Home Office: Secret Shelving

Small alcoves offer great opportunity for smart storage. Simply add some shelves and you turn a redundant space into the perfect spot to display your treasures or, in my case, hide away some standard office items. Our home office door masks this storage area when open, so to keep our work space clear and clutter-free, we installed four shelves to store things we don't need regularly - photo albums, notepads, craft supplies and spare tech.

  FrogTape around the shelves where they meet the wall before painting to ensure a neat finish.

FrogTape around the shelves where they meet the wall before painting to ensure a neat finish.

 We painted MDF with two layers of white undercoat, finishing with white eggshell.

We painted MDF with two layers of white undercoat, finishing with white eggshell.

 Peel away the FrogTape gently to avoid taking any wall paint off with it.

Peel away the FrogTape gently to avoid taking any wall paint off with it.

 Remove any hard-to-reach leftover FrogTape with tweezers.

Remove any hard-to-reach leftover FrogTape with tweezers.

 And there you go!

And there you go!

 Secretly hidden behind the door.

Secretly hidden behind the door.

The project took us a couple of days as you have to wait for the paint to fully dry before peeling off the tape.

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