I don’t know where to start with this, so maybe I’ll just start at the end?
Aaah that’s better! I guess I just didn’t want to start by showing you this:
That 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.
Here is the wall as it was getting cut out…
And after the framing and lining was completed…
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.
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!
That was followed by some much needed shelves.
And 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!
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.