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Finally, I did it! I changed the color of my furniture and organized my space, it’s looking great! A few days ago I put on a face mask, a pair of ugly pants and spray painted all the furniture in my little workspace. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long long time, but I didn’t know how to do it since we moved to a small apartment with no garden or patio, just a tiny balcony where I couldn’t use spray paint freely.

My first thought was using acrylic paint, I wasn’t sure if it was going to work on metal, have you ever tried it? Somebody told me that Martha Stewart home paint could maybe work for this project, so I went to the store and asked about it. They didn’t know for sure and it was too expensive to try it. So I decided to go for the spray paint, it’s cheaper and faster. To not ruin the balcony, I bought a huge plastic protector and covered everything. It worked! I was really careful.

Live Colorful Workspace

Live Colorful Workspace Tour

So here is the little place where my ideas come to live. I thought about how to make this space look bigger,  and how when the furniture is camouflaged within the environment it makes you feel like you have more space than you actually do. Since I wanted to get rid of that dark furniture, I went for some silver paint that looks great with these light colored walls.

Can you see how the new color actually makes everything look organized and more spacious?

Live Colorful Workspace Tour

Live Colorful Workspace Tour

The file boxes are awesome too! I choose white ones so they don’t jump out on the walls, I added a little color using prints, books and other knick knacks.

Oh, and that’s my stand up desk. This thing is amazing! I stand up for an hour and burn at least 150 calories. It’s so much healthier and makes me feel dynamic and energetic. I will share more about my stand up desk soon, I promise.

Live Colorful Workspace Tour

In the mean time, what do you think about my new workspace? Tell me, what is the space like where you work?

Oh, and if you’re interested in that colorful cork board, check out how to make a colorful cork board here.

4 Responses

  1. Mrs. ShuGar says:

    It looks colorful! So You! It’s amazing what a change of color will do a space. I used to have my own office, but we have consolidated offices now so the hubs and I are in one. We still need to figure out how to make the space feel more roomy with two people in it. I am a fan of color. We have one color that’s an awesome slate blue. I love what you did to spray paint the furnitiure. What a difference!! I can’t wait to hear about your stand up desk. I’m intrigued =)

  2. Karen says:

    Wonderful space! Very conducive for work/creativity! Well done you!!!

  3. Merrie says:

    I think it’s fabulous! I love the look of white furniture with a few pops of color. Glad the spray paint worked out…that’s the only thing I’ve ever used on metal furniture. Take care and keep standing! :)

  4. Meghan Silva says:

    Firstly love the new layout. The office really looks amazing, hope you having a gorgeous start to the new year.

    Meg || MeghanSilva.blogspot.com

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