This is a follow on post from last Monday’s post, where I was finally able to share my son's bedroom reveal. There is so much I love about the newly decorated room; the soft greys, the chevron striped feature wall, the gallery of frames. But perhaps the best bit is the new “office in a closet” space.
Before we re-did the room, the fitted cupboard was being used as a wardrobe:
But now Liam has a proper wardrobe we wanted to do something fun with the space so we turned it into his very own workspace. One of the first things I tackled was the inside of the door. We all know that white paint yellows very quickly in a dark space (like a cupboard) so I was reluctant just to gloss it. Which led me to the decision to make the door multi-functional and paint it with chalkboard paint! I had previously toyed with the idea of turning one of the walls into a giant chalkboard, but had mixed feedback from people who had done something similar about whether they loved or regretted the end result. Just painting the back of a door seemed like a good compromise!
The desk is just a regular shelf that my husband installed. After our, erm, ‘lively’ “spirit level versus doing by eye” debate it turned out great. The shelf can hold plenty of weight but at some point I might replace it with something a bit more heavy duty. No rush though.
I’m a big fan of using hanging pots to organise desks areas (we have the Ikea Bygel rail and Asker containers in our lounge). These are Fintorp pots on a Bygel rail.
The board is the Spontan magnetic board (also an Ikea product). Liam uses it to display sentimental items and his artwork.
I also got the coordinating Spontan newspaper rack and use this to hold a couple of Liam's drawing books and a wad of paper (he does a lot of drawing!)
I just wish that we had a fitted closet in our own bedroom that could be turned into a cute and functional office space!