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February 3, 2011

The Cloffice Reveal

Well after a few weeks of painting, tracing, painting some more, shopping, organizing tons of papers, putting together a chair and a file cabinet, installing shelving, hooking up electronics and labeling everything, I think the Cloffice is ready for it's big reveal! I'm not totally jiving on the placement of some things yet so I might play around with it some more but I really need to move on and get other projects finished up as well. We also did not add electrical outlets or a permanent light fixture to the cloffice because hopefully next summer we will be tearing this down along with the bathroom behind it to open up the  playroom and kitchen eating area to each other and make one big room back here.  We will add a cloffice, powder room and main floor laundry in  the hallway and other closet area that see in a picture below.
Remember this is what it looked like just a few short weeks ago, this is just so embarrassing:

And in the playroom was where we had our "office." I dare you to find a Target receipt or bill in that mess and pay no attention the window that needs to be trimmed out, it's on the list!

Even the bubs was embarassed!

Here it is, almost all cleaned out.....Mr.A really needs to find a home for his guitar!

This is what the dining room table looked like while waiting for all the papers and office junk to be organized:

I painted, traced and painted some more.   You can read more about the wall stencil post here.

We finally got around to the end product, new flooring, painted and stenciled walls, new shelves and here it is, the big reveal! 

Ok, open those doors and let's see it:

Here is the before and after, once more:

And here was my inspiration picture from Country Living, not bad huh?  I would love to have a cute drop down chandelier and some globes but I was too cheap to buy a globe!  I'm hoping to find one at Goodwill.

I tried to think of all we purchased to make this happen so here it goes:
The cute little file cabinet was from IKEA $40
The white storage boxes were also from IKEA and were $7 for 2= $14
The chair was from IKEA and was about $20
The garbage basket was from IKEA $3
The silver office stuff and file folders are all from Target for $45
The shelving and 1x2 boards underneath were about $30
The tow hydrangea pictures I printed out for free at http://www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ and the frames for the pictures were from Target's dollar section  for a total of $2.
I repainted the bulletin board with silver craft paint for $1.35
The white basket we have as an inbox for receipts was $4.83 on clearance at Target
The lamp was on clearance at Shopko for only $8 (the original price was $79.99)
The cute little white flower pot/jug with  the flowers I had already was from IKEA  for $7
The little clear clock was from IKEA for $1
I also had to buy some more paint for the walls, I ran out, so $18 for paint as well

Grand Total:   $194.18 

The price of having a place to put all our receipts, papers, bills, printer, etc. and being organized.....   PRICELESS!!!!

Thank you to Traci at Beneath My Heart for the closet organizing challenge, Jen at I Heart Organizing for the Paper Challenge help,  The Graphics Fairy Queen for the pictures in my cloffice and living room. Also to Emily at  Jones Design Company for providing the stencil and tutorial on the painted wallpaper!  Finally, the biggest thank you, to my partner in crime design, Mr.A, who lets me cook up these crazy projects and does his best to go with the flow and helps make my projects a reality!!!!  He laid all the stick tiles and installed the shelving, put together the chair, the file cabinet, the eletronic equipment, organized all the papers and survived a four hour shopping experience in IKEA with four children!!

You can also check out my recent Pantry Makeover, Mudroom Makeover and Kitchen Remodel.  Check back soon as I get ready to reveal the playroom makeover! 

I'm linking up at the following places:


This remodel is being featured at:


  1. Amazing!!!! I love it! I am so stinkin' proud of you! Thank you for emailing me and telling me about this. I can't wait to share it with my readers! :)

  2. SO stinkin cute! That looks so good! Having a desk/office space is definitely a sanity saver!

    Thanks so much too, for the follow!

    Have a great rest of your week!

  3. WOW! Go Ange & A-Team!! It looks fabulous! Come on over to overhaul our closets, lol!

  4. YEAH! It looks great. Enjoy your new space!

  5. What a great space. You did a great job on it! I love to be organized!!!!

  6. Love your cloffice! We are turning one of ours into a claundry, lol!


  7. Wow! So clever! I made a little extra desk space in my office closet but it is nothing like this. So pretty! Enjoy you're new found office space and thank you for linking up to Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!

    Heather @At The Picket Fence

  8. Priceless indeed!...your hard work has surely paid off, this cloffice is perfect.
    I'm new follower.

  9. Your new cloffice is awesome! I love the wall stencils you did and that is my favorite color blue. It all turned out beautiful!

  10. Love your cloffice. It is so cute. What a wonderful idea! Really really nice.

  11. Love it! The stenciling makes me drool! haha awesome job!!

  12. OK girl, I found you over at the shabby nest, love the office, PLEASE come finish mine...LOL.. I have been working for the past week and I'm still not done... you did a great job. happy weekend


  13. this is truly exceptional. i have MOST of the ikea stuff u used in my office as well but mine looks NOThING like that. time to try to recreate what u did!

  14. I love that you call it a cloffice. that's what I call mine too! and I thought I was so original. well maybe we're just both brilliant to come up with it. haha. anyway, it looks beautiful. I love the stenciling you did. I don't have the patience for stencils so I really appreciate stenciling when I see it. great job!

  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE your new "Cloffice!" I have been wanting to do something similar on a much smaller scale. It looks beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Looks wonderful, may I ask what colour/brand the paint is and how you did that pattern on the wall? Love it!!

  17. Wow! You did an amazing job! I love the stencil!

  18. I don't know which is more impressive -- the final result, or the final price. Bravo!

    I love the stenciling, and wish I could muster the patience to try this myself. Perhaps one day...

  19. You did a fabulous job with the design and makeover-it's adorable-love the paint job-and all done with price in mind-don't you just love Ikea?! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit-Claire

  20. Wow! I just read about your 'cloffice' at Beneath My Heart and had to tell you how much I love it! When I first looked at the pictures, I thought you had used really expensive wallpaper- but I just read that it is stenciled. I am even more impressed!

  21. It looks fantastic! I really love the design on the walls- how did you do that?

  22. omgoodness!

    the stencling & the colors you used are beautiful.

    love the pic of the bubs too! so cute.

    happy weekend.

  23. This looks great!!! I might just do that to my closet too =)

  24. That looks awesome!

  25. That's fantastic.

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  26. Totally looks great! Makes me want to paint a closet somewhere. :) I love the color- I may have missed but did you post the color name?

    (And I have those same hydrangea prints saved to put in some room of the house because I loved them!)

  27. Looks great! Love this space! the wall is a great touch!

  28. Oh how I wish I had an extra closet so that I could have a cloffice!! It's beautiful! Stopping by from HoH!

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