Latest finds: Double-duty home offices, drawer knobs, and fabric storage cubes

I wanted to share a great article and two awesome tutorials with you today.

Transparent home office desk

First up, Real Simple published a lovely collection of 21 home office spaces that are carved out of other rooms–from bedrooms to kitchens to entry ways. I do wonder about their suggestion to tuck an office into a nursery, though! But the photos are full of great ideas and hints for making the most of the space you have. And I love the idea to use acrylic furnishings for a “disappearing” office!

How to make drawer knobs

Yesterday, when I was looking for knobs for Ana’s secretary plans, I came upon a set that fell into the “cute idea; ho-hum execution” category for me. I loved the idea that they were monogramed, but didn’t love the typeface. So, when I ran across this charming tutorial for making your own drawer knobs, I had to share both with you. I have a tall chest here in my office with five drawers and I think it’d look really cute alternating letters and clip art for the knobs to help me remember what’s inside.

How to sew fabric storage cubes

And, finally, who couldn’t use more storage? These fabric cubes are easy to make and I love how customizable they are–from size to fabric, you can make them exactly the way you need them. I save cereal boxes for the cardboard, too, so I had some stashed and could get started right away.

Any links, articles or tutorials that have caught your attention so far this week?


  1. Izzy says:

    Thanks for the link to those fabric boxes! I’ve been looking for something like that.

  2. Beth says:

    I really liked this tutorial on painting pretty plates from Blair: I’ll be getting some patterned plates this weekend to try it out.

  3. Yolanda says:

    Love those RS office spaces!

  4. I love the Real Simple photo gallery! It helps to be a bit of a minimalist so that there are many places an office can fit!

  5. Those knobs are darling!

  6. Those knobs are super cute!
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