This project began when we realized we really need a place in our house where our future little one has room to play, and where toys and games can be stored in an organized way. We've had this office space ever since we moved in and it's functioned for what we needed, but with some more organization and planning it could really be a lot better of a space.
We cleared everything out, sold a piece of furniture, gave the piano away, and were now left with a blank slate. We decided to move the desk area to the wall where the piano was. We really needed more file storage, so instead of a desk that doesn't meet all our storage needs, we decided to find two filing cabinets and use those for the base of our desk.
We were able to score two of the same size off of Craigslist. The guy had a PT practice that had closed down, and subsequently a warehouse filled with office furniture. We grabbed two cabinets for $20 ea and then I spray painted them to hide a lot of the scratches as well as add a little life and fun to them. The walls are the same color as our recent bathroom reno. I had 3/4 of a gallon left, and by some miracle, that was enough to paint the entire room and one coat did the trick (which never happens!!!).
This is just the first step. We have big plans for the room, including some open shelving above the desk, a desktop made from hickory floor boards left over from Andy's brother's house (working on that now!), a giant chalkboard wall, and another wall of shelving with a reading nook. We also plan to find a fun way to hang Andy's guitar and our other musical instruments so they can be a part of the room without taking up valuable floor space.
So that's where we're at now! We always get way more done when we're off from work, so progress will probably move a bit slow the next couple weeks, and then we'll pick back up over Christmas break. We'll make sure to show you the play-by-play as we get things done!