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Nice little Saturday planned : Shiny new office and storage closet

 

Literally! It’s shiny, see:

 

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So I spent Thanksgiving weekend busting my ass. This is the 2nd year running of using my only annual 4 day weekend to get these kinds of project done, and I kind of regret this, as the highlight of my mini-vacation was catching snippets of the dog show Thursday afternoon each time I walked by the TV.

 

The lowlights include hands so raw (constant washing + an assortment of cleaning products – any kind of lotion = a big mistake) they literally cracked & the meltdown I had somewhere around 7pm Sunday night when the house was still in shambles. (Does it make me extra crazy that how blissfully clean it all ended up was totally worth the meltdown?)

 

Projects we tackled:

 

1) Recreating our crappy office into a nice office, as inspired by some  repurposed stainless steel IKEA cabinets courtesy of Felicitas Oefelein:

 

Before

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After

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2) Moving this:

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Into this:

 

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As these things go, it got worse before it got better:

 

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But we ultimately transformed the whole thing into a slightly less-messy, definitely less-DIRTY closet:

 

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Success rate : 80%?

 

I would still like proper storage vessels for my grandmother’s china and crystal to perhaps put those where they belong, like the attic, hahaha.

 

We haven’t yet done anything about re-editing art or hanging guitars and /or bicycles on walls.

 

I would also like a sweet vertical shelf thing for my Vogue collection. And any old IKEA bookcase in order to do away once and for all with stupid wire snap together shelves…

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Oh yeah, and I need an actual desk chair!

 

BUT, in real life "before and afters" don’t reach 100% overnight, or even over a weekend. So it’s never too late to fix the lingering details that are bothering you…

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