My husband, like my children, is not the tidiest person in the world.
So I’m not entirely sure why I agreed to help him give his work office a little makeover. I’m sure by now his beautiful new chevron rug is covered in stacks of papers and his new wooden desk has 2 dozen half empty coffee mugs.
The desk, bookcase, lamp and rug came from World Market. Everything was on sale, and I had a 15% off coupon (of course), so it was all very reasonable.
I painted his existing white board black (it was a cheap looking laminate).
And added “Go Pack” above (he’s a NC State fan). I really wanted to find some giant vintage letters like these below.
I found these amazing letters at an antique store in Greensboro, NC. But at $25-$75 a letter it was WAY over my budget. I was disappointed after not finding anything I could afford, but didn’t want to give up on the idea. While shopping at SuzAnna’s here in Raleigh I found these plastic letters that you find for sale at every antique/vintage store. And at $0.50 a letter I could actually afford it!
I ended up using command hooks. I bought 2 packs of the command strips (just the sticky back part, not the plastic hooks) and just taped it onto the letters so you won’t see the tape through the other side. I love it.
And hands down my favourite thing in his office are these retro chairs I found on Overstock for under $200 for the pair.
There are lots of things I would have loved to have changed in this office. But I had a strict budget and only a couple of kid free hours to do it. But overall I think it was all worth it, and way better than that before.