Before & After: Simple Office Nook Makeover

updated Jul 16, 2020
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Sometimes there is just not enough space – or money! With an upcoming wedding and two blending households of avid readers into a one bedroom condo (plus one curious object collector – me), we’ve got books and baubles coming out of our ears. This office area is one of my least favorite places in our home due its lack of light and wall space restrictions, so it was time for a cheap and quick fixer-upper!

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One thing we have been working on in order to create more storage space in our overflowing home is the installation of floating shelves. If you’ve got a blank wall, you’ve got space! It’s easy to forget that a full piece of storage or shelving furniture is not always necessary. We bought these inexpensive Fabian shelves from IKEA for $6.99 each, and started stacking. These particular ones give you a variety of options for hanging, which is great when you’re looking for a wall stud!

We added a couple of coats of our living room paint (Martha Stewart’s Oat Cake) to the background wall to warm up the area and voilà!

(Images: Andie Wurster)