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Update: Modular Home Office Furniture

I figured out my office storage situation, and it’s going to look fantastic!

Modular Office Storage

And I say “going to” because the file cabinet for the center isn’t expected to ship until June. So this will be the setup for a while.

Setting up the office storage

I mean, the furniture at least. I will clean up the wallpaper samples at some point in the next three months.

I came in nicely under budget though! I had set aside $2000 for the wall of storage, and came in at less than half of that. I bought the floor model Benchwright Desk Hutch for $299 instead of $499 at full price, and I ordered the modular Martha Stewart Living Craft Studio pieces during their St. Patrick’s Day sale (17% off), making them $562 instead of $677. I could have gone with a different configuration and saved a little more, but I felt like the extra $100 or so was worth it for more drawers, rather than open shelves.

Martha Stewart Living Craft Studio and Pottery Barn Modular Office Furniture

The lights I have there now were grabbed from another room, and the sconces in the mockup aren’t final, but this is the general idea. The backordered filing cabinet is going to slow things down a bit, but at least the decision has been made and the order placed. Progress! Slow, slow progress.

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  • AshleyM
    March 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I don’t think you’ve said (or maybe my memory is baaad??), but are you repainting the walls? I LOVE LOVE that hutch! I know it’s all going to look amazing when completed!

    • Making it Lovely
      March 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      I did repaint! It’s very subtle though. From stark white to a blushy nude color — the same as in our bedroom.

  • Jessibee
    March 28, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I am so distracted by the door! Is that glass? It looks like a watercolor! Do you know anything about it? I want some too!

    • Making it Lovely
      March 29, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Isn’t it pretty? The woman that owned the house before us was an artist who liked to dabble in stained glass, and I’m sure she added it. The same glass is in all of the transom windows throughout the house.

      • Jessibee
        March 30, 2017 at 2:44 pm

        It is gorgeous. You lucked out with that, I’ve not seen anything similar before and I love it! I pinned your picture and have now made a mental note to “learn to make watercolor-y stained glass”.

  • Barb
    March 28, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Really like the lamps you placed there from another room. Do you remember where you got them?

    • Making it Lovely
      March 29, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      They were from Pottery Barn. They’re fantastic lamps, just too large for that spot (and I liked them where they were, in the den).

  • thirtyyearhouse
    March 28, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    LOOK AT THAT LILY PAD PRINT WALLPAPER. #missingthepoint #shiny! #bloggersworstnightmare #amIshouting?

    • Making it Lovely
      March 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Ha! It’s by Cole & Son if you’re looking for it. ;)

  • JC
    March 28, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Lamps! Lamps! More on the borrowed from another room lamps

  • The Blazing Home
    September 4, 2017 at 1:30 am

    What an absolute makeover one can done to a file cabinet! It’s looking pretty and gorgeous. You’ve shown the right way to makeover a file cabinet. It’s also budget friendly.
    Please keep sharing ideas like this.
    Thank you.