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Friday, August 5, 2011

Cubicle Decorating…

As much as I wish I could spend every day at home painting, sewing, and crafting, unfortunately I have to spend 40 hours a week here:


So I figured I might as well “craft” a few things to make the scenery a little more enjoyable.

A while back I painted a bunch of picture frames white, but I needed some more color. It all started with this guy who I found in Tahoe a few weekends ago for $0.50. In his past life, he held a small potted plant.


Originally I was going to use him for the same purpose, but then I thought he would be perfect on my desk to hold all my pens, pencils, and scissors. A little bit of primer and paint later and he looks like this:


Next to him is the simplest idea for a white board. All it takes is a picture frame (which I painted white) and a piece of scrapbook paper. I hung it up in my cubicle and it’s a great place to write down notes or my “to do” list. And the whiteboard marker wipes right off the glass!



I also had this little 3 drawer box I found at Salvation Army a few months ago. It was “fill a huge bag for $20 day” so I probably paid like $0.50 for this too. This is all that fit in the bag (you can see the little box at the top with roses painted on the drawers):


I originally painted it white, green, and pink and hated it, so I was happy to simplify it with new paint. Now it holds push pins and paper clips!


The mail organizer next to it was also a goodwill find ($3.99) that just needed a fresh coat of white paint.
Lastly (for now) I spruced up my run-of-the-mill wooden inbox. I forgot to take a before picture since I was so excited to paint it, but now it looks like this:



And it sits right under my view of Capitol Avenue!

What do you do to make your work environment more enjoyable?

3 comments:

  1. Fabulous idea and now I feel inspired :) I'm going to work on mine next week, I've just decided LOL

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  2. Glad to see my old cube is being taken care of! I'll have to post pictures of my cube...My theme color is purple!

    Cheers-Melissa

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  3. You did an excellent job making your cubicle bright and cheery!

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