I spend a lot of time in my home office. When we moved into this, our first purchased home, I quickly commandeered the room that had built in bookshelves and cupboards for my office. I created a “secret” board on Pinterest title My Office and during the next year or so I gathered home office ideas I liked and stuck them in there. I really needed the room to be off the charts special… or maybe unique would be a better word. It had to be a place that was a joy for me to walk into and one that didn’t cost me a fortune to create.
Finally, in January 2016, I had a general idea of what I wanted and month after month I’d do a post on something I did to my room… replacing the floor, organizing, building the wall desk etc. My daughter Jennifer helped quite a bit with the decorating. I just took it slow and easy and the finishing touch was done in July 2017. So it was a year and a half in the making. But I ended up with exactly what a wanted. A fun, whimsical room that makes me smile every time I walk into it.
List of DIY Posts Used For the Makeover
How to Make Whimsical Paper Town Shelf Sitters for Pennies!
My New Self Made Wood Desk Organizer with Extras
Get Your Free Download for an Amazing 3D Dragon Craft
How to Make a Custom 10 Minute DIY Mouse Pad
Unique Light Fixtures You Can Make In Minutes On the Cheap
$2 Thrift Store Chairs to Gorgeous DIY Bench Seat
How to Build a Simple Large Surface Home Office Desk
Time Zones Whiteboard Calendar & Free Printable
Messy to Marvelous Closet Makeover for a Home Office
Plastic Drawers Makeover for Desk Organizing
How To Install Laminate Flooring
No-Sew Recovering With Upholstery Pins
Quick Folding Chair Makeover
Organize Office Supplies in Style with a Parts Chest
Make Your Own Large DIY Mouse Pad
World Globe Makeover
Unique & Simple Tissue Paper Flower Window Treatment Ideas
My Whimsical Home Office Ideas
*Items shown that I purchased are linked above the photos.
This is the room as it was. We painted it a light grey along with other rooms before moving in.
This is hanging on my door. Roy cut the wood for me and I used my Silhouette Machine for the text. I attached a business card holder.
First, some photos of the full room. Built in Desk DIY HERE. On the top shelf: Paper Town DIY
The globe was purchased at a thrift store and updated. World Globe DIY
My daughter Amy made this for me a few years back.
Another print we made ourselves. The flying pig I purchased is not in stock. They do have others though.
The photo is one I had printed large of my oldest son Charles. The bench are made from $2 chairs. Bench DIY Here – Large Flowers DIY Here.
Quote made using my Silhouette machine. Wood painted by my daughter Jennifer.3D Wall Dragons DIY. Many framed items were created on our computer. The globe was a gift.
I had the keys. We created, printed and framed the quote.
The lion is the Alliance Logo from game World of Warcraft which I play. We created it.
Another quote I chose and printed to frame.
Roll-up cat pencil holder. Holds my Primsa colored pencils. Used with book seen Color Me CALM, an adult coloring book. Baby dragon and Gnome House purchased at Hobby Lobby. Similar Dragon here. Door knocker was purchased years back online at an overseas store. I can’t find anyplace that even sells that style now.
Pink cube storage. I added dangles.
Remote Control Fan. Cat Post-it Holder. Sword Letter Opener. Drawer Unit DIY
Mouse Pad DIY (Long Mouse Pad DIY) 9 Button Gaming Mouse
Stand Roy built to raise my CPU up and also hold external drives etc.
Printer stand my dad made me. Clear Wall Pocket.
To the right of my desk, within reach, you’ll see a cord with a white box and a button. I purchase this type of cable so I can turn my desk light on and off easily. You’ll also see a 10 Port Power USB hub next to it.
I mounted this card reader where it was also handy. It comes with three USB ports also.
We installed the wood floor ourselves. Wood Floor DIY.
We made a cushion and covered it for the window seat. Oliver is very comfy. No-Sew Covered Window Seat (I’ve changed fabric since the original.)
My daughter Amy designed the quote. It can be purchased in a huge variety of formats at her Red Bubble shop. Dragon Fly Hook.
Clocks purchased at Walmart for $4.00 each. I made the signs underneath using wood and then my Silhouette machine for the words. Similar magnetic whiteboard.Black Fold-Up Chair DIY
This was well worth the wait! Thank you for showing us your wonderful office; I love how your personality shines and is so fun!
Your home office is delightful Thank you for sharing your ‘whimsical positivity’ in every post and project. You (& family) inspire!
Thanks so much Lauri. I really appreciate that. Glad you enjoyed the post!
Wow! What a gorgeous and inspirational office.
When I finally move into my Forever On This Planet Home
I shall use some of these ideas for my craft studio.
Know idea how long it will be, but believing it will happen.
Please don’t publish this bit Nancy, I have felt strongly for some
time that I would like to make you a small dragon for your home.
If that would be ok please let me know.
If you’d prefer I didn’t, that’s fine I shall continue to follow your blog,
send occasional e-mail cards and think well of you all.