my dear friend, Carol, from Art & Sand Blog. She has to be one of the sweetest, kindest women in Blogland.
I moved my cube console table under the window and added some cute knobs with label holders to it that I got from D Lawless Hardware.
I want to repaint the walls and work on the filing cabinet as well as continue with my purging and editing, but so far so good! Loving my new office space. AND I have the space to do my yoga practice in here as well now. Ahhhh the zen of it all...
Have a great one!
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!