Lately I have been trying to make myself a little haven in my cubicle from the stale corporate decor throughout my work building.
It really is cheap and easy to make your desk just as stylish and colorful as you are. I was lazy for a while, but once I brought a few cheery things in, it made such a difference.
1 ~ This of course grabbed my attention at Michael’s – gotta have a little bling.
2 ~ This was a Christmas present from Anthony’s family. Get something similar here.
3 ~ These were also an irrestistible purchase at Michael’s. However, as you can see, I have yet to find anything to clip these to to make it adorable yet…
4 ~ Stole this from my Sociology department in grad school. Find something similar in your local university.
5 ~ Found this on Pinterest and printed it out, but you can get a nice print of it here.
6 ~ I got this back in college at a sidewalk sale of posters and prints. Find something similar here.
7 ~ Michael’s – by the way, that “to do list” is really a “things I have been ‘meaning’ to do for months, and I’m not really sure when/if they will ever happen because they are the worst types of errands ever…list”
8 ~ I got this on Etsy – find something similar here.
9 ~ Got this from my boss. Always nice to have some industry-specific humor goin on.
10 ~ This purplish vase was a fun find at a thrift store forever ago. Once I moved in with Anthony, the purple color scheme of my room faded away and this is a reminder of my single girly room days.
11 ~ This filing box was a hand-me-down from my sister, but you can find something similar here. It adds some nice color to all the grey and tan…
12 ~ Another print from that college sidewalk sale. Found another cool print here.
Isn’t my family adorable?
13 ~ Fake plant from T.J. Maxx. How do people take care of a living plant in an office with no windows near by? I don’t get it.
14 ~ CUTE notepad I got at T.J. Maxx, too. I don’t know if I would ever have any money if we had one in Santa Barbara. Thank goodness I have some safe distance from it, an hour away.
15 ~ My friend Amy got me these in grad school when I was writing my thesis on Facebook. Oh, you’re interested in reading a 60 page sociology paper on gender, Facebook, and self-presentation, you say? Fear not. Go ahead and nerd out, my fellow weirdo.
16 ~ I also found these at good ‘ol Michael’s. I love the redwoods one – reminds me of home!
P.S. Why haven’t I taken the plastic off some of these?… Maybe it’ll keep them clean? What’s wrong with me.
17 ~ I don’t drink beer at work. But I like to think about drinking beer at work. It’s motivation to get through the day. Plus this had pink flowers that MATCHED STUFF, OKAY? I just use it for my tea.
18 ~ Another adorable notepad from T.J. Maxx – it was only a couple of bucks! And, like the coaster, provides motivation. Apparently I need a lot of motivation.
So I overloaded you with a ton of prints, but I just really like trolling Etsy. However, if you want REALLY cute prints that are from an amazing artist that will make your work space cute and adored by your entire office, check out my sister’s prints on her Etsy page. Here’s one of my favorites:
What makes your desk feel cheerful? What is your favorite piece of office swag?