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Project Office Makeover : Before Photos

LeRoy on the Ikea boxes

* LeRoy sitting on all the Ikea Expedit desk boxes *

At the end of January 2010, when we moved into our new house, I was most inspired to decorate my office/closet/dressing room …as it happens to be the room I spend the most time in. A little over a year later, I am finally finishing the project.

The main hold up for me was finding the right desk …for the right price. Since I use this room as an office/closet/dressing room, I had originally imagined using the white Ikea Expedit 6×6 shelves as a room divider, separating my office area from my closet area. Once we moved in however, I realized the room was not large enough for that to work and I gave up on it. It wasn’t until last November when I realized that Ikea had a desk option for the Expedit that I became inspired again. I neeeeeeeeeeeeed the storage space the Expedit offers {it also should be known that we have a 6×6 one in the living room, a 5×5 in the guest room and two more single units in the living room as well}. Yeah, I’m obviously obsessed with cubbies! They’re just too handy!

Of course, if you follow my Tweets you may remember my trip to Ikea to get said Expedit desk and how they were sold out of it and how I was ranting about how Ikea was not a furniture store at all but more hell on earth. About a month later, the desk system finally became available online and to avoid Ikea aggravation again, I had it delivered …and it arrived last week.

So, I give you what the office side of my Office/Closet/Dressing room {aka …love Maegan Studio} looks like now …what it has looked like since we moved in over a year ago …though the dueling iMacs is only since Christmas. I got a new iMac but didn’t have all my programs on the new one so have been using both for the past 3 months …and killing my back doing so.

Office Before - corner 1

Office Desk Before

Office Desk Before - storage

Office Before - reflection in mirror

* Reflection from the mirror to my open closet door

* New desk system . . .

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* I CAN’T WAIT to fill all those little cubbies up!

… you may want to check out *

* Office/Closet/Dressing Room Inspiration Photo Post.

* My vintage antiqued desk where I keep my jewelry and accessories.

* My Closet …in the same room, as it is now.

* My Office, with the same desk in our old condo. I think I’ve had this desk since 2000.

* CLICK HERE to See My Finished Home Office/Dressing Room *




Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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