We are coming up on our first year of blogging. Its been a year of ups and down when it comes to learning…because the back end of blogging is no joke! We have so much more to learn, but it has been fun! And we enjoy sharing our ideas with you, so thanks for sticking around. 🙂 Its been awesome to meet some creative people along the way, we appreciate you following along with us.
Today we want to show you a creative office idea for a small space. It provides a space to blog, craft and also offers an area for my girls to do homework (an alternative to using the kitchen table when getting ready for dinner).
These pipe desk/shelves are a fun industrial trend right now. All you need are plumbing pipes, wood and stain! There are many plans to choose from on Annawhite.com if you are in the market for this look.
I wanted a spot to store craft supplies like glue guns, glue sticks, pens, pencils, washi tape…etc. So, I decided to go with pegboard for more storage in this small space. I used the brown side and didn’t paint because I like this look. However, the opposite side of peg board is white and you could also paint it any color!
Here is the space before. The play room…
My kids love this room so we kept most of the toys in here, just shifted everything down and gave a fresh coat of white paint. Benjamin Moore White Dove is a great white if you want a warmer white with just a hint of yellow creaminess. Also Simply White by BM is another great white to use if you want a white that has a hint of cream eggshell.
Lucas will be so happy to know that he made it into this post…not really… but I am laughing! 🙂 Lindsay and I both have husbands that put up with our decorating antics (projects…arranging…rearranging…using their muscles to haul our junk, I mean treasures) and we really do appreciate all of their help!
Here is the after! We like to re-purpose thrifted finds and re-use them to add creativity and character to a space!
Still tweaking the peg board, but you get the idea. I hung 3 silver buckets from Target dollar spot. (Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to age metal to make it look vintage)! I also added two clip boards that I had in the basement. They are now little chalk boards, after painting them with a couple of coats of chalk board paint! The bird prints came from Goodwill. The Coke crate from a barn sale (if you are looking for fun organizing ideas for these check out this post)! The metal planter on the peg board is also from Goodwill, and it now holds my glue guns. Next time you are at the thrift store keep a look out for different containers that you can give a new home and a new use. Most of the time they are only a couple of dollars…That’s the best part!
Hope you enjoyed these tips! And thanks again for “hanging” out with us!!
Jolene and Lindsay