Office Makeover + DIY Storage Boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesHappy Monday all! Today is a fun day because I finally get to reveal what I’ve been working on over here for the last month… my office makeover! If you’ve been a reader for a while, you might remember the office makeover I did last year. Almost immediately after hitting publish on that post, that space become one giant hot mess. I mean stuff was so all over the place that I sometimes found it hard to walk to my chair in the morning. Yikes.

After really evaluating what was happening, it came down to the fact that nothing had a designated place. Because I didn’t have storage for any of my craft supplies, I ended up just putting them wherever there was room (aka stuffed in the closet), which as you can image, is not a great system for staying organized.

So, I teamed up with Snapfish to get my office into shape! Not only are the steps I took totally diy-able, but they’re affordable and super easy. Let’s get to it:

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesFor smaller and frequently used items, like scissors and paint brushes, I used mason jars and a simple shelf from Ikea. This way, everything is in eye sight and easily grab-able.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesRemember that mousepad?! If not, you can grab the diy right here.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesTo make the room feel larger, I swapped out the partially painted wall for floral wallpaper. Another way I organized my space was by making these colorful storage boxes. The DIY is easy peasy: 

Time: 15 minutes + dry time
Materials: bamboo boxes, matte spray paint, Snapfish 4×4 prints, clips

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesFirst start by taking photos of the items you want to keep in your boxes. Try to gather your items into similar groups. For example, in my tape box I have everything from masking to washi. You can print your photos from Snapfish and they’ll mail them right to your door!

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesCustomize your boxes with a touch of spray paint. It’s best to paint the boxes before you assemble them (if you’re getting them from Ikea). I gave mine two coats of matte paint.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesOnce dry, clip your photo into place, fill with supplies and display on your shelf! The clips are great in case you ever want to swap out what’s inside the box. You could also use decoupage if you wanted a more permanent solution.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesIn addition to jars, nesting bowls are also a great way to bring in color and texture while displaying your supplies. I fell in love with these colorful ones from Local + Lejos.

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesAnother helpful thing that I did was swap out the desk that was in my office for the one I had in my garage. The additional shelving on the side helps me keep the desktop free of clutter.

The diy blanket ladder on the right is perfect for storing and displaying my fabric. Don’t forget to make yourself a washi tape holder while you have the dowels and copper pipes out!

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesA tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxes

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxesAnd of course what would my office be without a mini piñata?! So that’s the new space! What do you think?! Do you have any must-share tips for staying organized?

A tour of @thecraftedlife's home office + diy storage boxes

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