Friday, August 29, 2014

Office makeover reveal + giveaway

Let's talk about my office, shall we?

Since I work from home on a freelance basis (more about that here), I carved out a little office in a teeny tiny room in our basement.

I made a terrible decision to paint it pale pink after moving in, because I was newly pregnant with Baby C and assumed "she" was a "he." I wanted glittery Mary Janes in my life SO BADLY that I was pretty much convinced I would never get a daughter ... and I totes wanted a pink room.

So I had a nice-enough pink office, and I made some really cute white, black, and pink chevron curtains. I hung my shadowboxes in a row (Hiiiii, Jennifer Aniston), and that was it.

See?


C wound up being a girl (yessss!) so I got my fill of girly-bedroom upstairs. I didn't need a pink office, and I got sick of it very quickly. I had zero desk space, zero interest, and zero ... passion to be in that room.

Let's fast-forward to the "after" picture, before I have to look at that pink any longer ... 




Why yes, my fabric is arranged by colour! #OCD #FTW





Much nicer, right?

I'll be back another day to share tutorials on making the curtains (for newbie or non-sewers who need some gentle hand-holding).

Here's how to build your own L-shaped desk

Create an off-the-wall gallery wall with wooden letters + shapes
For now, let's talk about this handsome little storage bin ... 


Oh yes, this one!


Modern Littles let me choose this gorgeous black and white chevron storage bin for my office makeover, and I love, love, love it.

It's 10.5" tall, wide, and deep, which means it fits perfectly in those IKEA/knock-off IKEA cube systems (which I have all over my house, but not in my office). I want to order a full matching set for the toyroom shelves, but that's a post for another day.

I was just a LITTLE bit excited to get my bin in the mail!

I loved this bin so much, it inspired me to choose the coordinating fabric for my curtains and the photo mats.

Now here's the fun part! One lucky reader is going to get their very own Modern Littles storage bin -- and guys, they have TONS of colours and patterns.

Here are just a few:


Want to throw your name in the hat to win a funky Modern Littles storage bin? Leave a comment telling me which one you'd like to win -- visit their site to view all of the colours/patterns -- and I'll choose a winner at random on Friday, September 5.

<<EDITED TO ADD: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Michelle Y. for winning the Modern Little storage bin of your choice. Stay tuned for more giveaways, and thank you to those who entered!>>

Good luck! 

But remember, we're all winners.
(Except one person who really will win)
(And I'm the real winner, because my office is 200% better-looking now)
(Good luck again)

xoxo

Disclaimer: Modern Littles provided me with the chevron storage bin in exchange for a review here on Laptops to Lullabies, and I asked them to do the giveaway because you guys are the awesome-est. All words, opinions, and gushing over storage bins are my own.

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3 comments:

Michelle young said...

Awesome post! Your office looks great. The Rusty stripes would look great in my J's room!

Megan S said...

So jealous of your office - I share mine with the hubs and don't like sharing! I would love to get the sky zig zag for a little colour in the basement :)

Anonymous said...

Great post!
The office looks awesome.
The Rusty Giraffe would be nice for Larry's supplies.