Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Home Office Makeover & Giveaway!

Hello friends. It's a big day at Home Coming because we have my Home Office reveal to share with you, plus a great giveaway with Staples. Woo hoo!

If you haven't been able to tell from my Pinterest activity, I've been obsessed with finding a way to get a home office into our little home. I work full time and like to work from home from time-to-time, but have a hard time finding a space to really concentrate and get my work done.

So when Staples reached out and asked if I'd like to work together for a Home Office Makeover, you know I jumped at the chance!

Home Office Makeover with Staples

To give you a vision of what our "Home Office" looked like before, check this out.

Home Office Before & After

Terrible, right? When we leave for work each day, our pretty pups get locked up in the "office" so they don't chew on everything in sight, so our office very quickly turned into a dog room + storage room.

Imagine Justin or I climbing over the dog fence, pulling out the folding chair and turning on our old desktop computer. Note: This happened only twice before we were over it. There was no fighting with that, so storage room + dog room it is.

But then came Staples, and the motivation to put together a space for me to work (and blog!) in.  It was just the kick in the butt that I needed!

Home Office Makeover with Staples copy

Our first step? Find a space that will allow the flexibility to be a home office, without losing any of our "storage" space.

We decided to move the Home Office over into our Guest Bedroom. This guest bedroom is a long rectangle, so there's plenty of space at the end of the room for an Office, without taking away from any of our guests' space.

Then, with the help of Staples and a few DIY projects, we turned the room into what it is today.

Home Office Close Up
Black and White Home Office Makeover
Black and White Magazine Storage

Now let's give an breakdown of everything that went into this makeover.

I knew I wanted some color brought into the Black and White space, so I brought in pops of Hot Pink throughout with Poppin products.

Staples Home Office Makeover Details

Along with a beautiful look, I also needed the space to have a ton of storage for me to optimize the space that my little home has. For all these storage solutions, we used:

Office Makeover Details

Then, for some added peices of design & organization, I included:
  • White Office Desk (this is our old one, but painted white!)
  • DIY Striped Bulletin Boards
  • Inspirational Quotes 
  • Plants
  • A cozy blanket
Black and White Home Office

And my favorite part of the whole room? THAT CHAIR!

Home Office Wide

In one weekend, we turned this odd (and if we're honest, ugly) corner of our Guest Bedroom and transformed it into a fully-functional office that really brightened the space up. Here's what that corner of the room looked like before:

Guest Bedroom Bookshelf Before

Here's what the rest of our Guest Bedroom looks like. I'll likely work to bring through a little bit of the pink on this side of the room as well, so it feels more cohesive. What do you think?

Ikea Guest Bedroom Update Collage

Over the next few days, I'll be sharing all of the behind-the-scenes room transformation and DIY projects that put together this room, so be sure to come back and check it all out!

But now onto the best part of my post - a giveaway.

Staples has kindly offered a giveaway for one of you! One lucky winner will get to choose a chair, desk or filing cabinet valued at up to $100!

To inspire you, here are some of my favorites. Honestly, I had a really hard time choosing my office chair, because there were so many to choose from. I had NO idea that Staples had so much trendy office furniture.  But don't take my word for it! Note: a lot of the stylish chairs that I gravitated towards are under the "dining room chair" section. 

Staples Office Furniture Giveaway
Staples $100 Giveaway
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The contest runs from Today to next Tuesday, May 6th at Midnight CST. The giveaway is for one chair, desk or file cabinet from Staples valued up to $100.  Please follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected. Available for the US only.

Good luck everyone! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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63 comments:

  1. I would get the Eames-esque chair that you picked (Modway Paris). LOVE. Someday I hope to replace my normal wood dining chairs with a set of those! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Wow, your new office looks great and I Love all of the pretty storage solutions! Pinned :)

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  3. The office space looks great! I love the "get it girl" notebook :)

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  4. It looks amazing! I bet you don't have any problems getting work done now. :)

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  5. Ah! This is totally my jam right here. Love it all, but those painted storage boxes are maybe my favorite detail. I think I would pick the ghost chair if I won. :)

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  6. I love the black and white office! The pops of color are great! I think I would get a parsons chair for my office... but it would be hard to decide!

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  7. I would get a ghost chair!! You did a great job on your office.

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  8. What a beautiful makeover! It's so girly and inspiring and just fun! From Staples...I'd hafta tap into their Martha Stewart line some way or other. And I agree, that chair is my favorite!

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  9. I like the Whalen Rolling Storage Organizer
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  10. I think a new chair would be fabulous!

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  11. We need new chairs and yours is fabulous!

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  12. We need new chairs and yours is fabulous!

