A Pretty Place to Work


Now that I am working part-time, my desk is in an "office" type setting along with the rest of my team rather than in a huge classroom, and my space is pretty dismal at the moment. I'd really like to freshen things up but I don't want to spend a lot of money and I have to use the standard issue hideous monster of a desk, so I've been throwing around some ideas on a design board.

I thought one way to dress up the desk might be to cover it with some fun patterned gift wrap and place a piece of plexi glass on top. I'm also thinking a large but inexpensive piece artwork, like this "Be your-self" print would make a big impact on a budget. Maybe I could splurge on a few cute (but still reasonable) accessories and eventually add a few smaller pieces of art into the mix. A few other things I'm considering are a peg board, some small DIY projects like a cute mouse pad or some DIY artwork, and possibly painting the desk (not sure if that's allowed or if it would even work on a metal desk.)

And I'm still not sure what to do about a desk chair, because right now I have a wonky hand-me-down behemoth that a colleague gave me (if I didn't take it it was going to the dumpster). Not only is it totally fug, it's also way too big for me and is pretty uncomfortable, so I'm going to keep an eye out for an inexpensive alternative (suggestions welcome!)

Gold Foil Dot Gift Wrap
Neon Nesting Boxes
Be your-self Print
Pink Stapler
DIY Mouse Pad
KVISSLE Letter Tray
Hustle Gold Foil Print
Heart Print (DIY?)
Mint Floral Gift Wrap
Abstract Artwork
Gold Table Lamp
Gold Notebook


  1. Staples actually has some really cute chairs for fairly reasonable prices! They have white and also some bright colors.

    1. Thanks for the tip - I'll have to check them out!

  2. We have two of the "Office Star Mid-Back Eco Leather Chair"s in white from Overstock and love them. They are super comfy and do clean up easily. We have had them for abt a year and they still look new :)
    I love all your hot pink accessories!!! Girl it up!

    1. Thanks for the recommendation!!! And yes, I love pink!

  3. 2 great DIY ideas (one of which is in my office) #1 - Spray painting a metal baking sheet (cookie sheet, round pan) with chalkboard paint --- doubles as magnetic board and chalkboard. You can buy the pans at the Dollar Tree and I have the paint if you want it! #2 - covering cork board with pretty fabric. Happy Back to School!



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