Office Makeover- Guest Blogger Crafty Scrappy Happy

| January 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

Once again, we are excited to have Jamie from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy as our guest blogger this week sharing her tips on how to spruce up a space on a small budget.

Office Makeover via Crafty Scrappy Happy

I LOVE making over my spaces. I can never seem to stick with a look for very long. In fact, it seems like just yesterday I was putting the finishing touches on my office space, and only months later I am making it over again. But it is hard not to do when you find the perfect simple elements to transform your space. First thing’s first: Start with a statement piece. Something like the HUGE mirror that is now hanging above my over-sized farmhouse table that serves as my desk!

Office Makeover via Crafty Scrappy Happy

The space prior to my makeover looked light and white.  So, it has always been my goal to find the perfect mirror to complement the space a bit more.

Office Makeover via Crafty Scrappy Happy

And I finally found it. Although it was meant to be used as a full length mirror, the size is perfectly scaled to pair with the desk.  The best part about adding a huge mirror to this space is that it adds light and depth into an otherwise dark space. It reflects the light from the windows on the opposite side of the room and allows us to enjoy the view no matter where we are in our space!

Office Makeover via Crafty Scrappy Happy

After finding the mirror (statement piece), the next step in a makeover is to find items and accessories that will complement the look. For my makeover, I was wishing for a more mature office ambiance.  So, I grabbed a mix of vintage and new items that could create the serious, yet intriguing, environment… and as you can see, the accessories fit perfectly with the look and feel of the mirror!

Office Makeover via Crafty Scrappy Happy

Office Makeover via Crafty Scrappy Happy

I love the look of my newly made over space!  It’s true that a statement piece and a few accessories can completely transform a space.

It’s amazing how just a few changes can drastically change a space.  Just as in her last blog post, Jaime was nice enough to write down a list of the items she used, and where she got them.

Mirror: $150.00 Home Goods

Vintage Encyclopedias: $4.00 each Thrift Shop

Vintage Typewriter: $50.00 Antique Shop

Globe: $15.00 TJ Maxx

Lamp: $30.00 TJ Maxx

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JaimeJaime is a small town Wisconsin girl, who loves to create, craft and decorate in her free time….and then blog about it {of course}. Jaime, is the crafty gal and voice behind the blog Crafty, Scrappy, Happy. She is a newly graduated dentist who crafts and decorates in her free time!












Category: Apartment Life, Decorating, Entertaining, & Dining, DIY

About Amber: Amber is the Social Media Manager for For Rent Media Solutions™ and has been with the company since April 2007. In her role, Amber helps execute and optimize a social media strategic plan across multiple channels, as well as manages the company's social media product. This would include blogs, social networks, video sharing sites, and other conversational media. She spends a great deal of time building relationships with consumers, social media influencers, and bloggers to generate awareness of For Rent Media Solutions brand. Amber is also an avid lover of goat cheese and bacon (separate or together; it doesn't matter). She is also obsessed with Pinterest and puppies.

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  1. Ruth says:

    I love Jaime. Her style is awesome and I love her blog. The mirror is fabulous and that light fixture is, too.

  2. Natasha Howarth says:

    Good thing you’ve placed a wide mirror on the wall. Now, the home office looks wider. Please post more of your DIYs and tips in the future.

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