One of the latest trends for small houses seems to be turning a closet into an office space. I decided I wanted to turn our coat closet into my sewing nook. Originally I was going to do this in our spare room but then I decided I wouldn’t be able to use it as much when we have another kid. Also I didn’t want to be suck in the spare room all the time. Our coat closet is right in between our living room and dining room so I can still feel like I’m part of what’s going on while I work on my projects.
Last summer I found a wall mounted Ikea folding table at a garage sale for $5 and I knew it would make the perfect desk. Here is a breakdown of my supplies:
- Ikea Wall Mounted folding table – $5
- Paint- Free (left at our house by the previous owner)
- Extra Shelf – $10
- Storage bins – $5
- Chair – Free (already had)
- Magnetic Knife Rack from Ikea – $9
- Magnetic Storage Containers from Ikea – $5
Total Cost = $34!!
Here is the before picture(mostly Tom’s stuff)
We relocated the coats and shoes to our closet and the spare room closet and here is what it looks like now.
I painted it a bright sunny yellow so that the room would be cheerful! I didn’t want it to be dark since it’s such a small space.
I ran an extension cord from our dining room to get power to the closet. It works great!
Next closet makeover I’m going to tackle…the furnace closet. It has become a dumping ground for household items – light bulbs, vacuum, steam mop, dining table leaf, plunger, tool belt, tool kit. I have plans for it this weekend.
It started last night with patching this hole…not sure why it’s there but I’m pretty sure it’s easy access for spiders…eeeww!!