Before it's a bedroom to Baby M I thought, 'why not preserve this golden memory forever with a blog post?' Alas, we are here.
This spare bedroom started off with light purple walls but essentially was a blank canvas for my imagination to run free.
I was able to repurpose an old dresser and wardrobe and I purchased a new desk, clothing/shoe racks and worked with an old filing cabinet that I provided a quick little makeover to!
I'll start by saying Amazon.com is my best friend. I am a long-time Prime member and always will be. I could not have done this closet on my budget had I gone to the Container Store or Home Depot - no offense to either but it just wasn't in my budget!
To start, I ordered two of these fantastic clothing racks - HIGHLY recomended. The bestie and I put them together in no time but someone can easily assemble alone. What's better than that? The fact that they were under $40 a pop!
I then purchased one shoe rack ($42) and one adjustable garment rack ($15) for longer items - all Whitmor and all from Amazon.
For my desk - I went to Ikea. I am pretty sure it was the very first item I ever purchased from Ikea that I had to put together. Yes - it was annoying, yes - the directions are without a single word, yes - I had wine. But even though I was originally overwhelmed by the directions, the desk went together quite nicely! The desk is the perfect size for a smaller space and spacious enough to fit my printer, laptop, a million post-its, and five cups of coffee. Another steal at $80! I wanted to find an old desk and refinish but it was winter and cold and I didn't have time!
Lastly, was my filing cabinet. How I managed all these years of my life not owning a filing cabinet is beyond me because it was full instantly. I picked up this cabinet from one of my good friends who was clearing out some items (free) and I bought a roll of chevron contact paper and a can of gold spray paint that was lying around in my husband's workshop and VOILA!!!
So if you have any questions about how I turned this spare room into my little oasis, let me know! Stay tuned for the nursery transition!