These dog crates are the bane of my existance. Surely I can't be the only one who has a room that I'd like to look decent, but there's this big whonkin' crate (or in my case, two big crates) that just kills the space: You can't really put anything on top of them in an organized fashion, though ours of course become dumping grounds for stuff. You can't really use the wall space behind them for anything other than decorative stuff since the crates...
Add these pieces of flair to your desk and you just may begin to like your office space.
A stapler Milton would love.
A red staple remover to match, perhaps?
A phone the same color as the firetrucks.
And a red leather desk accessory set even Lumbergh would envy.
Ok confession time. I'm a massive stickler for organization. Like HUGE. Ask my husband; he's quite used to my rants and raves when our gift cards aren't alphabetized in their correct file folders, complete with the running total of amounts, dated in the mm/dd/yyyy format.
Sad, but true.
One thing that always seems to be a problem is keeping organized in my home office.
I am a cofounder of a design firm responsible for designing and developing really cool looking websites, logos, and more. At the moment, there are three people in this small 10’x12’ room and to make matters worse, there are 5 computers in here that turn it into a living hell because of the heat, but that’s a story for another day. We plan on moving into a office...
This is a simple and effective way to tart-up an inexpensive paper lampshade using office supplies.
Decorative paper clips (I found these circle paper clips at Target; 50 for $2.99.)
Small paper punch (Or anything pointy will do.)
Mark shade with pencil at uniform intervals. I spaced my markings 1 inch apart.
Punch holes at markings.
Slip paper clips into holes.
For another office supply alternative, how about...
These tireless manly-men will not only clean up your desk, they’ll also add a bit of style to it. Available through The Well Dressed Home, Chris Collicot’s cast resin "Pushing" and "Leaning" men bookends are ON SALE for $24.00 bucks a pair.
I've been collecting magazine and online clippings for many a year, just waiting for the day when I had a blank slate to decorate all my own. That day draws near, I'll be moving into a new artists loft this spring.
It will have brick on one wall, and the others will be drywall. It has grey concrete floors. I have a black TV console with a grey TV, a white IKEA dresser, and a black and white shelving unit. No real significant rugs or chairs...