Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Blog Office Makeover Plans

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Blog Office Makeover Plans

If you all can’t tell, I’m on a black, white and gold KICK. It is my fave color palette, and it’s so timeless to me. I’ve always been a fan of black and white. Now that we have our new dining table (review coming soon!) I really wanted to move my computer and blog stuff out of the dining room and into the 2nd spare bedroom. The bedroom has a ton of natural light, it’s small, and it’ll be perfect once I get done with it.

I put together a bit of an inspiration board to help me stay focused on my goal—a beautiful, productive, stunning space that fosters creativity and joy. As usual, lots of the things I like are IKEA hacks, but I’ll be near one in a few weeks, so I guess it all works out. YAY.

A chic black, white & gold office inspiration board. Check out more ideas and home inspiration at www.monicawantsit.com

Source: Amazing office, gorgeous vase, IKEA hack, and polka dot wall

I’ve already done a few DIY office projects to get a jump start. The first DIY project was using this AMAZING Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. It is magical, I use it on everything, and I simply cannot get enough.

From silver to gold in minutes using a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. Find other quick DIY projects at www.monicawantsit.com

I also took an old $75 Office Depot desk and did a gold faux bois treatment on it much like Jenny did for her laundry room table. That’s another DIY tutorial I need to write out…anyone else ever DO a lot of things and then not write about them? I really need to get a day planner and get organized.

Here are my other ideas for my blogging office:

  • A gallery wall with a mix of white and gold frames filled with photos of those I love and foil typography prints
  • A place to stage photos of my DIY projects/crafts
  • A gift wrapping station (because I am practical, ya know)
  • Plenty of lighting
  • Gorgeous window treatments (like these, maybe)
  • Organized & efficient storage (the IKEA Vittsjo shelves in that collage are calling my name—soooo beautiful!)
  • Luxe finishes of gold and acrylic

Confession time: most of you can tell I am totally frugal (or cheap, your call), but I’ve been lusting over these acrylic office pieces by Kate Spade since I first laid eyes on them in July.

Kate Spade acrylic office collection is gorgeous! Read about a cheaper version at www.monicawantsit.com

Source: stapler, pen cup, tape dispenser, letter tray

The set would cost me well over $150, so that is simply not going to happen. Lucky for all of us frugal folk, there is a cheaper option that with a little DIY elbow grease could look great, too.

So far I have the accent wall painted, a few desk accessories, and the desk completed. I also have the chandelier installed. I have a lot of work ahead of me, so stay tuned for my progress.

What projects are you working on right now in your home? Leave a comment or give me a shout out on Instagram.

6 comments:

  1. Definitely my favorites too, black/white/gold, I don't think it gets any better. Love that polka dot wall. Can't wait to see the desk. Sounds fabulous.

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    1. Thanks, Marty! I think I'll finally work on that desk tutorial now that I have some more free time. :)

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  2. Wow! This is beautiful. I look forward to seeing the desk. You are truly talented - I need to come to your blog often and learn from you!

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  3. I totally wish I had a whole room for myself to create such a great office! Love the colors you chose! I think they inspire happiness and inspiration!! I hope you post some before and after pictures! Can't wait to see them!

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  4. The Color palette is great! All the ideas sounds good, I'd also love to see the after pictures!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Blog Office Makeover Plans

If you all can’t tell, I’m on a black, white and gold KICK. It is my fave color palette, and it’s so timeless to me. I’ve always been a fan of black and white. Now that we have our new dining table (review coming soon!) I really wanted to move my computer and blog stuff out of the dining room and into the 2nd spare bedroom. The bedroom has a ton of natural light, it’s small, and it’ll be perfect once I get done with it.

I put together a bit of an inspiration board to help me stay focused on my goal—a beautiful, productive, stunning space that fosters creativity and joy. As usual, lots of the things I like are IKEA hacks, but I’ll be near one in a few weeks, so I guess it all works out. YAY.

A chic black, white & gold office inspiration board. Check out more ideas and home inspiration at www.monicawantsit.com

Source: Amazing office, gorgeous vase, IKEA hack, and polka dot wall

I’ve already done a few DIY office projects to get a jump start. The first DIY project was using this AMAZING Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. It is magical, I use it on everything, and I simply cannot get enough.

From silver to gold in minutes using a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen. Find other quick DIY projects at www.monicawantsit.com

I also took an old $75 Office Depot desk and did a gold faux bois treatment on it much like Jenny did for her laundry room table. That’s another DIY tutorial I need to write out…anyone else ever DO a lot of things and then not write about them? I really need to get a day planner and get organized.

Here are my other ideas for my blogging office:

  • A gallery wall with a mix of white and gold frames filled with photos of those I love and foil typography prints
  • A place to stage photos of my DIY projects/crafts
  • A gift wrapping station (because I am practical, ya know)
  • Plenty of lighting
  • Gorgeous window treatments (like these, maybe)
  • Organized & efficient storage (the IKEA Vittsjo shelves in that collage are calling my name—soooo beautiful!)
  • Luxe finishes of gold and acrylic

Confession time: most of you can tell I am totally frugal (or cheap, your call), but I’ve been lusting over these acrylic office pieces by Kate Spade since I first laid eyes on them in July.

Kate Spade acrylic office collection is gorgeous! Read about a cheaper version at www.monicawantsit.com

Source: stapler, pen cup, tape dispenser, letter tray

The set would cost me well over $150, so that is simply not going to happen. Lucky for all of us frugal folk, there is a cheaper option that with a little DIY elbow grease could look great, too.

So far I have the accent wall painted, a few desk accessories, and the desk completed. I also have the chandelier installed. I have a lot of work ahead of me, so stay tuned for my progress.

What projects are you working on right now in your home? Leave a comment or give me a shout out on Instagram.

6 comments :

  1. Definitely my favorites too, black/white/gold, I don't think it gets any better. Love that polka dot wall. Can't wait to see the desk. Sounds fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Marty! I think I'll finally work on that desk tutorial now that I have some more free time. :)

      Delete
  2. Wow! This is beautiful. I look forward to seeing the desk. You are truly talented - I need to come to your blog often and learn from you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I totally wish I had a whole room for myself to create such a great office! Love the colors you chose! I think they inspire happiness and inspiration!! I hope you post some before and after pictures! Can't wait to see them!

    ReplyDelete
  4. The Color palette is great! All the ideas sounds good, I'd also love to see the after pictures!

    ReplyDelete