Has the suspense built enough? Are you anxiously awaiting the reveal of my office cabinets? Well, just a minute, let’s reminisce, shall we? Last spring, my office looked like this:
Almost finished, just needed drawers and cabinet doors. Over the summer, Ben made cabinet doors. We waited, and waited, and procrastinated, and waited some more until several months had passed. Then, a month ago, Ben installed the drawers in my office, filling the gaping hole to the left of my desk.
Now, after several painting sessions, we were ready to install the cabinet doors. Adding the hinges was simple enough. Ben drilled a hole for the hidden hinge to rest in, then screwed it in place.
After securing the hinges to the door, Ben hung the doors on the cabinet. After a few adjustments, finally, the other huge void in
my heart my office has been filled, by cabinet doors.
We used the same design as the theater room and added modern cylinder handles from Home Depot for $20.00 for 10. Here’s a tip, make your own hardware template by measuring the distance from the top and sides of your cabinet. Mark on a scrap of paper, then measure and mark the holes for the handle. Poke holes to easily transfer the screw placement to each door. I made a set for a left and right side.
This little piece of paper will save time while keeping the placement consistent on each door.
To make the space even more functional, we’ve added a few extra features. Like this closet rod to store my packing paper.
I want to add a hook or two to the right, in front of the paper to hang a reusable shopping bag to corral outgoing mail.
Also on the list, adding a pull out shelf above the computer tower to get the printer off the work surface and clear the clutter.
Fun, right? You know what else is fun? Finally organizing the cabinets. While I was tearing my office apart, I decided to rearrange my shelves.
I found a cute drawing on Pinterest, so I printed it and popped it in an IKEA frame. It says, “I want a boy who will build me bookshelves.” A perfect fit for me and Ben as that is one of the traits I love about him, his handiness. One of my globes moved down a shelf and I added a vase to corral paint swatches.
It is amazing how much brighter the room feels by covering the shadowed cabinets with crisp white doors. If you follow us on Facebook, you know I’ve been painting. Any guesses on what? With nice weather comes painting, lots of it. Even though I detest painting, I’ll be happy to have it done. What is your least favorite home improvement task?
P.S. We’re still looking for your questions for us. Anything you want to know, and, it doesn’t have to be home related. It’s going to be a lame Q and A if we only have three questions. *Smile*