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  13. the molded plastic dining chair is so modern! look at staples go! btw, love your bright white walls and black and white patterns.

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  14. WOW! this turned out amazing! I love an office that's base is white. I always feel better creating in it. It feels so modern and fresh. Great post!

    Kristy @ 3 Peppers Recipes - Crafts, Cooking & Color

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  15. That chair! I would totally go for that same molded chair. I'm working on plans for a complete overhaul of our office space too.

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  16. I would get the modway stencil dining chair!

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  17. I would love a desk so where in my house, but we don't really have the space yet. I think I would still get one and set it up in the basement until we move and I get an office! :)

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  18. Your workspace looks great. Love the Eames style chair and all the black and white.

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  19. I'd get the South Shore™ Metro Desk in Chocolate

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  20. I'd get a filing cabinet or desk!

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  21. I would love to get the Staples Turcotte Luxura High Back

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  22. Great office update! I'm in the very baby stages of updating our office... so much work. I'd totally get a new chair, too!

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  23. Yesss, LOVE your black and white color scheme! Our work spaces look pretty similar actually ;)
    I'd get filing cabinets! Been needing some forever!

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  24. I am in need of a new desk and a file cabinet!! Just moved into a new home and I am could a new desk because the one we have is all scratched up and a file cabinet would come in handy for all of our paperwork. :) My email is perezashley60@hotmail.com. I would love to win:D THanks!

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  25. I would get either the chair or a new desk.

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  26. I would get a small size office chair, because normal office chairs don't fit my small frame!

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  27. I just saw one of these chairs (the first one) at a restaurant this past weekend. I fell in love with it. Great redesign of the office, btw! Love it!

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  28. I like the magazine holders. I would choose the ghost chair. I've been wanting one forever and I just sold the stool I've been using as a desk chair. Perfect timing to win a new one.

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  29. Your office looks like a fun place to work. Any one of those chairs would be awesome! Thanks!

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  30. I would love the Baxton Studio Azzo Molded white chair!

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  31. I want the solid clear chair.mi love that it's functions but doesn't look like bulk in the room

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  32. This transformation is just wonderful! I threw out our big bulky desk and tattered bulletin boards. We never actually had a desk chair. I just want to start over from the beginning! I miss having a station to work, but sometimes you just have to do what you have to do to lighten up the room.

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  33. Oh, I would get that chair, for sure!! Love it!

    lisatrav@sbcglobal.net

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  34. Amazing transformation!! I'm partial to the Modway chair...oh so nice,

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  35. I love the ghost chairs! I would definitely get one of those!!

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  36. I think a file cabinet!

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  37. I love how your office has come together! It's so pretty! I also think it is so smart that you reworked your spaces to make it functional for you (and your dogs!)!

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  38. The makeover looks great!! I'd get a chair if I won! It's much needed lol
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Joey J.

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  39. I love how everything looks. If I win, I would get a desk to update my area.

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  40. Love the organization! And it's pretty - I bet it makes going to work a pleasure!

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  41. I would definitely get a new office chair.

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  42. A new desk chair -- we're building a new house and the old black just won't do!!

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  43. The South Shore™ Metro Desk, Black

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  44. I would get a new desk or rolling chair

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  45. I'd get the Staples® Easy2Go Student Desk, Resort Cherry

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  46. I like the TMS Engineered Wood L-Shaped Wrap Computer Desks. I have a tempered glass top on my current desk. It attaches to the frame with suction cups which my boys have taken out. Plus, I am always afraid they are going to break the glass somehow. I want a new desk!!

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  47. I would either get the same molded plastic chair or the ghost chair. Beautiful office space. I live in MN, too.

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  48. Kayla your office space turned out great! I'm in need of a kick in the butt in this department too, so hopefully I win and it will get me going! Love it!
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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  49. The southshore metro desk we really need a desk

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  50. Love what you did with the room - it looks so fresh and clean and open now!

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  51. We could use a new desk chair. The one we have is too big and doesnt match our desk at all.

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  52. I desperately need a good comfortable office chair. I often sit on a tiny square box bench with no back support. That's what I would shop for. Thanks for the chance to win. Your office looks wonderful!

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  53. Your office looks so great! I need to get some organizing stuff from staples

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  54. Looks great! I've been looking for an inexpensive chair like that. Thanks for the tip!

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  55. Great transformation! I love black and white...it looks so clean. I would probably get some magazine storage from Staples. Would love if you shared this on Merry Monday linky party.

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  56. Hi there! I absolutely LOVE your makeover! Everything about it is absolutely fantastic. I've featured this post in my Home Office Makeovers Round-Up - check it out here: http://www.dwellbeautiful.com/home-office-makeovers-round/ Thank you! :)

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