The busier I get, the more I realize I need a dedicated space for my stuff: computer, files, supplies, etc. Right now, I move my laptop around and have my files in plastic storage bins. I've also been known to leave important files on the kitchen counter, the kids' craft table, my dresser, or just about anywhere. It's only a matter of time before something gets lost or ruined.
Here's my dream office:
However, since we don't have an extra room for an office, I've been obsessing over "cloffices," closets turned into offices. Here are a few that I really like:
This one from Ange at The Blooming Hydrangea has everything I need: a desk, a filing cabinet, and some shelves with boxes to hide other supplies.
If only I had a little closet in my bedroom.
How pretty and functional is this space from Country Living?
Cassie at Primitive and Proper also made a fun craft closet:
Guess what? Much to my dismay, I realized that I don't have a closet that can be spared to make a cloffice. How about a hallway instead?
This hallway is really just a useless, wasted space in our home. I brought in a table to see how it would fit.
The hallway is narrow, so I need something small. I brought in this little table from the garage to see how it would feel. This table is only 18 inches wide. I don't think I could use anything much wider.
This size is much better. I'm still trying to decide if I could work here, or if it might be too claustrophobic.
If I decide to make my "hloffice," I'm hoping to DIY a desk out of two file cabinets and a board. I also want to mount two or three shelves on the wall above. First up, finding the file cabinets.
Stay tuned. Hopefully this idea will be taking shape soon. Unfortunately, "hloffice" doesn't have the nice ring of "cloffice."
Here's a sneak peak of something else I worked on this weekend:
In other news, Sarah at Pewter+Sage is hosting another edition of Mood Board Monday today. The challenge this time was to design a room around one of three choices of art from Etsy. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to design a mood board this time, but I'm definitely stopping by to see what everyone else created.