Before & After: A Working Nook Makeover

Before I begin, I want to apologize for the blurry image. You know what I did right? Resized it to 400 X 533 and then wanted to resize it to 576 X 768. Yes. Too much stretch and pull rendered this baby rather hurt. But that’s okay, as long as you can see it.

My new apartment has a characteristically small bedroom and my bed eats up 60% of the room. Plus, you can never work in the living room unless you have a super powerful concentration power that has taken a monkish vow to not get distracted.

So, I was left with only one choice: To make a nook for myself. Well, I did make a nook by using the wall space but somehow it needed more love. I was not being able to work in that place I made because I didn’t feel at home with it. Hence, began the makeover plan.


In a dime (read: 15 $)

A space that’s even smaller than the budget

The space need to have my inspirations, msg board, lamp and laptop- I am very particular about these when I am writing

Hence began the sketch.

I first de-cluttered the entire space- this is the first step to a goodlooking home. Remember, Nothing is always better than anything. And by anything I mean useless things.

Second, I wrapped the message board in drop cloth with glue and secured a hook at the back with a screw

Third, I drilled two small holes on top of the mirror and attached a wall mount curved bracket, the one you usually use in sets to make a wall mount rack. I used its tip as my flower pot hanger

4th, I created a hanging basket of money plants, about which you can read here

5th, I got myself a chair and chilled

Here is the before

Wishing you a creative week ahead!

Partying here

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24 thoughts on “Before & After: A Working Nook Makeover

    • Kristin!!! Cannot tell you how extremely happy I am to see you here… I’m glad you like it…whatever this is today, it all started with one thanksgiving tree of yours, which i replicated, if you at all remember! 🙂 Funny how time passes.

      I’ve been linking to your party regularly though 🙂 And I’ll have to agree that every week is getting better than the previous.


  1. It looks so much more ‘you’ in the after shot. I would never even begin to think of covering a noticeboard with cloth – it looks perfect in your pale colour setting.


    • Thank you Janice. Ideally I would have loved to get a white or pale rose velvet but I kind of used the drop cloth because I just wanted to make my corner look beautiful. Like, i couldn’t wait anymore.


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