Saturday, September 27, 2008

Before & After ~ Closet Office

For BooMama's Before and after, I want to demonstrate a space solution that I am PRETTY proud of.  By the end of it, I felt as if I had added another room to our apartment!

For two years, we lived in a tiny, one bedroom, 500 sq ft apt. (I almost typed 50 sq ft... now that WOULD be small!).  It was very difficult for us, as two students, to manage our clutter with no storage space at all.  One particularly hard thing for me was knowing where to do my work.  We had a desk, but it was covered with the desktop computer and my husband's stuff.  

The solution came in the form of our dining room closet.  This closet was cluttered and not being used often (just storage, and mainly of things we didn't need).  Here's the before:

And here are some after pictures:


We still had storage in the top and the bottom:


We moved this past summer to come to grad school, but I am so proud of myself for this project that I just had to share!  The "desk" part was plywood (cut for me at lowe's), covered in contact paper, and mounted on some brackets for stability.

If you're looking for more space, think out of the box... er, closet!

For more before and after transformations, visit BooMama's blog!

8 comments:

CPT Mom said...

It looks great.

I love the idea of creating more space by going into a closet. As long as you don't need the closet, that is...

Kristi said...

Now that is a great idea! Way to go!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

To think of all the small places I've lived in my life--this is a GREAT IDEA!! Where were you 10 years ago when I was in grad school? : )

OhLookADuck said...

You *did* make another room in your apartment! I love how it is lit up and so bright and cheery. Great job!
Karen (Ohlookaduck)

Colored With Memories said...

what a great idea!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

What a perfect spot for your computer corner...it looks amazing! Now you have me thinking what I can do with some of my little closet spaces...other than storing tons and tons of my junk, that is. :) Very creative!

Renee said...

What a beautiful setup - and such a good idea!

Nicole and Tim said...

I am very impressed!