Cottage8: Office Closet Reveal

Wow, you are a patient bunch! 

This project, like most projects took a bit longer than 1/2 a day. (You know me and my unrealistic project goal deadlines). But now I get to finally put a big check mark next to the words “remodel office closet” on my checklist. And I’m especially ecstatic to get rid of that portable make-shift desk in our bedroom. We have finally hooked everything up and Adam is once again back in the closet and back in business. 
*Ok, the thought just occurred to me- if this is your first time visiting my blog, that previous sentence sounded weird. Just to clarify, my husband Adam works from home out of our guest room closet-turned office space.

Now then, let’s get on with the reveal!

Here’s how the closet looked after we gutted out all the office clutter…
 closet during

And here’s how our office closet looks today! 

Everything is super tidy and organized now, and everything is in its place… 

Since I designed this space specially for Adam, I went with a rustic yet modern theme… 

This is my favorite chair. We found it while out taking a walk one day. It was just sitting out on the curb in front of a house, so I knocked and asked permission to take it. They were delighted it was finding a happy new home, and so were we! 

9 – 1 – 7. No, that’s not my locker combo or my street address. Just a random group of numbers I selected . I particularly love how “odd” numbers look grouped. This trio was found at Home Goods, and they were cut from old reclaimed wood… 

Nothing was met with more fear or reluctance than mitering the corners on the moulding. I decided to frame the entire top and bottom portion of the back wall of the closet to give the edges a nice finish, which meant I had to cut 45-degree angles, 16 of them in total. And by the end, I have to say I rocked it! Oh and by the way, I used base moulding. I really liked its finished edge, and it kinda made me feel like a rebel ; ) 

Another Home Goods treasure, love love love this striped rug… 

Just some fun, decorative desk accessories for Adam. The wall cabinet, monkey fist, jar and pencils from Home Goods, the paper tray from Target… 
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The white crates are from Joanne Fabrics. I used them as the “legs” to support the desk top. I decided to turn them back side out, as I loved the look of the lines it accidentally created… 

17 years later, and so very much still in love with this guy. I have the pleasure of working at home with him every day, even if we do distract each other from time to time with our shared love of walks and day hikes…

In my next post I’ll share some behind the scenes footage on how I did the “wood wall”… 

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19 Responses to Cottage8: Office Closet Reveal

  1. Oh my word, this is totally amazing. I love it. It doesn’t look like a closet at all. You did a fabulous job of turning this into a space anyone would love to have.

  2. WOW, looks great and I’m sure your husband is very happy with his new office. Great job.

  3. Jenni says:

    You’re amazing. That’s all I have to say.

  4. ANNE says:

    LOVE it and I really love the plank wall. Can’t wait to see your deets on it.

  5. AntiqueChase says:

    So wonderful!! I love the driftwood boards on the wall!! Everything you do always looks good! Marcy

  6. Robyn says:

    Cool .. only thing …. the crates holding up the desk would be great storage if you turned them around.

  7. Cecilia says:

    I love it! It’s perfect combination of rustic yet modern. Love your wall and the striped rug is fantastic!

  8. Anita says:

    Wow, it looks wonderful!! And you two are a gorgeous couple:-)

  9. Awesome space, Jennifer! That wood wall is great! Love it!!!

    xoxo laurie

  10. Bravo !!! Looks fabulously grand my dear.You and your Mr. on your special day so beautiful. ~Blessings

  11. Hey girl, great job. I especially love the mite red corners you did. I need to find it in me to do some mitering on frames to go around those builder basic mirrors in our bathrooms. I truly need a lesson!! The crates by the way are genius. Xo

  12. Mindo says:

    Your hubby’s new home office looks great! I’d love to have the space to do this, and have bookmarked your post for inspiration. Thanks!

  13. Nancy Reinke says:

    It turned out great, Jennifer. I love the way you placed the crates. All the accessories, and that fabulous chair. I’m sure Adam must be happy.

  14. Adorable Jennifer! Love your wedding pix too.

  15. Beth says:

    Very pleasant and handsome and congratulations on mastering 45 degree angles!

  16. Ana Meiers says:

    How very beautiful, artistic and interesting! What an awesome space to do some work! Love all of it, but esp. the wall!!! LOVE IT!!!!


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