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In a bid to create some more space in the attic Mrs-MaFt had this crazy mental idea to convert a cupboard on the landing into a computer area. I had this crazy mental idea to agree and actually pull it off!

First task was to get everything out of there – a set of drawers and a bunch of coats and other random crap. I did find my Voice Of The Mysterons badge though! And once that was done I got measuring – ya know, to make sure it was feasible and so that I didn’t have any nasty surprises later on…

Phase 1.5 was to drill a few holes and stick some cables in fr the power. Phase 2 was to stick up a load of brackets for the shelves to sit on:

Just look at the lovely aqua coloured walls…

To cut the shelves I hired a magical saw that cut them itself without any kind of human intervention. As you can see from the photo below, I’m not telling porkies – you can clearly see that there are no hands assisting the saw.

The magical ‘self-cutting’ saw.

With the drawers cut to size and their perfect fit(!) confirmed I went about painting over the garish aqua with a nice, plain white.

White wash!

The next step was obviously to fit the shelves and then get those painted too. For the keyboard tray I just robbed the rollers from my old computer desk and used those – no point reinventing the wheel eh?

Shelves in place…

…and painted in matching white.

It was then time to move in. All was going well until I tried to put the monitor in… Erm… My measuring clearly wasn’t up to scratch as it didn’t fit… Neither did the 15inch monitor I swapped it for with Nephew-J… Damn, I’m going to have to buy a nice 19″ Widescren TFT monitor. What a shame that will be 😀 For the meantime I’m using TightVNC to control my PC via the laptop. Works well too!

Anyway, here it is in all it’s glory (sans monitor):