A broom closet of varying depths and without any built-ins was collecting Carla's random stuff. She decided it might serve better as a place for paperwork and projects, and we love how she made this strange small space fit her needs:
My husband uses the downstairs as an office, which I didn't think I needed for my business. But after we settled in, I realized I desperately needed a place where I could put my things at the end of the day, keep all of my filing and source material neat and organized and place my inspirations on a goal board...but where to do it was a big problem.
We had a catch-all broom closet with no built-in shelves which was doing what most empty closets do...gathering random stuff. I emptied out the space and relocated critical items to our laundry room and garage—the rest I got rid of. Next, I measured the closet and found a bookshelf that filled the deeper cubbyhole on the left side of closet from Ikea. While at Ikea, I also picked up glossy white bins for crafting supplies and sewing notions, as well as some matching upright magazine holders.
I displayed some of my favorite things — like notebooks from Russel+Hazel and The Container Store — on the top shelf where they're the first things I see. I added vintage hooks on the door and wall to hang my bags when I get home as well as the driftwood mobile.
Finally I took a piece of thick foam board, covered it with white linen fabric, attached them together with a small staple gun, and put the whole thing into an old white frame...instant push pin board to hang on the door! A small hanging pocket organizer from The Container Store holds incoming and outgoing snail-mail and bills, and a basket on the floor keeps fabrics and craft materials...and BOOM! That's my office.
Thank you Carla!