Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bling Up Your Desk Accessories

I don't have a traditional office space, I use the buffet in the breakfast area.  This keeps me close to the action and work perfectly for me.

I am frequently asked questions about my desk accessories, and where I bought them.  I thought I would do a round-up post with all the scoop.

  A couple of years ago I decided to try and make my desk area pretty on a budget.

  I found all kinds of thrifty ways to give this area bling and class.

                           DIY, Paint and Creativity was my solution.

Every desk needs storage, so this piece from goodwill was the perfect answer.

A little decopage and gold paint and the transformation was done.

You can see all the details and how-to of this and several other desk accessories here.  (That little slanted door lifts open and is the perfect place to store my camera.)

The clear acrylic tray is the easiest and least expensive DIY you can possibly imagine. 

Can you think picture frame.  Click here for "how to"

Dishes from Goodwill are taped off and sprayed with a little gold metallic paint to hold paper clips.

                    Even a $1 note pad can be blinged up with a little gold leaf.

Stick on letters from Michael's can make anything look custom and amazing.

  I added my initials to the lucite tray and also to this simple dayplanner.

                                   Bling and Chic all at the same time.

Add a few thrift store finds - --

Not a lot of money,

just a few projects and you can have a desk that works for you.

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  1. You have such good ideas, Marty. I am a clean desk girl...I don't like anything sitting on there and's often piled!!

  2. Of course it looks wonderful - you did it! :) It really does look nice.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. These are such clever ideas-Your desk looks fabulous and you make it look so simple!
    Maybe if mine was so pretty I'd keep it neater :)

  4. I love all these ideas, Marty, and I'm trying to get an office going in my dining space. So will definitely come in handy!

  5. You have the Midas touch my friend! Everything has turned to gold and is BEAUTIFUL!!

  6. Love these great ideas! Thank you for sharing at the Alder Collective Link Party! Link up every Wednesday at 8:00 PM EST!

  7. Marty,
    I was in HomeGoods this week and thought of you. There were acrylic clipboards with gold clips and gold designs. Some boards had gold dots, others had gold stripes. They made me think of your gold accessories for your desk. You may want to check them out.


  8. Totally chic and High-end look Marty!