Last weekend was a three day-er here and I believe long weekends are not to be squandered. When I learned the weather forecast I decided to tackle a big indoor project that’s been on my to-do list for over a YEAR! That’s just the beginning of the shame. Brace yourself for the tragic display that was my craft/office area.
www.nestinthewest.comOne of the selling features of my teeny townhouse was an extra ‘bump out’ in the bedroom perfectly suited to a den or office space. I purchased just one new piece of furniture and it was an IKEA Expedit wall unit to act as a bit of a room divider. Well, in theory that was great but reality is it blocks a lot of light and doesn’t provide enough desk space. It became a holding cell for paperwork and assorted junk. Not efficient at all. When you live in a small space, every square foot has to be functional and this just wasn’t.
www.nestinthewest.comClutter on the desk, behind the desk, even under the desk. Nasty! My first step was obviously tackling that. My system requires a bag for recycling, a box for donations and a bag for garbage. I filled all three!
www.nestinthewest.comI flipped the Expedit on its side….and loaded it up. Then I took a break and went to my nephew’s hockey game. My older brother got an earful and was subjected to my photos when he asked how my day was and I took the opportunity to run a dilemma by him. I knew I wanted a desk top that would rest on the wall unit on one side and a filing cabinet on the other. Any suggestions for how to account for the 6 1/2″ height difference? He offered to come take a look bit I like to be independent so instead I just went with his idea…build a box, duh. This concludes Day 1!
www.nestinthewest.comwww.nestinthewest.comDay 2 started with a trip to the lumber yard – which, by the way, I love! I put myself through university working at one and the smells are so good. I got some white melamine, had a very kind Rona guy do the cuts for me and set to work on my box and desktop. The rest of my day was spent arranging cords, accessories and homemade art – totally my idea of fun.
www.nestinthewest.comAnd here it is!
www.nestinthewest.comwww.nestinthewest.comwww.nestinthewest.comI’m over the moon happy with this. Seriously, I’m wandering in just to look around and swoon a little. Bonus that it’s the perfect spot for some craft weekend reminders. Also, I’m ridiculously proud of myself for figuring it all out on my own…for $31. Weekend well spent!

9 Comments on A weekend make-over

    • Thanks Jenny! I’m loving it….so much bigger and brighter, plus I know where everything
      is now. So nice to see you here! xox

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