August 22, 2013

Life Lately: Office Details

 (The beginning of a hand-painted monogram for one of my walls)

My work office is tiny, and when I took my first look at it I knew that I wanted it to feel cozy and inviting - but also be organized and functional. I've been known to lose sight of functional for fear that it wouldn't be cute. Over the years of setting up many dorm rooms and organizing my home and previous work office, I like to think I've perfected the "functional-meets-fun" set-up. Here are a few photos of my office and some DIYs I did to give it some personality!

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(I picked up these containers last year in the dollar section at Target. And for my office, I like consistency when it comes to picture frames - all black.)

(A cute sign I made for my door - all supplies purchased at Wal-Mart!)

(I repurposed my old Lilly agenda pages into this cute banner for my bulletin board.)

(Finally decided on these two designs for my blank canvases. I forgot how therapeutic painting can be!)

(I also made two smaller banners for the door and trimmed the windows with polka dot grosgrain ribbon.)

(My hand-painted monograms that are now hanging on either side of my grad school diploma.)

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Sometimes you just have to make time for things you enjoy - like an entire weekend of crafting! :) Keep up with what I'm up to on instagram!

11 comments:

charmingcitystyle said...

You have been in the office for like 2 weeks and it looks WORLDS better then the one I've been in for 2 years! I love how you re-purposed the agenda pages to make that cute banner. Such a creative idea. Hope the new job is going well!
XO
Katie

Cat - On the Wall said...

You're going to have the cutest office of all time. Love the Delta Pi that's hiding in there too :)

Carroll said...

Your office is so adorable! I think it is so important to have a workspace where you feel comfortable and happy. Looks like your office certainly fits the bill! Happy Thursday! :)

The Mayor said...

So cute! You have inspired me to redo mine now!!!

shellchicd.com said...

I love this! Your prints are the absolute cutest! So want to attempt making some now :)

Bevin Valentine said...

I'm obsessed with bunting--your homemade ones (and your painting!) are adorable!

Bevin
www.magnoliareverie.com

Arielle said...

this is so cute! love love love them!

The Now said...

Oh my goodness, look at you!!!! You are so artistic. I love your monogram paintings. Your office is so bright and cheerful! It makes mine look like the dungeon of doom. What does that mean?? xoxoox

Sam (Savvy City Chic) said...

So cute! I wish I was crafty enough to do things like that.

Dotty May said...

I love the banners :) the color is so fun and cheerful!
XXX,
Dotty
whimsicalramblingsdaydreams.blogspot.com

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I was very impressed with all these craft I saw on Instagram...I want to see a far away shot of everything!