Here it is! The Blue Boffice Blog. My baby! Btw, I get asked this a lot. “Blue Boffice” = Blue + Boss + Office.
Watch the full Blue Boffice transformation video in under a minute.
For step-by-step processes on how the Blue Boffice was created, visit my Instagram page and click through the “Blue Boffice” highlights bubble.
Johanne is a lawyer in Toronto. She approached me about creating a home office for her to run her law practice. Here was the brief:
- Have legal size filing cabinets
- Feature a double desk – one for computer and one for paperwork
- Feature functional storage
- Be beautiful and Instagram-worthy
- Be a balance of masculine and feminine design
- Be blue!
This project was so much fun to create and was definitely a lot of hard work. I started with a few ready-made products as the base of the office:
- Johanne had an existing desk she was willing to upcycle
- Ready-made filing cabinets from Staples
- Ready-made Billy Bookcases from Ikea
Once I had these things in place, I built some framing around them to form the outsides of the main desk. I used 2x2s to create this framing. The filing cabinets became the base, quartz countertop was placed on top, and the Billy Bookcases went on top of that.
Johanne wanted a built-in look so I added some MDF panels to build-in the bookcases and added crown moulding so that it looked finished, professional, and super high end.
The whole thing was painted blue, and The Blue Boffice took shape!
The stand-out piece of the entire Boffice was the feature fronts of the filing cabinets! For more information on how I did these gorgeous babies, check out my world’s sexiest filing cabinets post.
Here’s the finished Blue Boffice in all its glory!
Here are some links you might find handy!
- Blue paint: Behr Marquee Living Stream
- Staples Filing Cabinets
- Ikea Billy Bookcases
- Ikea Billy Bookcase extension
- Framing 2x2s
- Impact Driver
- MDF panels for built-ins
- Crown Moulding
- Table Saw
- Nail Gun
- Caulk Gun
- Wood filler
- Gold decorative birds
- Gold & white globe
- Thinker statue
- Lady Justice Statue
- Polka Dot vases
- Pampas Grass arrangement
- Full video of The Blue Boffice being made
- Video of filing cabinet fronts being made
- Link to Filing Cabinet blog post