Happy Wednesday Friends! My mission to conquer clutter continues--today I'm sharing how I took a closet that was completely out of control and turned it into an efficient little office nook...
Once upon a time, this embarrassing mess was an organized sewing closet. Fast forward to an empty nest, fewer sewing projects and my DIY and Etsy inventory demanding their own room. Unfortunately the closet became a junky catch all but I was determined to give the space a happy ending.
I'll be honest, it was no easy task! Before I could give it new purpose, everything had to come out. As the pile in my hallway continued to grow, I lamented over what to keep and where to put it and confess I wanted to quit more than once. I started Friday afternoon and worked through the weekend but I watched HGTV marathons and snacked on leftover Christmas goodies intermittently as I worked, which I credit to keeping my sanity ;)
When I started, my goal was to clear the clutter but it wasn't until I was almost finished that the idea for an office nook came to mind. Now, I'm am not a sit-down-at-a-desk kind of girl. I'd much rather take my laptop into the garden or curl up in my favorite chair when I blog. However, I was in desperate need of an efficient place to package and ship my Etsy orders and store all of the supplies. By eliminating one of the basket storage units, I had enough room to create a tabletop shipping area. The top is a folded card table I've used for multiple purposes. Underneath are storage baskets holding wrapping paper and some of the frames I sell. Hidden among the previous clutter, I came across these wooden drawers I'd kept from an old craft show piece. I decided to show them a little love...
I painted them with my favorite chalk paint and they made perfect office supply caddies. The C and Blessed are from Michaels' $1 section. I have had the wire cable with the clips on it for ages but never had the ideal use for it. However, just after arranging my nook, I had several Etsy orders I needed to ship. I clipped the addressed labels on the wire until I was ready to wrap my packages--worked like a charm! Do you like my pink polka dot oil cloth? I adore that stuff for it's versatility and durability. On the right, the storage basket unit houses bubble wrap, padded mailers and all manner of shipping necessities.
Shelves on the left hold various remnants I chose to keep and organize--a place for everything!
I have something of a ribbon fetish so this has to be one of my favorites. I gathered all of my spools and arranged them on this over the door spice rack. The wire is spaced perfectly to thread the ribbon through for cutting the needed amount!
My new office nook has already simplified my business shipping process. Isn't it funny that the inspiration came to me toward the end of my project? Have you been participating in the challenge--what's next on your list? Do tell!
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