It's taken almost a month of toil, blood, sweat and tears but my lovely new work cabinet is finally complete.
Here's a reminder of how it looked before....
And this is how it looks now.....
I've been busily sorting out my storage boxes to fill it....
But of course I couldn't just leave it like that.... could I?
So I made pretty paper inserts to slip inside the boxes so that it all looked much neater.
Yesterday was the first day I actually sat and worked at it, and it is absolutely perfect. I'm no longer jammed between an oversized desk and the storage units behind me. The drop-down desk is exactly the right height for me to work at, and everything I need is within easy reach.
Removing the big desk has transformed the room and I can now walk from one side to the other without having to navigate around it.
I still have stuff to put away, and I've decided to prettify a few other areas of the room so I'll leave the final reveal till that's all done, but in the meantime I'm really pleased with the results of my labours. That said, I am never, under ANY circumstances, upcycling a bureau cabinet..... EVER AGAIN!