Yes. My office area was a disgrace.
Yes. EVERYTHING got lost.
Yes. I did tidy up PRIOR to taking the before picture.
Yes. That is a jar of dill pickles beside the pencils.
While I don't really like the look of the rails and brackets, I'm going with safety this time around. Besides, I saw a set up similar to this at the Container Store and it didn't look half bad.
Here is a quick picture tutorial of what I did. Basically just measure and tape.
Take your time and get creative!
Click on each pic to get a better idea of what I was thinking...
Screw the boards to the brackets so the shelves won't slide off.
I cannot stress these 2 points enough!
I love this look and really suits the space! It's not only functional but SAFE too. The bench is awesome too. Now all the kids pile up next to me instead of hovering around my shoulders and fighting for space.
Next week I'll show you step by step how a few pieces of wood and foam turned into the bench pictured above. It's a lot easier than you may think! ;)