15 Awesome Office Items that Will Make you Feel Like You're Headed Back to School

Brittni Mehlhoff

August is back to school month, which means pencil and binder shopping for the kiddos. But what about the adults? You can get in on the fun of back to school too, without having to step foot into a classroom. This list of awesome office supplies and accessories will have you inspired in no time. Your office is the new classroom  with the cool picks from this list.

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Before and After: A Trashed Roadside Find Becomes A Glam Deco Desk

Lexy Ward
before and after deco dresser
Photo: Goodwill Glam

Is the idea of a furniture makeover daunting to you? Do you live to DIY? Or would you rather just buy? Sometimes when I see a piece of furniture on a curb or at a thrift store, it looks like it's in too bad of shape to make it over, but this before and after is proof that a little elbow grease works! I especially love the deco design up top!      

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Make It: Do-It-Yourself Patterned Bulletin Boards

Lexy Ward
diy bulletin boards
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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Capree's Office Makeover: The Embarrassingly Bad and Completely Heinous 'Before'

Capree K

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!)        

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