How To: Stationery & Office Supply Makeover

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 02, 2015
DIY stationery makeover
Photo: Something Peach

It's the new year! That means it's time for new office supplies. (That's MY rule!) Save a few bucks by updating the stationery you have rather than buy all new stuff.  This quick makeover will help you stick with your resolutions in the office!      

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Print It: Printable Minimalistic Goal Sheets For The New Year

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 26, 2014
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Photo: The Plumed Nest

I'm a list maker. However, I make those lists all over my house with little post-it notes everywhere. I'm aiming to be a bit more goal-oriented and organized in the new year, and I'm thinking these printable goal sheets will help us all on our way!      

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Make It: Do-It-Yourself Patterned Bulletin Boards

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 26, 2014
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Photo: Christina Williams

If your home is seriously lacking in the bulletin board area, have a seat next to me. I don't LOVE the look of cork board so I don't really have it in my house much. This leads to lots of paper goods and other inspiration being strewn atop my desk. I'm sure things could be a bit more organized with this simple tutorial for patterned bulletin boards!      

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How To Make Quirky Animal Pushpins For Your Office

By: Lexy.b.ward May 14, 2014

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A few years ago, I purchased from white porcelain animal pushpins for my office. To date, they're my favorite piece of mini decor in that room. One recently broke, so I was elated when I came upon this tutorial to create your own!    

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Make It: Fabric Lid Boxes To Dress Up Your Office Storage

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 23, 2014

Who says storage has to be ugly? These plain boxes got a glam makeover and are a sight to see when storing papers and other odds and ends in the office!      

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Before and After: An Office-Turned-Guestroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 08, 2013

When you're tight on space, sometimes the room you do have needs to pull double duty, like in the case of this office-turned-guestroom!     Continue Reading

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Makeover Tour: A Dull Basement to Bright and Cheery Home Studio

By: Capreek Feb 11, 2013

created at: 02/11/2013

We're excited to share an exclusive makeover with you today! You may remember Alexandra Hedin and her fresh and colorful style from her week of inspiring guest posts last spring. Since then, she's been busy giving her basement laundry room a bright, cheery, and oh-so-functional makeover. Read on to check out the new space and get some behind-the-scenes details!     Continue Reading

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Capree's Office Makeover, Part 4: The BIG REVEAL!

By: Capreek Jan 30, 2013

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I've been teasing you all month long and the time has finally come for my big office makeover reveal! Are you ready for this?!? I sure hope so.    Continue Reading

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Capree's Office Makeover, Part 3: The DIY Neon Desk Makeover

By: Capreek Jan 29, 2013

created at: 01/22/2013

Last week, I shared some of the inspiring spaces, colors, and artwork behind our office makeover, as well as the paint colors we decided on. You may even remember talk of some neon pink desk legs being thrown into the mix. Well, I wasn't lying!       Continue Reading

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Hanging Office Organizer

By: Capreek Jan 28, 2013

created at: 01/28/2013

I love this creative DIY solution for keeping small office and craft supplies available and within reach! It's especially useful for small spaces or work surfaces, don't you think?     Continue Reading

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Capree's Office Makeover, Part 2: The Quirky and Colorful Inspiration!

By: Capreek Jan 18, 2013

created at: 01/17/2013

Oh hey, remember this? My super gross office? Yeah, that bad boy is getting a makeover no matter which way you look at it. Since I'm a visual person and a planner, inspiration boards are a must! Check out my color choices and product picks -- and the spaces and artwork that inspired them -- below!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Embellished Wood Pencil Block

By: Capreek Jan 17, 2013

created at: 01/17/2013

It's easy enough to drill a few holes into a chunk of wood and call it a pencil holder or office organizer. But it's what you do after that that really sets your DIY project apart, which is why I love this embellished pencil holder by Kate Pruitt!     Continue Reading

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Capree's Office Makeover: The Embarrassingly Bad and Completely Heinous 'Before'

By: Capreek Jan 10, 2013

created at: 01/10/2013

Oh, that's right. I'm bringing out the big descriptive guns on this one, y'all. HEINOUS: it's the only word to describe the state of my home office, pre-makeover. The utter chaos is soul-crushing to look at; can you imagine working -- and attempting to be productive -- in that environment? No. You can't. Because it's impossible.

Obviously, something had to give and quickly. So, this last fall, my husband and I rolled up our sleeves and decided to finally do something about this mess. What you see above and below is the 'before' -- on a good day. Please don't judge... too harshly. (You can judge a little bit, I mean c'mon!)        Continue Reading

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Roundup: 15 DIY Office Storage and Organization Ideas

By: Capreek Jan 07, 2013

created at: 01/07/2013

Raise your hand if your home office or workspace could use some help in the storage and organization departments! That's everyone, right? Check out these 15 clever DIY ideas that are sure to make your space more functional -- and boost your productivity!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Fresh and Functional Office Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 30, 2012

created at: 07/30/2012
We're getting started on an office makeover of our own (our first of many IKEA trips kicked off this last weekend), so I'm on the prowl for some office inspiration. I love the functionality of this makeover as well as the his and hers desks -- check it out!    Continue Reading
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Before & After: A Fresh and Functional Craft Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2012

created at: 04/02/2012

After last week's roundup of craft room storage and organization ideas, I had to share this brilliant craft room makeover: it's full of (even more) clever takeaways and inspiration!   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Ways to Decorate with Washi Tape!

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2012

created at: 03/30/2012

Ahh, washi tape.  The craft-o-sphere's wunderkind!  This seemingly all-purpose material can be found gracing the surfaces of everything from Easter eggs to vases and now... walls!  Check out a few of our favorite unexpected decorative uses for this craft supply miracle!   Continue Reading

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Sophisticated Office Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 19, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

Katelyn's future office space was brilliance just waiting to happen. In the right hands, of course. As evidenced from the 'after' that's exactly where it found itself. The sea-spray blue and Continue Reading

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Roundup: 9 Creative Ways to Tame Mail & Bill Paying Clutter

By: Diy maven Mar 06, 2012

created at: 03/06/2012Although paper mail certainly has dwindled with e-mail, online bill pay, and digital magazine subscriptions, it still has a way of piling up. (BTW, does anything look good in a pile? I mean, just the word: pile. Ick.)  Here are some creative DIY projects that will finally tame the mail beast and put the pile where it belongs--out of existence.

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Custom-Shaped Paperclips!

By: Capreek Jan 26, 2012

created at: 01/26/2012

It's office month, as you know, and what's more office-y than paperclips??  (A stapler, probably...) We realize you can buy paperclips in bulk, but wouldn't it be cooler to have your own custom paperclips to attach to greeting cards, gift toppers, or those pesky TPS reports*?   Continue Reading

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