Wednesday, March 28, 2012

China Cabinet Turned Office

Would you believe me if I told you we haven't had internet access at home for the past almost 3 years? It's true. I have access to the internet at work, so I never felt the need to have it at home too. But that has now changed. We left our caveman ways behind us, and we are now online at home. Yeah! So I thought this would be a great time to give our computer desk a little face lift.

This is actually not a computer desk at all; it's a china cabinet!

See? We haven't actually used it as a china cabinet for awhile now, and it doubles quite nicely as a home office space. I just had to adjust the shelves a bit, drill a hole in the counter top for cords and wires to drop down, and voila - china cabinet no more. Add a few baskets for storage, a bulletin board, a computer, and it's now a fully functioning office.

The space underneath is great for storing not-so-pretty things, like drawers, bulky things, and a printer.

Just because a piece of furniture is designed for a specific use, doesn't mean you can't use it for something else!


  1. Adorable but where do you put your legs when you want to work there?? Great idea.

  2. Thanks! I just pull the chair up real close and it's not too bad. Both my husband and I have kind of short legs so it works. If I feel too cramped I just open the doors and give my knees a little extra room. :)

  3. I just found your photo on Pinterest. What a cool space you've created! I really love your style! The numbered storage baskets and the lamp are super cute. ~
    Jamie Asper

  4. Wow, this is a great idea. You are very creative, you know! And by the look of things, it seems you are definitely one of the gifted when it comes to DIY projects. Keep it up!

  5. i just found your blog off of thedaybook and it's so cute. love your decor style. i have followed a blog for years that i think your decorating taste would love. it's .... she doesnt post anymore after having a baby. but look back her old posts at her house and you will love it i promise! have a good day!

  6. beautiful place to work! until you want to sit down and work!