My coworker recently showed me this Marie Claire post on their extreme cubicle makeover. My little DIY heart obviously couldn't contain it's excitement and had to do my own version. Here's a before shot of my already tidied desk. I'm too embarrassed to even show you what it normally looks like with it's mounds and mounds of paper.
Here's the after!
I used this Kate Spade wrapping paper to "wallpaper" my walls which actually proved to be quite difficult. I ended up having to buy foam core at the dollar store, cut those to size and wrap the paper around that before taping it up. But then I ran into the problem of not being able to put my magnets up, and so for one panel, I used bristol board instead of foam core. I like how this still feels "neutral" and not a stark contrast compared to my neighbouring cubicles.
Here are some more details:
Bits and bobs: I had so many random little bits lying around, a glue stick, a nail polish, a lip balm, etc. I found this amazing gold bowl at CB2 to fit it all in. I'm planning on picking up a second one to go on my bar cart at home!
Gold clips: My DIY motto? When in doubt, spray paint it gold. I took all the mismatched clips and spray painted it gold to give it a uniform feel and it matched my gold wall paper.
Mason Jars and a tray: Some health person out there is probably going to poo poo this idea of sticking your vitamins and supplements in mason jars but I couldn't stand how ugly and mismatched the packaging was! I only had two kinds of supplements I was taking and they looked so different I didn't need any reminders of what they are. But if I had more, I would probably buy these cute Martha Stewart chalk labels to stick on and write what they were and when they expired.
Gold pins: Since I taped up the foam core, my magnets weren't going to work anymore. Thankfully I had these lovely Kate Spade gold bow pins gifted from a friend for Christmas.
Gold rimmed planter: Lastly I used a bit of gold paint to line the edge of my planter just to give it something special.
Here's my cost breakdown of my cubicle makeover
Kate Spade Gift Wrap- Gold Dots (2 rolls): $24
CB2 Gold Pinch Bowl: $6
Poppin Signature Pens: $12
Poppin Pen Cup: $ 6
Poppin tray: $9
Poppin stackable inboxes: $24
Vintage glass: $5
$90 to make a place where I spend 40 hours a week feel more cheerful? Totally worth it.