Office Space

August 12, 2016

I’m slowly but surely getting around to decorating my apartment. I’ve only lived here since the end of April so no time like the present. One area I couldn’t wait to get together was my little office space. I have a 2-bedroom apartment and the second bedroom has the perfect little nook for my desk.

I bought this desk from a shop at home for $25. It just needed a little TLC so I spray painted it a dark brown and it went in my Raleigh apartment. When I moved, I knew I wanted to paint it a fun color. I love turquoise so that’s what I went with. I painted it and changed the knob. The desk was $25 and the paint and supplies were about that much. I now have a super cute desk that was only $50.

When I posted a picture of my confetti chair on Instagram, I got so many comments and likes. I must agree it is pretty great, but I can’t take the credit for it! My BFF made it for me for my birthday and I LOVE it. It goes perfectly with my desk.

To complete the area, I got some bulletin boards and spray painted the edges gold. Then, I used tacks to hang some shopping bags from some of my favorites stores on them. Another cheap, easy, and pretty fix. Eventually, I’d like to get these bags framed, but this will do for now.

I love sitting in here and working at my desk. It’s so easy to feel inspired in my cute little space! My pink computer matches perfectly 🙂


P.S. If you’re interested in making your own confetti chair, here’s how she did it!

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  • ashleysuemakeup August 12, 2016 at 7:39 am

    I love the turquoise desk!! That is super cute, and so awesome you painted it yourself. I love the chair too, and the cute shopping bags on the bulletin board!!

    • hhardydawson August 16, 2016 at 6:19 am

      Thank you! I earned a new battle scar while I was painting it and quickly remembered why I don’t do things myself. The drawer fell out when I went to turn it over and landed on my shin bone. I’m telling you, DIY and decor are just not my thing. I’m going to stick to makeup haha

  • elleseesyou August 12, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    I love it! And that chair is the cutest!!!

    • hhardydawson August 16, 2016 at 6:18 am

      Thank you!! I’m still so obsessed with it.

  • danielledavisstyle August 12, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    So cute!! That chair is adorable!

  • Lily @ Beauty With Lily August 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Such a perfect little nook, Hannah! I love the idea of framing the bags…I saw it on Pinterest a couple of years ago and have wanted to do the same ever since. Still haven’t gotten to it. But then again we don’t have any fun stores around here.

    • hhardydawson August 16, 2016 at 6:17 am

      I love it so much! I’ve been saving these bags for 5 years. I got the Harrods bag when I studied abroad 5 years ago and I’ve just now got around to doing something with them. Eventually I want to frame them, but this works for now! I understand the lack of shopping. I moved from the best shopping to the worst. The Target is bad, the Ulta is bad, I’m dying!

  • ayrgalaxy August 12, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Very awesome!!! I literally just painted a paper holder (idk if that’s what it’s called) the same color two days ago. I’m workin on my office space as well. 🙂

    • hhardydawson August 16, 2016 at 6:15 am

      It’s my favorite color! I’ve had these ideas in my head forever and I finally got around to putting them in place. It was so much fun to decorate.

  • kingdomofsequins August 12, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Love the desk, chair AND all of the bags!!! I am totally making one of these chairs… I cant take how perfect it is.. Happy Friday! 🙂

    • hhardydawson August 16, 2016 at 6:13 am

      You definitely need to, it’s so fun! I saved those bags for years and I finally did something with them. I love how it all turned out!

  • Lee August 12, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Cute! I am always wanting to redo my desk and office space at home.

    • hhardydawson August 16, 2016 at 6:13 am

      Thank you! I’ve had these ideas in my head for a while and I finally acted on them.

  • Amanda Bella August 17, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I love it! Such a cute workspace! Your BFF is absolutely amazing for that chair! 🙂

    • hhardydawson August 18, 2016 at 12:38 am

      Thank you! She is so creative and good at everything. I’m going to keep her around 😉