We have a small loft space upstairs that I needed to make work for this combination room, but I also wanted to do so on a small budget.
I went to several local thrift store every week until I found the perfect desk! This solid wood desk was only $30. It definitely needed a touch up and I wanted to give it a pop of color. (I will be giving the specific steps of refinishing in a future post). This desk is solid wood and even has the secret locking drawers.
|Desk Before and After|
|Before and after of my storage piece|
The corner-shelf I bought on Overstock- I love that it bends around the corner, though it can also be flat too. I waited until Michaels had a 50% off storage boxes and then went crazy.
The metal bins are from the Target dollar section, though they were $3 each.
These decorative boxes are actually storage, one has kids crafts, one has my cross-stitch supplies and one is full of more wood for me to paint.
The other half is the kids play room. We did go through and donated a lot of toys and books as we got rid of three more bookshelves of kids books (yes I have an obsession with kids books).
We have had this giant wardrobe for years, it used to be Alex's closet in a former house. You can use storage bins inside closet spaces like this for nice organized storage.
Now I have to say if my kids were still toddler age, this set up (with my paints all out) would not work, but at the stage I am it is perfect.
I love that I can be working on a craft while my kids are there playing; as my kids are getting older it seems we are often around the house doing our own things, so I love having this location for all of us.