So last month for my Better Homes and Gardens sponsored post we gave my brother and his wife’s living room a makeover…
This month I am still between houses and have zero rooms that are ready for decor or organization…running water and locks on the doors trumps decor, every time. So I batted my eyelashes at Eric and Kelsey and asked them if they would let me use their house again. And they said yes, since they are under the impression that I’m doing them a favor, when really it’s the other way around. Suckers.
So this months theme is “small spaces”, and they chose to do the office.
Their office is truly a small space, it’s about a 6X8 room right off the living and dining room area. It’s very hard to photograph…thank goodness there is a window. Here is a panoramic so you can kinda get a feel for it.
I think an office area this size is a great idea. Anything bigger is wasted square footage, but anything smaller and more out in the open (like a desk built into the kitchen area) basically becomes a catch-all. (Unless you are a super organized type A person, which I know I’m not and neither is my brother.)
Anyway, here is their quick and easy office makeover. It truly is quick and easy…the whole thing is completed in one afternoon. I feel like most of my rooms I’m like “Hey, look at this room I finally completed! It only took two years and approximately eight hundred man hours! Aren’t you inspired?” And it’s like “Ummm, no. Ain’t nobody got time for that.”
So here is what it looks like now…
They mostly used what they had and added some organization and decor. The shelves are stained pine 1X6 and brackets with some added books and pretties. To the left are some simple wire baskets for incoming and outgoing mail, and to the right is a magnet board for displaying notes and bills (because everyone knows that bills make the BEST decor).
Underneath are three galvanized bins for all the non-pretty paperwork and checkbooks and whatnot.
And that’s the tour! Isn’t it amazing what a few hours (and a deadline) can accomplish?
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*This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. All opinions are 100% my own.