We are slowly making progress on my office/craft room revamp project. Last week, we installed the lower cabinets and one upper and yesterday, we added the counter tops and began to build the shelving:
I cannot tell you how many times that I have gone back and forth on the layout and placement of the cabinets. It’s really been the ultimate challenge for me. I have to design this space using every square inch possible because I desperately need to create storage anywhere I can get it. Equally important is that I dream of a beautiful and clutter free space to spread out and create and work. It’s not a large space but it’s just enough room that if I really think everything through, it could feel huge.
Today, we are finishing the shelving, installing trim and we will finally begin to paint. I have already sanded the desk down and I will be priming and painting it later today. We’re going to remove the top trim piece on the desk, add additional shelving and connect it to the rest of the wrap around:
I am debating about adding some sort of super thin shelving around the window frame (on both sides) or leaving it alone and have a little hint of wall. I have enough space to add shelving that could be about 2 inches in depth because the side of the shelves and the window frame are about 2 inches. I could do a lot with 2 inch shelves but I also like the idea of being able to hang some smaller prints on the wall. What do you think?
I could see stacking my hundreds of little jars of enamel paints on the narrow shelving but I also would love to hang some prints. Function or beauty?
The space is finally coming together almost exactly as I envisioned and it’s so exciting to think that my daughter and I are less than a week away from having such a great dream space to work and create in.
So that’s my update so far. I would love to know what you guys think about the narrow shelving around the window. I think my brain has tired of over thinking all of this! By the way, if you missed last week’s post about the vinyl plank floors from BuildDirect, you can get to that post here.
Have a great day friends!!