Moving around to the desk area, here’s a reminder of what it looked like at the start of the challenge.
And after some more faux brick wallpaper and lots of purging…
We added a pegboard behind my desk using only scraps we found in the garage. I’ll have a post on that soon!
The cart at the end of my desk is from IKEA and I had purchased months ago. I had been keeping it downstairs where I worked since this room was such a disaster and I couldn’t really function in here!
I was hoping to cover the desk in some marble contact paper, but that just didn’t happen yet! Soon!
A couple weeks ago, I grabbed a cubby off a yardsale site for $7. I’ll have the full tutorial ready for you soon, but I turned it into a window seat for my daughter and dog. I still have to sew a cushion for the top (I’m telling you… there was SO much more I wanted to do in here!), but I still love the way it turned out!
The bins in the window seat and in the cubby in the corner were all $1 each at the Dollar Tree! I was so tickled with how well they fit!
The oversized chalkboard and laminate bookshelf makeover are both tutorials I’ve already shared with you. I’m still SO in love with this ugly, brown laminate bookshelf that I turned into this white beauty. My husband asked if I wanted it pushed back behind the door, and I almost started crying!
Here is what this wall looked like a month ago:
There’s that brown bookshelf back in the corner feeling all sorry for itself! The brown couch went down into the basement that we just finished for our kids. I pulled up this settee that I purchased probably 5 or so years ago.
And in yet another last minute scramble, I used some dropcloths that I purchased in 2012 and never used, and turned it into this!
I’ll try to get a picture in better light tomorrow, but that sun can be so glaring through the skylight and this is the exact spot it hits!
I’ve been amazed at how much storage I actually have once I started organizing things. I really didn’t sell too many of my craft supplies, but there is magically a spot for everything now!
I still have all my canvases and wood signs behind the door, but what’s a craft room without a stack of something somewhere!?
I’ll be back later with lots more details, but for now I am just glad to have one more room checked off my list!
Fabric Bins: $9
Wood Trim for bookshelf and pegboard: $7.36
Metal Pails: $3
Blue Flower Pots: $4
Total Cost: $30.36!!
Everything else I either already owned or was given!
Not too bad to only be out $30 and go from this before to this after:
And wait till you see the before and afters of all the other participants! Some crazy, amazing talent in this group!