Today I risked my life to go to IKEA for the LACK shelves (in which their website clearly stated they had 79 of). After looking around a bit, I got down to business to get my shelves and head home. I saw blue shelves, red shelves, brown-black shelves, and of course Birch shelves, but NO white shelves. What? Are you kidding me? Who does that? Atlanta had a major flood yesterday (I mean major) and I get up and drive down town Atlanta for 2 shelves out of 79 and you mean to tell me that they are all gone? Okay...I'm calm! Anywhoooo, I asked a guy at customer service if he knew when another shipment was coming in and guess what he said... IN A WEEK OR TWO. What? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WHO DOES THAT? Okay...I'm calm! Soooo for another WEEK or TWO I will be shelf less:( but I did manage to gather a few accessories and fabric for my new space and instead of playing more guessing games with you I figured I'll show you what I've been up to:

Sorry for the picture. That is the best I could do with brown walls and no flash and an old camera!

Here is the plan for the space:

The closet is 67" wide and the LACK shelves come in either 43" and 74" so I'm going with two of the 43". My plan is to put one starting on the left side and the other starting on the right side above the other (does that make sense?).

The white desk that I already have will be put back into the space, but more to the left of the space (which will still give me plenty of leg room). On the right side of the closet, I'm adding the closetmaid organizer like the one below, but in white and instead of nine cubes it will have six.

I've purchased four raspberry photo boxes from Target on clearance for 3.98, a few of the IKEA KASSETT office storage, and I have two message boards (one in the picture above) that will be covered in a very nice pink, brown, white and green strip fabric that I found on sale at Hancock fabrics.

I have a chair that I will show you a before and after soon, but I'd rather have this chair(minus the $99 price tag):

I do need a lamp and a few other things, but for now I must wait. Wait on my LACK shelves before I do anything else, because without them my vision is shot!

By the way, the color of the walls is Cliveden Virginia Soil by Valspar Paint from Lowe's and I have no complaints. It went on like a dream and didn't need two coats (I did two).

Soooo, what do you think? Did I paint the walls too dark? What color chair would you add to the space? Do you like anything I've done so far? Is this your first time on my blog and you're clueless as to what's going on? I know you're out there! Let your voice be heard!


Tamstyles said...

i cant wait to see...i cant wait...

Daryl at Vermont Cottage said...

I LOVE pink and brown together. Your ideas seem to be coming together very well. How exciting!

adventures of a 1st time mom said...

I love the fabric...good choice!!calm down honey everything will fall in place when it need to...but i cant wait for the finish product..excited!!!!!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

How'd I miss your post yesterday?! Wow, the start looks absolutely fabulous, love the colors, the contrast, the bright pinks and whites against the rich brown wall.
Seems like we were in parallel shopping P@$! yesterday.

Mom of 2 Cuties said...

I'm new to the blog world. I've been following Janell for some time.I knew you were a huge follower but I didn't realize you had a blog too. I love the plans for your reconfigured closet space to an office. I like the color and think with the accessories and pops of white it's going to look great Can't wait to see it completed! Add'n u to my fav's!