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My DIY Closet Office

Written by editor Nicole Bennett of Gidget Goes Home.

I thought it was time to show you all the Simple Homemade Headquarters here at my new home. This is my third office-in-a-closet, and I just love my happy little space.

So come on, step into my closet, I mean, my office. 😉

We have two utility closets upstairs (one for linens, and one for coats, where we also keep our vacuum) so repurposing our downstairs coat closet as an office worked perfectly.

Honestly, if I didn’t have this, my kitchen table and counter would constantly be stacked up with a laptop, camera, various cords, papers to be shredded, etc, and my office supplies would be who knows where!

A few more notes…

In my last two homes, we just kept the vacuum in the garage and the coats in our respective closets; this office is the first one bursting with color though, and what a difference that makes!

I found my cute desk on Craigslist and love using an old chair, the last remaining relic from a set that belonged to my parents. I love how the curvature on the legs on the table and chair coordinates. I might repaint them both one of these days.

Next to my desk sits our hand-me-down shredder that usually gets overheated and shuts off before we finish the job, hence the stack on top (still working on going more paperless).

I’m not crazy about the folding door because it blocks my view into the living area, but for now we’re sticking with it because my husband likes to hide the clutter, and it does help to keep the kids out of my stuff.

We just bought the lumber to add one more shelf below the existing one, so I can better organize more of my office supplies and maybe even some craft supplies– my Cricut, and some scrapbooking tools for example.

It’s amazing what having my own little writing nook does for my creativity… now if only I had more time to write!! Someday…

Do you have an office or creative writing space? Mine is still a work in progress– what am I missing to complete my space?

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  1. Jennifer Ott

    How about hanging a curtain to hide the clutter? It would not stick out so much; you could see the kids, and it might give you a chance to use some fun fabric!

    • Nicole

      I think that’s a great idea… will have to see if my husband will go for that!

  2. Jessica

    That is wonderful.

  3. Breanne

    Love the pop of color and the inspiration board! And the desk. So lovely.
    My own space is a work in progress too so seeing yours helps with mine. =)

  4. Emily @ Live Renewed

    Love it! Now you’ve got me thinking about whether or not I can take over our hall closet for my office, because I’m definitely at the stage where my laptop sits on the kitchen table all day with papers all around it and we have to move them to the side to eat dinner! But, we only have the one hall closet, so I’m not sure where I would keep the coats, hat, gloves, scarves, etc and the vacuum, but you’ve inspired me to see if we can come up with something in our little house!

  5. Melissa

    Love that color! High-energy and just right for a creative office. 🙂

  6. Jess @ If Only They Would Nap

    I love how this turned out! We have very little closet space in our house, so this isn’t an option for me. But I definitely think painting it a fun color makes it so much more fun and helps fuel creativity! 🙂

  7. Emma

    Your place is coming along nicely!!!
    I dream of the day when we own here and I have a closet or sewing room of my own!!

    • Nicole

      Thanks! I dream of a sewing room someday too, but for now my closet office is a good start. 🙂

  8. Flora

    How cute and cozy, and I love the wall color!

  9. Rachael

    I love this! Such a cute space but also very effective. Your blog is beautiful, by the way. I love your logo!

    • Nicole

      oh thank you! I love the logo, too– It was hand-painted for us!

  10. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    LOVE it!! I’d be so embarrassed to show my corner. 😉

  11. Stacy @ A Delightful Home

    I love it! Especially the blue. So pretty.

    I’ve just carved out a little corner in my bedroom for an office space. I might show it on my blog when it’s finished. I’m so glad to have a space that’s mine! Even if it is tiny.

    • Nicole

      I look forward to seeing it! 🙂

  12. Mk

    I’m gonna try it

  13. charmingdate

    Nice to be here and see your post! Thank you for sharing so much!

  14. Robyn

    Love the inspiration board…very nice =)

  15. Raine Gonzalez

    I love this. I am so cramped for space in our home. We have 5 kids in a 4 bed 1 bath home with no built in closets or a games room so the computer and printer are constantly being shuffled around on the table/ bench / bed etc. I would like to try this by refurbishing a free standing wardrobe that I could then make look like it belongs in a room. Thankyou

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