I'm slowly getting my office/craft room set up. Most of the boxes are unpacked. I can't say it is entirely organized but at least things are being put in the general vicinity of where they belong.
One of the things I always felt was lacking in my last few office spaces was a white board or chalk board. A standard whiteboard is a bit too boring so I hacked an Ikea frame to make a chalk board. I've seen this hack all over Pinterest so it's not an original idea.
The frame cost $25 and is made out of molded plastic. It was a little too Barbie Dream House looking so I sprayed it with flat white paint to give a more chalky appearance. Then I spray painted the glass with chalkboard paint.
Warning - if you get chalkboard paint on your person (or your favorite jeans) well then you are just going to have to live with it for the rest of your life because that stuff does NOT want to come off.
It looks a bit twee against the pink wall paint but that will be changing. I've picked a cream color that is bright and provides some contrast against the white trim and beadboard in the room.
Ikea Expedit shelving is all set up too. I want to get the desk attachment that goes with it but Ikea no longer carries it in two sizes. The one size they do carry is too short. I may have to MacGyver something to work.
Right now I'm using our old eating area table that is pushed up under the window. I want to replace it with a shallower work table for spreading projects on and then have the (new) desk for my computer/work related stuff.
That pink is really starting to annoy me. This room was a baby girl's nursery. The painted branches had Tinkerbell and butterfly stickers on them. I probably should have painted before unpacking and putting stuff away but who knows when that will happen.
Please ignore all the packing boxes in the background. Sigh. They are everywhere.
(all pictures taken with Instagram since my camera and I aren't currently getting along. If you want to follow me on Instagram I'm @andreajp135)