You thought that I gave up on my winter project, didn’t you? Well, the reality is that projects in the real world take time and money, so you betcha we’re taking our sweet time with this one. We’re slowly piecing the office together, which gives me time to over think things and work my little brain through an abundance of ideas – which is both good and bad. One of the items that we knew had to be remedied in this home office, though, was storage. With my husband working from a home a good bit of the time, this office had to not only cater to his everyday needs, but also needed to store a plethora of crafting items, cameras, guitars and our over abundance of wires. We stuck with our initial idea of buying an Expedit storage unit from Ikea because of the slammin’ price and oodles of storage space.
This storage cabinet gave us the flexibility in storage that this home office needed. We bought two cabinet doors to house miscellaneous craft and photography gear, and also snagged some baskets from Target to house our printer paper, blank CDs and other office accoutrements. The cabinet also allows us to have simple book-case style storage and even space to display picture frames/art and have a long counter for layout space. Really, it’s downright perfect for the office.
The Expedit cabinet doors come with this simple silver hardware. It’s all fine and dandy, but I wanted to jazz things up a bit and use this opportunity to bring in some more color/texture with our cabinet knobs. We picked up these funky knobs from Anthropologie a while back, and they make all the difference in turning a standard Ikea cabinet into something more custom to our home.
I’m still debating on putting legs on this cabinet to make it feel like a more substantial furniture piece, but for now this cabinet is suiting us just fine. We’re still working on finishing touches in the office (artwork, draperies, etc.) and the perfect desk chair, but our storage needs have dramatically changed since the Expedit cabinet joined our family. Now the massive amount of wires and piles of paper have a place to stay out of view – which makes Audrey a very happy lady. Stay tuned for more office details in the (hopefully near) future!