A DIY Office Makeover (Accessories & Mirror)

This isn’t going to be one of those before & afters that shames you into never displaying your office on the internet. I don’t have a pretty office. I still don’t, even after this DIY project. But I did want to attempt to add a little personality and color into my otherwise boring brick of a room. Um, that’s about it for prose.

Ikea office supplies ready for priming:

Look at me all excited to spray paint and not get high on fumes:

See the after(s) after the jump!

After priming & two coats of paint, here’s how the after turned out:

You thought I would stop at office supplies? You thought wrong.

Mirror before:

And after:

And for the final look on my beloved 70-inch melamine conference table that I call my desk:

Spray painting office organizers yellow

So…what do you think?

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  1. 03.14.2010 / 4:55 pm

    Looks good! Love the blue mirror.

  2. 03.15.2010 / 1:59 am

    Great ideas and so easy!! I definitely want to update a mirror like this! Very fun.

  3. Sherly
    03.15.2010 / 3:16 am

    I like it!

  4. Valerie H.
    03.15.2010 / 4:03 am

    LOVE the new plastic rug….LOL! I have an old mirror that I can (and will) do the same thing with. Great idea–looks so fresh. But you look too cute to paint!

  5. 03.15.2010 / 3:39 pm

    I’m jealous of your organized garage! I love the new look of the office supplies, too. 🙂

  6. 03.15.2010 / 6:08 pm

    Absolutely love this! Great idea!!

  7. 04.08.2010 / 3:58 am

    Oh cute idea…thanks for letting me know… :)I'll link up to your site too…ciao! oxox

  8. 04.08.2010 / 8:10 pm

    Love the pop of yellow!
    BTW, I love your leave a comment heart banner, I had to steal it!

  9. 11.12.2010 / 6:50 am

    Love your post.Looks so cool.Nice collection of accessories.I give a try to change my office look.Thank you for keeping nice collection on your site.

  10. dostoievskaia
    01.12.2011 / 11:49 am

    I'm being REALLY nosy and curious, I'm sorry, but seeing the office and all the diplomas on the wall just makes me wanna ask dozen of questions… what do you use the office for? and I'm not American but I do know to attend medical school you first have to go through some schooling – go to college (right?), and I'm dying to know what you were studying before starting med school. Am I trying to know too many things? :O 🙂

    • 01.12.2011 / 2:23 pm

      Hey there! Yes first we have to get a bachelor's degree in college (4 years). Then you go to 4 years of medical school (if you are accepted!) and there's loooooots of studying, as you can imagine, so I use it for studying primarily!

  11. Cecilia S.C
    05.06.2013 / 12:45 am

    Great work and ideas!Specially love this cute yellow!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. 09.01.2014 / 1:16 am

    Love the design but have to ask… where did you get the huge clock screensaver for your Mac display? I’ve been seeing it everywhere but can’t find where to get it.

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