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!
To give you a vision of what our "Home Office" looked like before, check this out.
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!
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.
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.
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:
- Martha Stewart Wall Manager Inbox
- DIY Painted Storage Boxes
- File Cabinet
- White Magazine Holder
- DIY Striped Magazine Holder
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
- A cozy blanket
And my favorite part of the whole room? THAT CHAIR!
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:
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?
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.
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!
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