steps of the remake of my office closet with outlets and removable buffalo check wallpaper install with California closets and lighting

Sneak Peek: Process of the Office Closet

The office closet is installed, after about 6 weeks of planning. I don’t have final images just yet because I’m still trying to style it and snap photos. But for now, I figure why not share the process of it and give you a sneak peek of what it looked like after the install.

I had the handyman remove the shelf and rod, and had an electrician come and install the outlets that were recommend by California Closets – for my lights, charging station and printer. This photo shows that and also after the drywaller came to repair the electrician holes (it was too hot for him to crawl through the attic to add the outlets.)

Doing something like this requires a bit of prep work. Lots of planning people to do their thing in a particular order and also moving my stuff out and working in chaos.

You can say this might have prepared me for the upcoming home expansion – plans are being submitted to the city for permits this week! Yay!

As you can see my shelf to the left of the closet had my printer and junk on there. I say junk because as I put things back in I realized how I don’t need all of that junk. It’s also quite hard for me to get rid of things because I am creative, DIY and a huge crafter so I do need my own Michael’s Arts and Crafts in my house.

Here is the closet after I painted it with a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore’s Simply White – the same color as my master closet.

steps of the remake of my office closet with outlets and wallpaper

steps of the remake of my office closet with outlets before wallpaper

Looks so much better right?

Then came the adhesive removable wallpaper from Livettes on Etsy. This is my third time working with Livette’s wallpaper. I asked Livettes to scale down the wallpaper a little and I loved how it turned out –

steps of the remake of my office closet with outlets and removable buffalo check wallpaper

It took me maybe an hour to do this, maybe an hour and a half. I removed the outlet covers and just used a new exacto knife that cut like butter and so I could easily cut around the outlets when I was laying the wallpaper.

This fondness I have for wallpaper is now making me want to wallpaper more rooms and I already did my laundry room, master closet, and now this office closet.

I honestly didn’t want to share a sneak peek but I didn’t know what to post today (been more active on stories, less so on posting and been a little occupied with this home off install, purging my closet and helping a gf clean out her closet) this week has been one of those weeks where I’ve been running around a bit.

So I figured just share this incomplete project with you as it happens and you can act all excited and surprised when I share the actual finished styled and organized office closet!

I repainted the office floors too, every year I have to touch it up from the furniture scuffs and wear. It’s kind of annoying with cement flooring like that, I wouldn’t recommend it, but it does look clean and a thousand times better once I painted the floors. I just wish they would be a bit more durable – stained concrete might’ve been a better option but too late now – and I do love the solid color instead of color variations so I guess this is what I have to deal with. *wink*

steps of the remake of my office closet with outlets and removable buffalo check wallpaper install with California closets and lighting
steps of the remake of my office closet with outlets and removable buffalo check wallpaper install with California closets drawer

The lights dim, everything has its place and I’ve realized that I want this to be just photography, graphic design and printing area. I originally had my gift wrapping and art supplies in here and I am just convinced those things need to be in my antique dresser (see my entire office here).

I also had a hard time realizing how compartments can waste space and so I have removed trays and bags trying to keep things simple – as in, throw out junk stuff that I don’t really need! I have no problem helping others purge and I do a pretty good job myself but I want to be even better! I do not like clutter or unorganized spaces.

I’m working on the office closet this week and hope to be able to share it with you soon! I also need to do a video – I’m trying to get better on my YouTube channel (which just hit 1,000 subscribers!) So please subscribe if you haven’t already.

Have a wonderful week loves! xx

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.

1 Comment

  • Vicky

    Omg! I love the transitions your office has taken. It would be cool to see a slide show. You are uber talented.

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