Home Office DIY: Turning a Closet into a Supply Center

The one thing I love about Organizing a home office is the diversity of closet space.  They are way under-rated, especially if they have floor to ceiling access.  Removing the doors, adding a touch of paint and replacing the old rod and shelf with an insert will maximize space and provide easy access to crafts or home business supplies.

In this project, I removed all of the old hardware in this bedroom closet and cleaned it from top to bottom.  We painted it this bright blue/green shade, inspired from Tiffany & Co.


I purchased Rubbermaid closet organizing racks, and positioned them to the best use of my storage needs. With this rack, I can easily move them up or down to customize my space.
I have converted this entire bedroom into an organized home office, and I needed the closet to do triple duty: I needed room for my files, office supplies and crafts. I also needed a “shipping station” for my business. I added a scale, cutting board and an area for my boxes, tissue and mailing supplies. I keep necessities such as packing tape, scissors and markers in a small desk organizer.
I added a large dry – erase board to keep track of family events, bills and important details.
My bookshelves were actually purchased at Lowe’s – they were originally intended as closet organizers, but these were perfect for displaying my books and paper projects. The furniture pieces that I had my eye on from IKEA were back ordered, and I didn’t want to wait. I placed three side-by-side and added baskets to the bottom to hide various projects that I am working on. I customized them by placing LED lighting to the top of each shelf – they are installed with a strong adhesive and powered by a remote control. I love these because I can use the dimmer at night
and they just make the room.
I finished it off by adding some personal touches, such as my father’s old typewriter and ordering my library in color-coded order.
Work Space Before & After:
It is not completely finished – we will add new carpet, paint & draperies, but I am proud of how it all turned out so far.

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Renee Weatherford

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