I haven’t blogged about the Mom Cave in awhile, mostly because there hasn’t been anything of interest to share. That is, until I went to IKEA this weekend. Suffice to say, I went to IKEA looking for some cabinets to tame the mess that is our garage, and walked out with everything but that.
My office is a great little nook, tucked away in the back corner of our basement, just beyond our media area. I love having a dedicated space (besides the kitchen) that is all mine. There is lots of storage and everything a mom could want in a dedicated space. Best part – it has doors.
Then I painted it and added a great stencil ala Hobby Lobby.
And this is how it sat, except I had the armoire there – but I can’t find any pictures of that!
I just really wasn’t digging on the armoire in this space – it just didn’t work and didn’t fit.
So, I’ve had some ideas spinning in my head for awhile for this nook and the office in general. I have been thinking that this area would be great for some shelves and maybe some sort of built-ins or credenza along the bottom.
And then I came upon some lovely shelves at IKEA that fit the bill. Literally. They were $20 each – it just doesn’t get much better than that.
The chairs are temporary, until I find something to put beneath them (or my boys steal them and put them back in the media room
I also scored a new desk chair that looks as if it was made for this space. Isn’t it fun?
I just love it when an unplanned plan comes together.
Have you found any unintended discoveries lately?
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ColleenSeptember 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm
That stencil is gorgeous! I love the green. I didn't realize they had stencils like that at Hobby Lobby. I feel a mommy field trip coming on…
Annie One Can Cook!September 26, 2012 at 2:33 am
What a beautiful mom cave/office! I've always told my fiance that when we buy our house, he can have the entire basement to do whatever he wants with if I can get a pretty office (like yours)! Thanks for the sharing/inspiration! Newest follower 🙂
Workman FamilySeptember 26, 2012 at 4:04 am
LOVE the stencil!! How long did it take you? And was it hard to stay level?
AndreaSeptember 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm
You are so lucky to have that space all to yourself! I love the stenciled wall and the shelves make me want to go to Ikea right now!!!
Lisa at Shine Your LightSeptember 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm
Jenny, I'm in love with your Mom Cave and your organization down there!! You have such fabulous space in your basement!! The stenciled wall looks so great with the shelves and boxes.
Cristina GaraySeptember 27, 2012 at 1:28 am
Wow, wow! That stenciled wall says: "hey look at me"! So pretty! The shelves couln't be more perfect! Lucky you to have all that space to yourself!
[email protected]September 27, 2012 at 4:31 am
Great job on that stencil! I love the green and white. Can't wait to see it all finished.
Tonya DiehlSeptember 30, 2012 at 1:11 am
That stencil is AWESOME!! Loving your new desk chair as well!! What pretty space you have to call your own! 🙂 Stopping by from Beneath My Heart!
Debra from BungalowOctober 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm
I really love the way your office has come together and the colors are great. Coral/orange is one of my favorite accent colors.
Vel CristeOctober 3, 2012 at 2:43 am
Your Mom cave is turning out beautiful!! So love that green stenciled wall!!! I must try. The chair looks great, where did you get it? Can't wait for everything to be done, if ever does get done right?! wink * wink* 🙂
Karen at Bargain-ista.comOctober 4, 2012 at 2:42 am
This room looks great! I love the stenciled wall 🙂 The chair is a great find and it does look like it was made for the space!
Kathy Shea MorminoOctober 5, 2012 at 2:11 am
I wish my office was as zen as yours! lol
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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.October 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm
What an awesome space! It looks pretty and functional! Love that stenciled wall and the adorable chair!