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Mom Cave Revisited


I haven't blogged about the Mom Cave in awhile, mostly because there hasn't been anything of interest to share.  That is, until I went to IKEA this weekend.  Suffice to say, I went to IKEA looking for some cabinets to tame the mess that is our garage, and walked out with everything but that.

My office is a great little nook, tucked away in the back corner of our basement, just beyond our media area.  I love having a dedicated space (besides the kitchen) that is all mine.   There is lots of storage and everything a mom could want in a dedicated space.  Best part - it has doors.

And then there is this little niche area off of the office.  It started out like this.
Then I painted it and added a great stencil ala Hobby Lobby.
And this is how it sat, except I had the armoire there - but I can't find any pictures of that!

I just really wasn't digging on the armoire in this space - it just didn't work and didn't fit.

So, I've had some ideas spinning in my head for awhile for this nook and the office in general. I have been thinking that this area would be great for some shelves and maybe some sort of built-ins or credenza along the bottom.

And then I came upon some lovely shelves at IKEA that fit the bill.  Literally.  They were $20 each - it just doesn't get much better than that.

The chairs are temporary, until I find something to put beneath them (or my boys steal them and put them back in the media room 

I also scored a new desk chair that looks as if it was made for this space.  Isn't it fun?
 I just love it when an unplanned plan comes together.
Have you found any unintended discoveries lately?

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  1. That stencil is gorgeous! I love the green. I didn't realize they had stencils like that at Hobby Lobby. I feel a mommy field trip coming on...

  2. What a beautiful mom cave/office! I've always told my fiance that when we buy our house, he can have the entire basement to do whatever he wants with if I can get a pretty office (like yours)! Thanks for the sharing/inspiration! Newest follower :)

  3. LOVE the stencil!! How long did it take you? And was it hard to stay level?

  4. You are so lucky to have that space all to yourself! I love the stenciled wall and the shelves make me want to go to Ikea right now!!!

  5. Jenny, I'm in love with your Mom Cave and your organization down there!! You have such fabulous space in your basement!! The stenciled wall looks so great with the shelves and boxes.

  6. Wow, wow! That stenciled wall says: "hey look at me"! So pretty! The shelves couln't be more perfect! Lucky you to have all that space to yourself!

  7. Great job on that stencil! I love the green and white. Can't wait to see it all finished.

  8. That stencil is AWESOME!! Loving your new desk chair as well!! What pretty space you have to call your own! :) Stopping by from Beneath My Heart!

  9. I really love the way your office has come together and the colors are great. Coral/orange is one of my favorite accent colors.

  10. Your Mom cave is turning out beautiful!! So love that green stenciled wall!!! I must try. The chair looks great, where did you get it? Can't wait for everything to be done, if ever does get done right?! wink * wink* :-)

  11. This room looks great! I love the stenciled wall :) The chair is a great find and it does look like it was made for the space!

  12. I wish my office was as zen as yours! lol
    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  13. What an awesome space! It looks pretty and functional! Love that stenciled wall and the adorable chair!


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