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5 Lovely Ways to Turn a Closet Into an Office

I want to turn a closet into an office. I have wanted my own Momcaster office space for a long time, and I do have the perfect closet to turn into an office, so why not?

People who are smarter than me, (and probably prettier, skinnier and with less ex-husbands) know how to turn a closet into an office. Isn’t that crazy??? I car barely turn tap water into boiling water.

These closet offices make the freshest, most wonderful little spaces. I can’t wait for you to see them. But more than that, I can’t wait for you to feel completely inadequate as a do-it-yourself type woman…just like me.

I’m in mad love with this former closet – now office featured on Apartment Therapy. Who wouldn’t love this? It’s like sunshine drops and unicorn poo.

Turned closet into office
via Apartment Therapy

From Sew Dang Cute Crafts, this closet into an office is precious. Don’t you love this little office space? Don’t you want to buy it a pony or give it hugs or something?


A closet turned into an office
via Sew Dang Cute Crafts

I love that My Home Ideas uses words like “simply remove the rod” and “add a floating shelf” to make me believe I can actually turn a closet into an office. Later tonight, I’m going to use that same kind of Jedi mind control to convince my man he can “simply buy me some jewelry.”

Office turned into a closet
via My Home Ideas

Apparently Country Living picked up on the research My Home Ideas is doing in the field of coercing ordinary citizens into thinking they can turn their closets into an office.  They make me believe I could have a cute closet office in four minutes – faster if I take my Flinstone Chewable Testosterone pills first.

“With a little time and a few low cost finds,” they say.

Oh Country Living. I love that you believe in me.

closet office space
via Country Living

Then there’s this closet into an office example from Lowe’s.

“What am I doing? Oh nothing. Just sitting in my closet relaxing after a hard day of filing necessary things under “B-C” for brillianty crafty.

“And by the way, Marge, I think I’m better than you because I’m the kind of person who puts flowers in a cup in my sexy closet/office.”

Closet Home Office
via Lowe’s Creative Ideas

I’d love to write more for you tonight, but you’ll be delighted to know I’m off to turn one of my kitchen cupboards into a rumpus room.

Photos to follow.

And not for nothing, if you loved turning a closet into an office, you’re totally going to dig learning how to make your own knobs and door pulls. I know this about you.

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Makeover Your Office

It’s Monday, and what better day to makeover your office – the place where you spend so much of your life? I really believe the space we’re in can affect us positively or negatively. Who can be creative and vibrant in an entirely gray, dull, boring office? has 13 tips to Feng Shui your office, if you’d like to give it a try. Tip: put your computer in the North or West area of your office to enhance your creativity and not to have mirrors in your work space.

Meanwhile, get some office makeover inspiration from the creative minds featured below. They’re all easy enough that you could have a super cute office by the end of the week!

1. Filing cabinets are just about the ugliest piece of something I’ve ever seen. Isn’t it crazy that even though women have been in the workforce in massive numbers for decades now, there has been almost NO advancement in manufacturing filing cabinets that don’t make you feel like you work in the warden’s office of a second-rate penitentiary?  Thank goodness for I’m a Yarner and her chalkboard filing cabinet! I love it!

Chalkboard paint on a filing cabinet
via I’m a Yarner


2. Do you remember these trays? Growing up, they were everywhere and I still see them at garage sales all the time. I think having several of them in different, but complimenting, patterns and colors would make for some awesome bulletin board space.

bulletin board made from a vintage serving tray
via Complete Organizing Solutions


3. On the subject of awesome magnetic bulletin boards, I adore these from Saving the Family Money. She gives you the entire tutorial, and it looks easy enough that even I could do it. 🙂

Magnetic bulletin board tutorial
via Saving the Family Money


4. Apartment Therapy shows you how to make this AMAZING piece of string wall art by Kathryn Anderson using pushpins and yarn. I think having a DIY mural like this one in your office would make the most mundane business feel a little more tolerable.

String art do it yourself using yarn
via Apartment Therapy

5. Time passes slowly in an office and you know you have photos of kids or dogs or honey-pies, or whatever it is that gets you through the day. I say this tutorial from Good Housekeeping for a cool wall clock would be a perfect fit for your office.

Make a clock from frames
via Good Housekeeping

6. The Undressed Skeleton spray painted some bottles and added some salt and glitter for some pretty delicious eye candy. I think you could do the same with some old vases to create some very sexy pen and pencil holders for your desk. What do you think?

How to spray paint bottles
via The Unpainted Skeleton

7. No way you don’t have candy on your desk! Gotta have candy on your desk! C’mon! This Mason Jar bird feeder is now a delightful candy dispenser. Can you stand the cuteness? Chica and Jo, you are brilliant. (Psst: check out these other yummy Mason Jar pics.)

Birdfeeder turned into candy dispenser
via Chica & Jo

In other news, did you know that every time this post is shared or pinned, a supermodel gains 5 pounds?