Last updated on February 26th, 2009 at 09:27 am
I had never heard of converting a closet into a home office until I visited my crafty friend Laura.
Laura is the mom of 7 year old identical triplet boys (pictured with my son) and a 2 year old daughter. It’s always an adventure when visiting the triplets… can’t you tell by this photo?? ha!
While the boys ran around like crazy people and our girls played like civilized sweet little things, Laura and I discussed home decor. She was wanting my advice about adding built in shelves to her family room.
Me: Why don’t you just convert that little closet into shelves? That’s easy enough!
Laura: WHAT? NOT MY OFFICE??????
Amy: What are you talking about… office?
Laura: Oh my gosh… have you not seen my office? I can’t believe I haven’t shown you before?
Amy: Huh? Where could an office be?
Laura then opens the closet door to reveal this… a tiny space full to the brim with papers, a printer and yes shelves with her lap top!
Amy: Ha ha ha! I can’t believe this is an office? It’s tiny? How can you move in here????
Laura: I fit perfect…It’s my hide out! I can shut the door and NOBODY knows I’m here. Hee!
Amy: Like a safe room.
Laura: YES! We can’t ever get rid of this room!!! I would just DIE!
Amy: This REALLY is a great idea! I want one too!! This is going on my blog for sure.
Laura: Oh no… wait until I clean it up please. I really need to paint.
Amy: No, it’s awesome just as it is. Plus… you’re a mom of triplet BOYS and a toddler… you’re not allowed to be too neat. We’d all hate you!
Side Note: Laura did find time to make this cute fabric bulletin board after my original photos. Isn’t it cute? I can’t wait to see what it looks like after she paints.
So do you need a safe room… a place of your own to hide out in?
Apartment Therapy Unplugged has a tutorial on how to turn a closet into an office in a weekend! If you have one, let me know…. I’d love to see photos.
Having a hidden space would sure work for me!
Did you know Kristen at We are that Family is now hosting Works For Me Wednesdays? I bet she’s excited:-) Rocks in My Dryer passed on the torch. Head over there and post what works for you. (Check out the fun silhouettes I drew for her new site too:-)
**Also check out I am Blissfully Domestic’s links.
Photo credit: Apartment Therapy
UPDATE: My friend Dot just sent me this photo of her daughter’s room. They converted a closet into a homework area. Great idea!