Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Closet-turned-office Reveal

First of all,  today marks the 1 year blog anniversary.  I can't hardly believe its has been a year since I started A Cup of Mai.  And I'm so grateful to you, my readers, especially for your comments and emails.  Without you, this little blog would get a bit lonely.  This is my 144th blog post.  A fact that surprises me, but here I am still writing.  And hopefully here you are, still reading!

About 2 months ago I've convinced my hubby to let me turn the small 10x10 spare bedroom into office/dressing room.  To save space I decided to use the closet  as an office and the rest of the room will be dressing area( which will come in the second part of the reveal).

Here's the before

Now for the best part, the after pictures. We removed the doors, shelves and painted the wall black chalkboard.  I hope you've enjoyed the tour of my new little space.  Stayed turn for part 2.
I hung a string of lights above the art but decided to remove it because I thought it look too cluttered.  I like everything to be very clean, simple and minimalist.

Source List:
Rust-Oleum Chalkboard- Home depot $10
Desk-Target $98 (on sale)
Chair-West Elm $ 70 (on sale)
Clear Tray- Container Store $9
Floating Shelves - Target $ 20
2 Mugs- Anthropologie $ 13
Color Chalk- Target $ 1
4 yards pink satin ribbon- Michael's $ 3 (with coupon)
*Anything else that are not listed on here are previously owned*
Not to shabby for under $250 closet office makeover eh?! :) Pin It


Jessie said...

Mai, I love your office space! It looks fabulous and stylish! Nothing beats a chic and affordable makeover! Well done!

P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win an Amazon gift card, if you like. Entries are low so you have a high chance of winning! :)


Mai Nguyen said...

i'm loving the new makeover! first your room, now your office. looks amazing! almost hard to believe that it only cost you $250. loving it! (:

happy blogaversary!!

Kate of All things.. said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging! I have loved reading all of your posts : )

wow! This makeover is amazing, you have made such good use of the space. I can't decide what is my favourite, the pen cups spelling your name, the desk (you made up my mind that this is the style to go for) and the floating shelves - I love it all, and of course I can't wait to share these pics with my readers.

Kate xo

Tiffany said...

Wow!!! I love all your makeovers. Do you live in Atlanta? I want you to decorate my home. lol.

Javelin Warrior said...

Happy blog birthday and what a fantastic use of space! We have a closet in my office about the same size, and I love the thought of making such efficient and beautiful use of the storage area! As always, you've inspired thoughts and love what you've done - can't wait for part 2 :)

LabelSnob said...

LOVE it! Can't wait to see Part 2 of the reveal!
Happy One Year to your wonderful blog!

Vicki Bensinger said...

Wow I'm impressed. What a great use of space. Very creative.

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I'm love your new office space! Love seeing other people's places, your decor is my style, so pretty.

Red Soles and Red Wine

Soronko Luxury Decor/Accessories said...

Hello Mai, i absolutely love your home office, You really did well in utilizing your space. Very well done. BTW can you tell me what DLSR camera do you use. Great photo quality

Liesl said...

What a great and creative idea...I LOVE it!!! :)

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

I'm speechless!

Donaville Herrick said...

What an impressive space! I really love the dark wall and the hanger is such a perfect idea for displaying prints!

siouxfairy said...

Hi Mai,

I just stopped by to your blog by accident. Love the makeover you did :) It's pretty combination color and material you use.

I have a question, how you cleaning your room after you make over it? How long you do the cleaning?
I still have trouble to clean my room sometimes, as it's full of knick-knacks and dust every where.
Please give me your opinion.

Thank you very much :)


thepreppyleopard said...

I found this post through the West Elm blog and giiiiiiiirl this is amazing! I've been wanting to create the SAME kind of space in my house (dressing room/office), so I'm excited to see your part two.

(Also, I'm linking to you on my blog today because you're that awesome!)

oh, if you have it handy, what desk from Target did you use? I love it!

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Found your blog through your feature on Curbly! I LOVE this space - you guys did a great job and nothing seems like it was very expensive. I love it!

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

This is gorge! Love it, you did an outstanding job!!

Ali of


Kelly Webb said...

I am really impressed to decorate my Hong Kong office space after seeing these designs. Because all these are so attractive.

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