Home improvement: hallway workspace

When we first moved to our new apartment I hated all of the things that the previous owner had. I was determined to redecorate almost everything. Let me just say this guy had a terrible taste. I thought I had seen it all until I saw the hallway. There was a workspace in the middle of nowhere with a horrible bookshelf that was no use at all. I promised myself to eliminate it and install new bookshelves but for two years that space was abandoned. Not good, not good at all.

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We finally decided to take it down. I say “we” but my boyfriend did all the heavy work. (Please excuse the leopard box and the stool, but we had to use them to be sure that the bookshelf didn’t fall once we unscrewed it from the wall.) Once everything was down, the wall was looking even worse.

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I filled the holes and sanded the wall. After two coats of white paint, it still needed some love. So I let it dry and continued with two more coats the next day.

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So before this, I did try to make it a workspace. The problem was the ugly wall, the messy cork board, the in-the-middle-of-nowhere printer and the accumulated office supplies.

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Once I painted the wall, I tried to start from scratch. I hanged the ballerina painting where the cork board used to be. (Jimmy gave it to me for my birthday and I thought it would give a personal touch to the place). I moved the cork board in front of the computer, added a sticker calendar and hanged a Coca Cola picture to give it a fun look.

I found a stool for the printer that would go next to my chair. That way I can have it near me and it also hides the ugly electrical sockets in the wall.

I organized the drawers and stored my office supplies leaving outside just the essentials. I added a small Aloe Vera plant, some books and a frame with a happy picture. I have to say that I like it more this way. It still needs improvement but I am happy the way it turned out.

after

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Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is one of the books…I have no idea why it ended there.
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Here is the tutorial for the little jar with a bear lid. It gave my office a nice touch.
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What do guys think?

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