Saturday, July 27, 2013

Office makeover ... the 1,716th edition and counting...

Heya Nesters!

This office has been my little cube of inspiration.  I don't have to compromise on anything in here. It's all Gina. All the time.  And I've been doing project after project working on this little space. And sometimes they work out. And sometimes they don't.

Not all that long ago this is how the desk side of my office looked.  Then I upped the ante with a new rug and the new desk. 

Yummy, right? The pair really brightened up the space. But it was still really cluttered.  I hated the way there were so many mismatched things on that wall. I needed something that tied it all in together and was kind of organic.  Then I came across Destiny's blog: A Place For Us.  And she had the most inspirational DIY confetti wall

And I am a big hater of "copying," I prefer seeing an inspirational idea and pulling something else out from it, putting your own spin on it.  That's what creativity is.... But this time, I straight up copied.  So I will take no credit for this.- Destiny- I don't know you but your gorgeous office space was jaw dropping and I am a total copycat. I'm sorry and thank you. 

Using Destiny's instructions I went to and found the vinyl dots.  You can then choose what size you'd like.  It would be interesting to use 2 different sizes for confetti, particularly if you were doing a childs' room or  different colors. I went with the smallest 2"dots. Also in the gold. They were $22 for one sheet {which completed my entire wall} and I got a coupon code for 20% off which took care of most of the $5 shipping.

And you'll notice the frame hanging in the center. Well that once was being put to a different use as an inspiration board I had made.

And it just got so busy.  It wasn't inspirational anymore.  It just looked ...messy. So I popped the center back out of it and decided to hang just the blank frame in all its antique glory. 

And that gigantic pair of scissors are temporarily placed there, will hopefully be painted some color and hung in the center.   Now the question is what color?  White or Gold? I feel like the white will look really modern and the gold will just look really cool.  Because everything painted gold looks really cool.  Let me know what you think!!

I will also have to take some pics in the daylight tomorrow. 

So there you have it Nesters! A quick $23 project that took me all of 30 minutes and makes a BIG difference.  It's getting there.  I have a million more projects on my plate coming up.  And we're having the outside of our chipping/flaking house sided starting Monday and we couldn't be more excited!  Soon all the hard work we've put in on the inside will also be evident from the outside!

On a side note, we also went to our friends wedding last night, where Matt was a groomsman. So if you don't follow me on Instagram @temporarynest here's a little snippet:

Beginning of the night: 

End of the night:

Hope you all had a great weekend like we did, Nesters!



  1. Love the gold dots! They really make an interesting wall. And I love, love, love the photo of you two. What an adorable couple!

    1. hehe thanks Dana! silly pictures. :) I'm loving the gold. It's so much more the look that I've been going for. Finally in the right direction!

      xoxo G

  2. I love your office makeover!! The gold dots against the turquoise is so fun. Great idea to just leave the frame hanging on the wall.

    1. Thanks Jen! So happy you like it as much as I do! :) The next step is to get some fishing line to float those scissors inside the frame!

  3. The confetti wall is a unique and inspirational idea and glad you did not shell out a big amount of money just for that. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more tips on your upcoming projects.

    1. Thanks, Spencer! I, too, was happy about the inexpensive aspect to a big change like this! I hope to have another post up soon!


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