The all beige office was driving me crazy. Also there was no ceiling light and this was frustrating because as soon as it was dark I couldn’t work on any projects in the office. I set out to bring in some brightness and color, with a combination of pattern and pops of color I think it really came together! I am so excited to work in here.
With the move I didn’t have a huge budget to make this office makeover happen, but by selling a few items and purchasing a couple key pieces it all came together. There is still space in the office and I think in the future I will add a sleeper sofa, now to find one that is stylish and doesn’t make it look like a dorm room.
Let’s break down the cost!
Vintage Storage Cart – Already had this item and I absolutely love it.
Desk – Craigslist $30 (bought before we moved but I will count it)
Ghost Chair – London Drugs $70 (on sale!)
Vintage Silver Lamp – Had this item previously.
Kate Spade Storage Boxes – Already had this item.
Black Desk Storage – Already had this item.
Metal White Paper Storage – Already had this item.
Clock – Winners $14
Pen Storage – Winners $6
Metal Storage – Winners $12
Knitted Pouf – Already had this item.
Patterned Rug – Walmart $100 (this was the biggest splurge)
Framed Map – Value Village $5
Floral Art – Craigslist $30
Dreamcatcher – Already had this from a fundraiser.
Silver Garbage – Salvation Army $1
Faux Sheepskin – Ikea $14
Knick Knacks – Had all of these little guys
Light Shade – Ikea $40
Cord for Light – Already had this and the bulb.
GRAND TOTAL: $322
Ok you may be thinking that $322 is not a frugal makeover! This is the total that was spent. Now keep in mind I sold some items to make this happen. I made around $200 selling a couple chairs, throw pillows, a mirror, and a few other small items. Now that brings the office makeover down to $122 which is definitely manageable.
I really think it is a great idea to sell items you no longer need in order to get something you really love. I knew I wanted to makeover the office, but little items add up so I sold a few things I no longer needed in order to make it happen!
It’s also a great idea to think outside the box when looking for décor. I was so happy to find the floral painting on Craigslist of all places. It was made by the sweetest old lady and I feel it was a steal at $30. Searching Craigslist, thrift stores or even consignment stores is a great way to find unique items or even higher end pieces at a huge discount.
Here are a few close ups of the new office, I hope you enjoy the makeover!