This makeover was sponsored by Burkes Outlet. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This makeover was long overdue for my office! A few DIY projects, shopping at Burkes Outlet, & repurposing old furniture and decorations kept my feminine office makeover on a budget.
I have been working from home for 10 years. My work stations have been the kitchen counter, the couch, dining room table, my bed, and hauling my laptop to a coffee shop. I have never had a dedicated office space until my husband and I decided that I would be working full time from home.
When we moved from Detroit to Houston, we literally piled everything from both myself and my husbands work into the office of our new home. It was all bare minimum decorating, organization, and functional workspace. The previous owners left their ginormous desk and dark colored wallpaper and paint which caused the room to be dark and heavy. While the window shutters were nice, they blocked the majority of natural light from coming into the room.
I worked in this messy and unappealing room for a few months, but knew that if I am going to really take my business to the next level I needed to makeover this space! Of course, the first thing that happened after I made that decision is Mom Guilt.
I immediately felt guilty about spending money on a room makeover for just myself. With a big family of 8 we always have something we need to fix, update, or renovate. My husband and I sat down and made a budget and a plan which gave me the freedom to get in this space and make it mine.
The first part of our makeover required selling that huge desk and clearing everything out of the room.
We spent a Saturday giving the room a quick paint job. From there I had a clean slate to begin decorating and organizing.
I discovered Burkes Outlet at the beginning of the year. I had never been in one until January of this year. There is one just a few miles from our house and I had been driving by it for years not knowing all the treasures inside!
We randomly decided to stop in and check out Burkes Outlet while shopping for pants for my boys. Let’s just say I found a new little heaven! They have the latest trends at unbeatable values. Clothing & shoes for the entire family, toys, accessories, kitchenware and home & bath decor.
My favorite part of shopping at Burkes Outlet is finding treasures in the isles of unique pieces that are really great deals. They get in new items every day. Make sure you sign up for their loyalty membership! You can earn rewards to spend in store!
Each decoration & accessory I purchased from Burkes Outlet cost me less than $30. Actually most items I bought were less than $12!
The beautiful clock on my wall, geometric wood & metal wall shelf, and letter board make my walls pop with interest. I love letter boards and can’t wait to change the quotes. I have so many inspiring and funny quotes saved!
I found a pretty wicker basket that my large faux plant could slide into to update it’s sad looking base. And I had the hardest time choosing which greenery & flowers to get. I loved them all! Greenery and flowers really bring a room to life. And I can’t resist buying faux because real houseplants and I do not have a good relationship!
I added a couple of throw pillows and a chenille blanket to a corner lounge chair to create a comfy reading nook. My girls have already claimed that little space and it’s a great spot for them to read or play while I work in my office.
Can I just point out that notebook on my desk? I have a not-so-secret obsession with Llamas and I literally squealed with a giggle when I saw this notebook at Burkes Outlet. It says on the front, “ALlama Notes.” I know… I am a little quirky! But this is my space where I can let all that quirky out! Ha!
Coming into this space really makes me happy and has created an environment that is inspiring and feels like me. I have found myself energized and ready to work with a space that is bright, organized, and decorated with beautiful colors & things that make me happy. If you are working from home and have an office, I challenge you to do a little makeover to make the space inspiring and happy. Burkes Outlet will keep you on budget and I promise your creative mind will let loose in your new space!