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9.25.2012

Mom Cave Revisited

Hello!

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.

Voila!
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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13 comments:

  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...

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  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 :)

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

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  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!!!

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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* :-)

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  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!

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  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!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/09/clever-chicks-blog-hop-2-featured-post.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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

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