I probably could have written this post days ago, but I keep starting it and simultaneously watching Arrested Development on Netflix at the same time.
I just about had the post done yesterday, and then the episode with Carl Weathers came on, and laughing hysterically won the battle of informative writing versus a television episode I have already seen.
Such is my life.
Let’s see if I can get through this without season 1 episode 12 getting in the way. Anywho, on to the office closet.
Here is the before:
Here is the after:
In case you are confused as to the layout, here is the closet adjacent to the front door. (The printer table is directly across from the closet.)
Stools are from a surplus sale for $1 each. I did spray paint them with a fresh coat of silver as they were very rusty. Linen storage boxes on the bottom shelf are from Ikea. Wood boxes on the top shelf were made by Mr.Wright. Dang! I guess he did help after all. The pennant light was $10 from Home Depot in the clearance section. I wanted something a little different, but it matches our existing lighting well. And it was cheap. Done and done. You can’t see it, but a friend helped us install a light switch above the outlet. The filing cabinet was at a local Deseret Industries for $10. The metal drawers in the desk came from ReStore. I paid $5 for the three. They don’t fit perfectly, but I love them. The desk top came from a surplus sale. I think it was around $2? I can’t remember. I buy way too much cool crap.
I love how it turned out. The kids love how it turned out. Mr. Wright keeps saying how much he loves how it turned out, and how we should have done it sooner. Then I remind him he thought it was a crazy idea, and how he should support all of my crazy ideas because they turn out awesome. Then he said, No, you cannot bring home sheet metal and try and wrap the kitchen table.