Before I begin, I want to apologize for the blurry image. You know what I did right? Resized it to 400 X 533 and then wanted to resize it to 576 X 768. Yes. Too much stretch and pull rendered this baby rather hurt. But that’s okay, as long as you can see it.
My new apartment has a characteristically small bedroom and my bed eats up 60% of the room. Plus, you can never work in the living room unless you have a super powerful concentration power that has taken a monkish vow to not get distracted.
So, I was left with only one choice: To make a nook for myself. Well, I did make a nook by using the wall space but somehow it needed more love. I was not being able to work in that place I made because I didn’t feel at home with it. Hence, began the makeover plan.
In a dime (read: 15 $)
A space that’s even smaller than the budget
The space need to have my inspirations, msg board, lamp and laptop- I am very particular about these when I am writing
Hence began the sketch.
I first de-cluttered the entire space- this is the first step to a goodlooking home. Remember, Nothing is always better than anything. And by anything I mean useless things.
Second, I wrapped the message board in drop cloth with glue and secured a hook at the back with a screw
Third, I drilled two small holes on top of the mirror and attached a wall mount curved bracket, the one you usually use in sets to make a wall mount rack. I used its tip as my flower pot hanger
4th, I created a hanging basket of money plants, about which you can read here
5th, I got myself a chair and chilled
Here is the before
Wishing you a creative week ahead!
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24 thoughts on “Before & After: A Working Nook Makeover”
I like it! Such a light, airy and inspiring corner! Only good thoughts will come from working there. xo
Thank you so much Wendy. I sincerely hope so.
I’m making the bath salts today btw 🙂
It turned out beautiful! I love your little nook, it looks and feels so open. 🙂
Thank you Michelle. Im writing to you right from here. 🙂
the little plant is absolutely precious in your nook and brings everything to life!
That was the plan!!!! To cheer me and up and put a stopper to the writer’s block.
What a clever use of space and so pretty too!
Thank you Maureen 🙂 And count cheap and inexpensive.
Hi Rukmini Roy!
Thanks so much for stopping by The Bold Abode! I love your new workspace, It’s so airy and refreshing!
I actually have finished the table! I’d love to hear what you think, if you have time……http://www.theboldabode.com/2011/10/return-of-stranger-and-her-table.html
Thank you Gwen. I did my littdigital knick knack and fixed the comment 🙂 Have been through similar eff-ups you see. Let me go and check it out. Oh, I bet it’s gonna blow me!
Sorry about the crazy comment…I have no idea how that happened!
Oh, it’s alright Gwen!!! This cyberspace tends to do stuff that are completely non explainable.
This is just gorgeous!! Thanks for linking my friend!
Kristin!!! Cannot tell you how extremely happy I am to see you here… I’m glad you like it…whatever this is today, it all started with one thanksgiving tree of yours, which i replicated, if you at all remember! 🙂 Funny how time passes.
I’ve been linking to your party regularly though 🙂 And I’ll have to agree that every week is getting better than the previous.
What a lovely place to do your work! I am sure you will enjoy making good use of your new space. God bless x
Hi karen. Thank you for your lovely comment. Well, the best part is it overlooks the creek and hence I simply chose to keep it open. An open mind is in itself an inspiration.
LOVE it! Your site is beautiful by the way 🙂
Thank you Erin 🙂
It looks so much more ‘you’ in the after shot. I would never even begin to think of covering a noticeboard with cloth – it looks perfect in your pale colour setting.
Thank you Janice. Ideally I would have loved to get a white or pale rose velvet but I kind of used the drop cloth because I just wanted to make my corner look beautiful. Like, i couldn’t wait anymore.
That space is one I wouldn’t mind coming home to. Looks really nice. Again happy Thanksgiving and thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best.
Happy Thanksgiving dear friend. Have a great time!
You really turned that into a beautiful space! Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday’s Best =)
Gracias:) You are so kind.