I finally have my own office!
When we built our house, we were very focused on prioritising spending money on what we were actually going to use, and cupboards and fittings in spare bedrooms were most definitely not a priority.
We had been putting some money aside to eventually finish the house so we can get a better rental income when we do eventually move onto our forever home, so now I have my own office, with a whole spare cupboard!
We had the cabinetry custom built so it could fit the space. When I designed the wardrobe, I wanted it to be able to double as a craft closet as well as a perfectly functioning clothes cupboard when someone uses this room as a bedroom.
I store all of our craft and gift wrapping supplies in this cupboard; most of which I buy in bulk to save money. I hate purchasing small rolls of wrapping paper than wraps two presents and don’t get me started on paying $6 for a card just to write the most generic message you will ever read because I’m much more of an actions than words kind of person.
I purchased some oval shaped wardrobe hinge hangers and used some dowel from Bunnings to rest against the hinge hangers to hang the wrapping paper. I painted the craft paper organiser pink and added labels to everything from Pretty.Little.Designs.
I stock the cupboard full of things I use regularly, in particularly gifting supplies. Koch and Co is a wholesaler who has a fantastic range of generic wrapping paper, boxes and bags. I keep a stash of each (in the white magazine files) so I always have stuff on hand. I purchase the main items as plain as I can and dress up all wrapping with pretty ribbons, flowers and embellishments.
The first drawer is reserved for all my craft tools and is kept in containers from Ikea. I do however believe they no longer stock the see through lid containers.
and just for a little bit of office stationary inspo ..