WOOHOO! My office is finally ready to be revealed!
A couple of months ago I did this post on the wall colour of my home office. This was the start of the makeover and now, I present to you the final assembly and decor of my new office! The major change of this room was the newly painted walls so if you have a couple more minutes, go back to that post and check it out first!
Let’s start with the Ikea Alex Drawer units which I added gold diagonal stripes to the front of the drawers. Similar to when I did the walls, I just used painters tape and super gold spray paint (which by the way is the best gold paint ever! When I first bought it I had this urge to spray paint anything I could put my hands on – you will see from a few things in this very post). So easy!
Of course this isn’t what my desk usually looks like when I’m working. Usually there’s papers, sketchbooks, coffee mugs and other bits and bobs strewn all over. I try and keep it as neat and organized as I can. At the end of the day, I tidy it up ready to be messed again the next day! Can’t go anywhere without my Lilac Kikki.K Leather Planner. All my printable planners I’ve designed is in there including my Daily Planner, Blog Schedule and Budget Planner printables. I am SO ready for 2015!
The desk organizer in Shagreen is from Martha Stewart and matches my walls perfectly. I keep all my notepads, sticker books, post-it notes and planner pads in there. The pen holder is actually a used up Bath and Body works candle I cleaned up and added gold leaf stripes to (DIY project of this coming soon!).
A have a few of my favourite books and magazines sits beside me. These books inspire me the most and I like to flick through them every once in a while when my head gets overwhelmed by ideas. My top faves are Happy Handmade Home by the ladies at A Beautiful Mess, and Home by Beci Orpin (Beci’s got a new craft book called Make & Do which I am dying to get my hands on!).
You can probably see the ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots better with this ‘after’ photo. I removed those wooden venetian blinds and replaced it with a nice white roller blind and a sheer curtain. This has definitely brought more light into the room especially with the new white trims.
I plan on putting up a couple more pictures on the walls though I haven’t got around to going through my millions of photos and printing them out yet. Putting pictures up is actually tricky business! And yes, I did spray paint those frames.
My favourite part of my office at the moment are those honeycomb shelves! They’re just so beautiful and I am really into geometric shapes at the moment (do you like my collection of Pop! Vinyl characters? I actually have more but they all couldn’t fit in here. My favourite is The Iron Giant). Again, those toy dinosaurs were also spray painted!
This is what you see behind me. I painted the backboard of the Ikea Billy Bookcase yellow for a pop of colour. Styling book shelves is a new thing for me and I am still learning from it. I put inspirational items on the floating wall shelf like a gold ‘M’ (yep! Spray painted), quote prints, candles and fragrances. The Magazine rack is used to organize various paperwork like bills, tax receipts, for filing, to do etc.
Those 3 boxes I painted and wrapped. They were originally brown cardboard boxes (DIY craft project of this coming soon too!).
I will most likely change up a lot of the things on these book shelves. I work in the publishing industry so a lot of the shelves hold magazines and books that are related to my work. But I do have a lot of fun items on there too!
And that’s about it! Loving my new room, and still have a few DIY craft projects to add (like gold leafing my desk lamp… doable right?). Stay tuned…