My Desk Makeover

My Desk Makeover

About a year ago our conservatory was a bit of a disaster zone and had become a bit of a dumping zone while we did a lot of decorating. Time, several dump runs, a steam clean and some Ikea units later and it has been transformed.

Included in this makeover, has been a desk that both my husband and I use. Me probably more so. I use it for seeing my weight loss clients, and of course for blogging.

I wanted to make the area more organised, but also to look prettier to. We did it quite cheaply, with the help of good old Ikea again.

Desk makeover

The first purchase was this desk shelving unit from Micke add on self unit for £30. It included the shelves and the magnetic board at the back. Completed with Ikea’s Spontan magnets £2.50 for 4. I have also used their Grundtal magnetic pots £5 for 3 to store things like my paperclips and post-it notes on the board in a fun way.

On the notice board I have also added some prints offs of my blog design and creatives and some super cute postcards I received in my last #bringbackpaper stationery swap, as well as my business cards.

I love butterflies as you might tell, so I love WHSmith’s Melodie and Amelie collection which I have mix and matched to get my magazine files and folders to go on the shelf unit.  The magazine files are going to purposed into in and out trays – I’m not quite finished yet.

I also went on the hunt for a pen pot, but couldn’t actually find one I liked. Then I saw this mug – Stand Back I’m Dieting – and as I am on a diet and a weight loss consultant I thought it was perfectly tongue-in-cheek and decided to buy it and use it as my pen pot.

The follow your dreams sign was one my Mum got me for Christmas last year and I have been looking for the right place to put it.

The whole area feels much more organised now, but also a great creative and space for me. I am currently debating adding some bunting that goes all the way around the conservatory and maybe some fairy lights around the shelving unit as it gets quite dark out there are night and a pink lamp, what do you think?


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18 thoughts on “My Desk Makeover

  1. It looks lovely! Definitely a space that you’d be inspired by and want to work in. I think that mug is perfect as a pen pot, too. Oh, and fairy lights all the way! Thanks for sharing with #PaperyPeep x

  2. A fab looking desk Laura! I love it! I love the Ikea Magnets!

    I’m currently making plans to create an office style space in the back of the lounge so I can practice sitting at a desk and try and rebuild my back muscles rather than sitting in bed and on the couch! I hope to have it completed in a month or so as it involves a bit of DIY!

    Angela xx

  3. A well organised place is much more inviting to work in (note to self!). And that looks great I love the magnetic board with pots and magnets Oh, and fairy lights and bunting? Do you really have to ask? ????

      1. Me too! We only go when we really have to – and then always in the evening as it seems less busy then. And well, if I’m going to suffer then so is MOH! 🙂

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