Good morning and happy Friday! Ever have a house-related epiphany? I did. And I am going to share it with you.
I have been searching for a solution for the desk area of my dining room. I really need more storage, and I wanted a place for my shredder. You can see the area I'm talking about right here - the secretary is along that back wall.
My printer is on top of the desk, and the whole area just felt a little bare. I had been scoping out Craigslist and the other usual inexpensive furniture sources for a small table or cabinet that I could put next to the desk and use to keep the printer and shredder in. Nothing fit the bill. But one day around the holidays over my morning coffee, I realized I could go vertical and get two tall IKEA Billy shelves that would flank the desk. I looked up the sizes online and measured: it was perfect. The price was perfect too: each shelf was $40.
Annnnnnnd here they are!
I have some plans for these shelves though. I want to add crown molding to the top so that they look more finished. I am also going to add doors to the bottom parts and hardware that matches the existing hardware on the desk. I need to hide the shredder and Little's multitude of art supplies. I want to paint the backs of the shelves so the contents really pop. And, of course, I need to accessorize and style up the open shelves.
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The printer, unfortunately, was too big for these shelves. No worries: it now lives in the dining room buffet, which had plenty of room. I don't use the printer all that often, so it is not a huge deal to get it out when I need to print.
Stay tuned for how this space evolves! The addition of the shelves makes such a huge difference already. The whole room feels homier and more finished. What about you? Ever had a home-related epiphany that made a huge difference? I would love to hear.
See you swoon,