An organised office nook

I don’t know where to start with this, so maybe I’ll just start at the end?

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Aaah that’s better! I guess I just didn’t want to start by showing you this:

0625_0554That is what was left of the doorway off the lounge into the kitchen, after we started working things around to create a new bedroom, laundry, and the office nook.

I can’t seem to find a photo from before we got started with demo, but here is the view from the other side, looking from the original kitchen into the lounge.

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Here is the wall as it was getting cut out…

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And after the framing and lining was completed…0625_1586

Eventually the trim got finished and we got some paint up. That is how it stayed for longer than I care to remember – one giant filing cabinet across the lounge, and a definitely seen better days student desk, with piles of all sorts half hiding behind it.0625_2087

Then the magic started to happen. We bought a piece of laminated timber benchtop off Trade Me, cut it to fit, varnished it up and one evening last winter it got installed!0625_4832

That was followed by some much needed shelves.

0625_4948And the delay since then has been all mine. I guess I was busy elsewhere.

So now I am delighted to introduce you to my office nook. Enjoy! Feast your eyes!

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Here’s something of a source list:

Desktop – Trade Me
Shelves – Bunnings
Pinboard – inherited
Storage boxes – The Warehouse, Briscoes, Boxalong
Jars – collected
Ringbinders – Warehouse Stationery (labels my own)
Drawers – Ikea via Trade Me

As for a budget… do you mind if I skip that today? It’s been quite the challenge enough to get photos done and a post up!

I love that the pinboard will be a constantly changing artwork, but I also plan to hang something gorgeous to the left of it for balance. We are also toying with the idea of a narrow shelf (like this) above the pinboard to balance the shelves either side, and provide a little more storage space.

I do hope you love this space as much as I do! I’d be delighted to know what you think… comment away or tell me on Facebook.

 

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8 thoughts on “An organised office nook

  1. Shonelle Townsend

    This looks amazing. Youve done a great job…not sure how much office work will get done while you’re sitting there admiring all the prettiness haha.

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  2. Sarah

    Love it! Am exceedingly jealous. My ‘office nook’ post renovations (and post baby #2) is a piece of offcut benchtop just big enough to balance the laptop on 😉

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    1. Jolene Post author

      Thanks Sarah – don’t be jealous though, just take a look at those before/progress photos… I lived with worse than average for a long time too!

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    1. Jolene Post author

      Thanks Jen! Yes I do love it and I’m so pleased it’s finally done – although nothing is ever quite done with me around!

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