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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Coming oUt of the CloSet

 I have a very unique and special giveaway you really do not want to miss out on....please check it out HERE 
You must see it to believe it! Please check out this office closet post first:)
Let me start off by asking the question....can I use more closet space? You bet I can.  I am overwhelmed with pillows and decor, that I change out per season.  However, my boys could use this space more than I can and it is important to have a nice little quiet work space to call their own.  So what I decided to do last year sometime was make their TV room closet into an office.  For the past year they have neglected it, and banged up the desk.  They really where not using it, because I did not have it set up properly, you live and learn after 1,000 projects.  I decided first I would paint their desk. I love this paint/stain, it actually has the polyurethane in it so it saved that step for me.

 
This is the BEFORE...notta good working space, and really what was I thinking with the stupid rug for a mat, and flowers...geezzz...
  
I made this with Jack the other night, baby clothes pins glued together, he just thought this was so cute

 
This was a super easy slip cover, I used a pillow case, and ironed on the letters.  The pretty teal colored frame came from Walmart and I bought the poster at hobby lobby for $6.00.  I loved the colors and the verse on it.
 
As you can see I also distressed the edges of the desk with sandpaper, I know they will be nicking the desk so I thought I would make it look a little rugged


Changed out the knobs as well, to simple white


I would say they have a great little space here now! All done on a budget of $50.00! You can't beat that for a makeover.
 Thank you hosts for having these linky parties, I could not do it without you!~

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55 Comments:

Blogger Jemsmom said...

Now your talking!! That is super cool and I love the chair slipcover! You are so smart!

May 10, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger kim said...

Deb, that looks much better. I am sure the boys appreciate you fixing it up for them.

May 10, 2010 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Feeling Just Right said...

I LOVED the before part and was going to run to the comment section to give my rave reviews on space utilization, when i noticed the AFTER! I want to sit there and read. Can you iron out "Girls rock" too for me? (looking at you with my best puppy-eyed expression) blink! blink!

Polyurethane sounds like a blessing while you say it, but i'm just asking- what is it doing with the paint? I'll google.

I love the pen-stand! Your daughters-in-law, whenever they come, are going to be in awe of you!

May 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

You seriously didn't just do all this today. Wow. That paint wouldn't even be dry...he-he... Love the change up. Great idea for a pillow case. Can't wait to see what you are up to next. Couldn't be more thrilled to visit your creative mind daily. So glad to have found.

May 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Love the darker stain on the desk!It looks great!

May 10, 2010 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Ok, I am now completely convinced that you just don't sleep...how do you do all these things! I've been busily mod podging ALL day just so I can do one tiny blog about it tomorrow!

May 10, 2010 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Haupi said...

Wow! Debbie I absolutely love it! The framed poster gave the space a lot of color and you might as well distress the desk - the black color was a good choice...and the slip cover for the chair was also a nice touch. I know your boys liked it. Here's hoping it stays this nice for a while. Smiles.
http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

May 10, 2010 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Such a cute transformation. I LOVE the hand print art!

I'd love for you to share this at my party this Thursday!

www.houseofhepworths.com

xoxo

May 10, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Leanne said...

Really adorable idea, Debbie! Hey - are you coming to Chicago any time in the near future? I have a couple of rooms that are just screaming for a Debbiedoos make-over!!! ;)

May 10, 2010 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Jen Sue Wild said...

So cool. I love the slip covers!!

May 11, 2010 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger Always Nesting said...

Love the change. How many coats did it take? Do you find the finish is holding up to wear and tear. I'm curious because we had a bedroom set to refinish and I want to do it right the first try.

May 11, 2010 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger xinex said...

What a cozy nook! It looks a lot better now for the boys, not too girly. Good job, Debbie! Did you sign up for my give away yet?...Christine

May 11, 2010 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

It turned out great!! Isn't it amazing what a little paint will do!?! ;)

May 11, 2010 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger Khim said...

Inspering...the frame is cool...

May 11, 2010 at 1:50 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Juniper said...

I really love this idea of making a closet into an office, and you've really made it cute!

May 11, 2010 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Sailing Simply said...

Very cute! I bet they just love it! Excellent paint job too!

May 11, 2010 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Creations By Cindy said...

So stinking cute! Love the chair cover. Be blessed. Cindy

May 11, 2010 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Christie Cottage said...

Great "office" transformation!

May 11, 2010 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger {All Thingz Related} said...

Looks great! I love the desk in black! Thanks for sharing at Anything Related!
~Bridgette

May 11, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

This is jusy the coolest re-do! I love that you did this for your boys...such a sweet mom;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

May 11, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger DesignTies said...

The office space looks much more suited to boys now :-) Love the colourful artwork and bright green lamp, and the "Boys Rock" chair slipcover is cute :-) And The desk looks great in black -- good idea to pre-distress it!!

Thanks for stopping by DesignTies and checking out my bedroom makeover :-)

Kelly

May 11, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger My name is PJ. said...

