Today is the day of the home office makeover reveal, showing the complete room, a recap of the tips and ideas, as well as the final budget.
This is it! My home office makeover reveal happens today along with all the other amazing makeovers from the participants in the $100 Room Makeover Challenge.
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Home Office Makeover Reveal
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This makeover was all about organization. It's not as dramatic as some of the other fabulous makeovers, but I can't begin to tell you just how nice it is to have my workspace, which I spend more than 40 hours a week in, become a beautiful, organized, and efficient place to run my business.
- Declutter by removing those items which you don't need or don't belong in this space.
- Organize like items and making those which you use frequently more accessible and those that you don't pack away.
- Measure everything so you know what you are working with.
- Add Value by playing to your senses, which will, in turn, uplift your spirit and make you more creative and productive.
- Save money by shopping your home (or maybe your mom's) and re-purpose items with everyday paper and paint for a more cohesive look.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to create a welcoming space to work in. As you will see below, I refrained from buying any more plants and came in under budget. I suspect many people could spend even less money to organize and refresh their space.
Final Cost Breakdown
4 fabric boxes from Dollar Tree .........................5.30
file box and shelves from Amazon....................32.48
4 large storage bins from Home Depot...........28.28
4 wooden dowels from Home Depot...............6.76
plastic pipe and caps from Ace Hardware.......13.50
Cyclamen plant from Trader Joes........................4.99
Your space looks amazing. I would love to be as organized as you. Congrats on such a great job!!
Leigh at Little by Little Farmhouse
I love all of the organization! I could definitely be creative in this home office of yours. Great job!
Fabulous job, Patti! An organization effort is such a beast and is often more work than all of the aesthetics of a room. You've managed to make it pretty and functional - that is quite the feat! I love your chalkboard labels and ribbon storage! Great job!
Thanks Kim. It was a fun and worthwhile challenge.
Lots of work went into this space, but it paid off. Congratulations!
Way to go! It’s so organized now! I’m sure it’s such a joy to be working in your new space!
Personally, I love a good organizational makeover! They are the best. Congrats on finishing and for staying under budget.
Its amazing how much better you feel when your workspace is organized! Excellent job! Now come do mine!!!! Lol
I bet this space works so much better for you now that you have it organized and purged! I am all for an organized work space, great job!
The fact that you were able to bring in so many organizational pieces under $100 is amazing - that stuff gets expensive quick! It's a beautiful space to work from each day!
You are so organized and have a place for everything! I'm so envious of this space you have to create! Great job, Patti!
Thanks Colleen. It so needed to be done. I had so much fun watching everyone's makeovers. So inspiring.
Meredith @ The Palette Muse
I would never have guessed those fabric boxes are from the dollar store! I love how you organized everything. It must be so nice to work in here now. Makes me think I should do this to my own office!
Patti, GREAT job! I wish I had half the organizational skills that you do! This is an inspiring and beautiful space to work 🙂
It's so organized and neat!! I love it. You did an amazing job cleaning out and putting everything neatly into a place - what a fabulous space to spend all that time in every week!
Thanks Melissa. I'm so glad I joined this challenge. It's made me so much more productive and I've been so inspired by all the other great makeovers too.
Great job Patti, I LOVE how organized this is!! And the desk space looks like a comfy spot to get work done!
Thanks Roxanne. It's so much better now that I have it all organized!
I am so glad you keep it real and not glossed over. It is a real working space and it reflects that. Keeping it to a budget is paramount for most of us and shopping our home, basements etc is a great idea that I lean on often! I finished up my studio cottage just yesterday and though it still looks a bit unkempt it is as good as it gets when you have to have ongoing projects out in the open. It still needs work but I need my hubby home to help me do the heavier lifting. He is out of town right now.
Thanks. I do like to keep it real and who knows how long it will stay neat and tidy. It seems like there's always something that needs to be done, leaving the cleanup or organizing for a later time. I bet your studio is gorgeous with your artist flair. I'll keep a lookout to see if you post about it on Instagram or as a blog post.
It all looks so organized and tidy! I need to steal your ideas to organize my art room downstairs. Congrats on getting it all done!
Thanks Shelley. Steal away. I know I'm going to use some of the great ideas I've learned through watching all the great makeovers during the challenge.
Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
It must feel so good to walk into this space now; all nice and organized! I am so happy you joined the challenge this month! And kudos for coming in under budget! Enjoy your new work space!
Thank Erin. Yes, it does feel so good and I'm thoroughly enjoying the space. Thank you again for hosting this wonderful challenge.
Love the make-over. We moved to a new house last summer. My craft/sewing room became the "catch-all" for everything we didn't have a place assigned. It is such a disaster I have been avoiding it - which also means I cannot use it for any meaningful purpose. I'm starting today to clear the space. Let's see I think I have some space for the "junk" in the guest bathroom tub!!! Just kidding. But you have inspired me. Thanks
That's a riot! But seriously so true. My daughter's room still has a few boxes and some Easter stuff that I need to trash and move to the basement. I'm so glad you are inspired. You'll be so glad when it's done!
All that organization makes my heart happy! I need to do that again in my office/craft room because there is so much stuff that comes into the space. Great job!
Thanks. I know what you mean. It's probably just a matter of time before the room piles up with more stuff. Hopefully, I will keep it in line. If not, maybe I'll need to work on a 2nd makeover. 🙂
It came together great! Doesn't an organized space just feel better?
Thank you. And yes, it feels so great! Just takes a challenge like this one to get me going.
Absolutely fantastic - love #5 by shopping at home first. I will have to send you a picture of my new minimalist craft cart.... I bet it's inspiring when you walk into this space now... Congrats!
I'd love to see your craft cart! My office is located on the second floor so when I'm in the garden or cooking it's a pain to run upstairs. I cart for all my props etc... would be a big help.
Meg Green With Decor
What a great space! I love that you say to shop your house or your mom's - I totally do that, too haha!
Your mom's, sister's, girlfriend's even neighbors. They are all fair game. I sometimes even think about driving around on trash night to see what goodies I can find left on the curb, but I never actually get around to it.
That was great! Your office looks so inviting and bright. I can't believe you did all that for $100... can you come to my house and do mine? 😉
Sure. You name the day and I'll be there. 😉
You did an amazing job! Clean spaces to create are so inspiring! Great job!
Thanks Emy. A much needed challenge for me.