Sweet Tea’s Home Office Reveal

Over the past six weeks, I’ve drastically changed my design plan, half-painted the walls in my office/craft room, dropped the ball on one of the weekly update posts, and FINALLY, the day has come… It’s time for Sweet Tea’s Home Office Reveal.

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

I have to be honest with you. I kind of got tired of having my dining room a mess, covered knee-deep in craft supplies and artwork, so I skipped a few of my to-do’s and put my office back together about a week ago.

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

Six weeks is just entirely too long for me to wait to finish a room, especially when it’s not a massive overhaul like I originally planned.

I’m truly happy that I changed my plans, though. The bright and cheery room that I now have to work in inspires me and makes me happy. I don’t know that a black & white room would have the same effect.

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

After half-painting my walls, I pulled out that super cute mason jar wood cutout that I ordered months ago, and painted it using sample paints that I was given in my Haven Conference swag bag in July.

I’m telling ya – I went budget-friendly with this makeover and used a lot of supplies that have been collecting dust.

By the way, you might recognize that yellow cart from my dining room makeover. I built it to use as a buffet/bar thing in my dining room, but it serves a better purpose here in my craft room.

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

This humongous storage shelving unit is my saving grace. (HaHa – no pun intended.) I got it at IKEA, and love that I can configure the shelves for whatever I need.

Before this makeover, they were kind of scattered and uneven, and I had a big space at the bottom for large items.

I decided this time to even up the shelves and organize my supplies in a manner that makes sense for my brain.

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

At the top, I’ve put my Silhouette machine and laminator, both of which I rarely use. I also have a couple of bins with miscellaneous craft supplies that don’t fit anywhere else.

On the next shelf, I have my design books, journals, and home files, as well as extra school supplies.

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

I put all of my Project Life albums back on the shelving unit, along with a plastic bin that holds miscellaneous scrapbooking supplies.

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

Below all of that, just below eye-level, are all of my craft supplies – adhesives, paper, jewelry supplies, paint, markers, ribbon, etc.

It all makes sense! I needed a few things this week and it was so wonderful not to have to dig through myriad boxes and bins to find one thing. I knew exactly where to go.

Now here’s my favorite part:

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

In addition to stealing my yellow rolling cart from my dining room, I also stole one of my table runners. The yellow matches, y’all. I can’t help it.

I have all this stuff that I don’t use frequently, but I can’t get rid of it. Most of it has something to do with Project Life albums that I have yet to finish. (Three years behind. Don’t judge.)

I covered it all up by using white push pins to attach a table runner along the bottom of my shelving unit. Pretty genius, if you ask me!

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

Finally, we have my work table. My mom gave this table to me a few years ago and I love it. Both sides fold in, so I can make it big and square, like it used to be, or I can make it long and rectangular, or somewhere in the middle.

Since I’m usually the only person sitting here, and it fits nicely between the windows this way, I folded one side of the table in, and left the other with the overhang.

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

Remember what I said about using stuff I had on hand? Well, I bought those three galvanized buckets about two years ago, and they’ve been sitting in a box.

I’m so glad they have a home! Any time I’m crafting at my table, I can fill them with whatever supplies I need to have close at hand while I work. When I’m finished, everything goes back to it’s home on the shelf.

This bright, cheery, and colorful home office takes some design chances, but when everything comes together, it all makes sense! Great way to give a home office a facelift on a budget.

Since I decided to change my design plans, it allowed me to be creative with the items I had on hand. I was able to incorporate my monogrammed art – the “K” over the table and the “T” in the mason jar cutout. I was also able to incorporate my love of sunflowers, and that pretty yellow that I love so much.

It also happens to coordinate perfectly with the upcoming redesign of this website. I got a new logo and the layout will be changing soon, so stay tuned for all that!

Sneak peek at the new logo:

logosavinggrace

I dig it.

Thanks for following along on my first-ever attempt at the One Room Challenge! Despite the fact that I veered off course a time or two, I think it went well. I’m thrilled with my home office space!

To see more posts in this series, click any of the links below:

black and white home office makeoverfeature

One Room Challenge: Thinking Outside the Box to Stay Inside the Budget | Sweet Tea & Saving Graceone room challenge week 4 feature

3 Responses

  1. Your room turned out beautifully! I agree that the color is more cheery and probably a little more inspiring than black and white would have been. My studio is a combo of olive green, cantaloupe orange, and chocolate brown. Makes me soooo happy!

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I'm Kirsten & I'm happy you're here! Sweet Tea & Saving Grace supports women seeking to find balance in the busy, deepen their faith, and instill joy and love in their homes, lives, and blogs by providing encouraging and inspiring content and valuable resources. My prayer is for you to leave here better than when you came. Be blessed!

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