This is AWESOME! Will you adopt me? Don't let my age (53) put you off to the idea. I'm very tidy and mostly well-behaved.

May 11, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, I love how you "came out of the closet"! Adorable, what a great idea. Thanks for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "Table Top Tuesday", Vintage Rose Floral Table Centerpiece!
Hugz,
Kim

May 11, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Martina said...

Hey Deb I always liked how you turned the closet into a computer nook/office.Great job on the tweaking and I LOVE the desk black! Martina

May 11, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger linda said...

wow it looks great Deb love the black the chair cover was a great idea looks so nice and the hand print is adorable love all the colors:)

May 11, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Pinky said...

Deb, you should post this at Susan's Metamorphasis Monday. This is terrific and now the boys should be happy to have this great space!! XO, Pinky

May 11, 2010 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Shabbyrosetreasure said...

Oh I love this idea! Very cool and i love the boys rock theme.
hugs,
olivia

May 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Melissa Miller said...

Debbie what a darling idea! I LOVE the precious lime green lamp. Everything is so great for them I know they just love it! :)

May 11, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Letherton said...

cute space
I stumbled across your blog and wanted to say hi.
Take a minute an check my blog out if you haven't already.
I have lots of great giveaways going on.
Thanks :)

ethertonphotography.blogspot.com

May 11, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Mumsy said...

That's a great make over, Debbie! My little boy would love to have that space to call his own too. Just wonderful..

May 11, 2010 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Natasha said...

Another great project! You are so clever.

I was wondering the other day why I wasn't seeing your posts on my dashboard and now I have realised why-I haven't been following you??? So weird because I love it here! I have fixed that now!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

May 11, 2010 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Always Nesting said...

Woo Hoo! I'm so glad you linked this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday. I love this project and it's a great one to share for inspiration for all of us. Woo Hoo!

May 11, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Rosebud and Bluebells said...

Wow, fantastic job Deb I bet the boys use this space a lot more now. It's hard thinking for boys sometimes and we can get caught up in our own style and taste and have to rethink as a boy would.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Donna xx

May 11, 2010 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Awesome job Debbie! They can get more work done, right?????

May 11, 2010 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

So cute! Love the new chair. :)

May 11, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Bead and Needle said...

Boys ROCK - LOVE it! Great re-do.

May 11, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Manuela@TPOH said...

That looks like such a fun space that I'm sure your boys are using it all the time!

Manuela

May 11, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

That desk turned out great~ a great work space!

May 11, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Cottage Sisters said...

It looks great...nice job! The boys are so lucky. Have a great day! Denise@cottagesisters

May 11, 2010 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

You did a great job on that!
And I peeked at the previous post..great house.
I never saw the inside of our first house either. It was a foreclosure so we bid on it, won, fixed it up and sold it 2 yrs later for a nice profit!

May 11, 2010 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This makeover ROCKS! Thanks for sharing it with all of us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!

Blessings,
Linda

May 11, 2010 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger Princess Sarah said...

it looks great, thanks for the visit Debbie, blessings!

May 11, 2010 at 11:39 PM  
Anonymous His Unfailing Love said...

This looks great Debbie, I like all the pictures...
Belated Happy Mother's Day!

May 11, 2010 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

WELL, the before AND the after are better-looking than most of my house! Love it. You did a great job!

May 11, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Maureen Makes It said...

What a nice workspace you've created. I love the chair cover.

May 12, 2010 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

Awesome! Very cool! I bet straight As from them now! Or at least they will look good at their work space and it will feel great to work there. :)

May 12, 2010 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger Cindy Geilmann said...

Oh My Goodness, I love the before and after picture. What a cool office for you boys. I love your boarder too. So You!

come visit
Aunt Elsie's

May 12, 2010 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a very smart use of space. Both the before and after pictures look great, but you really put a little decorating punch and pizzaz into the new desk area! Very fun and useful too. YOur boys must love their newly designed area. And you get big Mommy points too!
Yvonne

May 12, 2010 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

WOW Debbie -- There is so much to learn from this project. So many little projects came together perfectly to create the big one. Nice job!!!!!

May 12, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Anonymous Tonya @ lovinthemoments said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great closet makeover! Dont you love it when you find a new space!

May 12, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Aging Mommy said...

Wonderful closet makeover, you are so brilliant. Honestly and truthfully, you really really should be doing this as a business and helping out some of those more creatively challenged who have absolutely no chance of recreating what you do - like me!

May 12, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Looks great! I was wondering how black stain would love... it's beautiful!!!

May 12, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great job! I really like your work! I can't wait to read your other posts. I am your newest follower.
Bonnie

May 12, 2010 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Atticmag said...

Clever and also very practical. Jane F

May 14, 2010 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Lanie Ree said...

Wow, I love your closet.

Thanks for linking this up to A Little Creative Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

May 14, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

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