Study Construction

We went back to our surplus store to get more unfinished cabinetry, just like the ones we used in the kitchen.  We looked at other options, particularly Ikea, but these unfinished oak cabinets are such good quality and price, we went this way again.

We chose several upper cabinets to store office supplies, and two large pantry pieces for craft supplies.  The pantries will eventually be converted to wardrobes for guests once the addition is built, which includes a fantastic upstairs craft room!  But I'm getting waaaay ahead of myself...

Demo was really simple- tear out the teal carpet.  Remove the closet door.  Remove baseboards and trim.  Done!  We then drywalled the closet doorway.

Paint went up next:  Spice Delight on the ceiling, Khaki on the walls, and Phoenix Sunrise on the accent wall.

Next HoneyDo mounted the cabinets and I got to work painting.  It was kitchen cabinet deja vu!

Here are the uppers on the left side (next to the window), mounted and painted.

And the right side of the room, cabinets installed.

I wanted a *lot* of desk space.  We chose butcher block countertops from Ikea for this job, which we snagged when we got the piece for the island.  We also got the legs and these Capita brackets from Ikea:

Oh, yeah, and we ran the same hardwood flooring in here that's throughout the house.

Then we tiled above the desk space to add some texture and interest to the room.

Next time, I'll post the finished product!


  1. I can't wait to see the finished product! It is looks amazing already. I also wanted to say thank for stopping by my blog.

  2. Those counters are beautiful!!! I love the butcher block and the brackets! It is going to look so good!

  3. It's fun but work to transform a room isn't it? I love that tile that you picked out. I'm thinking about redoing our kitchen back-splash and looking at similar shaped tile to go with. Look forward to seeing the completed area when your finished.

  4. The cabinets and the desk look great. The butcher block and the tiles are great together.

  5. Wow! Everything looks really fabulous so far. I really love those tiles!
    Tuula :)

  6. Love the cabinets! The color is awesome! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  7. It looks awesome! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla