Thursday, August 26, 2010

17 August Featured Space: Bedroom - Conquering Closets {part 2}

I left you earlier this week with a view of our newly updated closet space in what once was our guest room and is now our master room!


We installed our closet storage system on the right side....


However, we were still left with a blank slate for the left side...


Until today... when I was happily surprised by the work my handy hub and is papa did last night!


Yes my blog friends, that is a desk!  We are no longer residing in our lower level {for what we are thinking could be up to 6 months to a year}, so we had to make a super quick office out of our new bedroom space {since our previous work spot was in the lower level of our home}.

How did my handy guys make this quick little project happen?  They just installed a wooden ledge around the perimeter of the closet, and set a piece of painted MDF on top!


It took less than an hour, only because they also beveled out a spot for our chair to slide in and tuck away. 

And because the rest of this makeover has to cost me next to nothing, I took what once was a black Ikea floating shelf that resided in our guest room


and gave it a coat of primer and paint to take it from black to white!

Which was also installed!


Giving me the most perfect blank slate to start shopping for things around the house and start accessorizing and setting up shop!!  My favorite part!


We definitely have some tricks up our sleeves on how to get this space up and running and completely functional for handling what equates to a couple of hours of work per day, so as I always say, "Stay Tuned" for more!

17 comments:

  1. You are doing an excellent job getting things functional and PRETTY. I might still be crying.

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  2. Looks so nice Jen. I'm so sorry about all the water damage. You have such a positive attitude and I'm sure you'll turn your house into an even better more organized space when this is all done.

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  3. Love the clear chair. Way to make lemonade out of lemons!

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  4. Totally diggin' it, Jen, very chic, sleek and the colors are great.

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  5. Jen, I really admire your attitude. I'm sure behind the blog's "eyes" and "ears" you are cursing under your breath. You are showing a positive front which is difficult with the flood and ruined stuff. You are an inspiration to all of us!!

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  6. I love that clear chair, where did you find it? Great job on all your makeovers, I just love your attention to detail!

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  7. Where is the cream lamp from? I heart it!

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  8. Hi mommyarchives!

    The chair is from Ikea, I just adore it and could sit in it ALL day it is so comfortable! {http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20115038}

    Palmer Family, the cream lamp was a Pottery Barn splurge {http://www.potterybarn.com/products/alexis-ceramic-table-lamp-base/?pkey=x|4|1||10|porcelain%20blue||0&cm_src=SCH}

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  9. Ok... I am wanting to do this, but I have one quick question - do you have a hard time getting stuff in and out of the shelf on the right closet? I'm planning on redoing our itty bitty bedroom closet... I like the idea of the shelf to the left and then a rod on top and bottom, but if it is difficult to get stuff in and out of the shelves my husband will not be a happy camper ;)

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    1. Almost 2 years later I find this gifted blogger...and I'm wondering the same thing. So....Jen....how are those side shelves working for you? Are they difficult to get in and out of? I saw some side shelves that were facing you...as opposed to facing the wall. I'm wondering if you might want to change out? Let us know. I'm a totally new fan who found you tonight via Pinterest...and in an instant, can see that you are unique and talented. Thank you!

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    2. Hi gals!

      It's really not too bad at all, but it's not as simple as if it were straight on. I also use baskets in the lower openings, so I just have to pull them out at a slight angle. You could always pop one in and try it before actually installing it. Or adjust it to be more center and do the rails on both sides of it. You aren't losing any hanging space by doing that, and may find it is easier to snag something further back off of a hanger, than pulling something off of the shelf.

      xoxo!
      Jen

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  10. Where can I find that wall paper? Mmo1@rocketmail.com

    Great job on all!!!

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    1. Thank you!

      Here is the source: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xit/R-100629290/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

      xoxo!
      Jen

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  11. What is MDF? I have a alcove in my wall next to my closet and I want to add a desk to it, like u did in the closet.

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    1. It is a pressed board that you can find in different sizes and depths from your home improvement store. It has a nice smooth finish so it is easily painted and not extremely expensive.

      xo!
      Jen

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  12. Hi Jen! What a wonderful and inspiring blog you have! Just curious if there is any other support needed for the MDF desk other than the wooden ledge around 3/4 of the perimeter. Basically I am just wondering about the front of the desk - is there any support there? Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! We just used the exterior of the closet to add the support ledges. It supported the top OK, I just wish I would have used a thicker MDF to ensure there was no warping/bowing in the wood.

      xo!
      Jen

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