Flashback to a few months ago and I had a brand-new desk at my company’s headquarters. At the time, I asked y’all on my Instagram page (follow me @_thepinkchickadee!) for some office desk essentials and y’all had some pretty great inputs, too! Ranging from buying snacks in bulk off of Amazon to cute pictures on a cork board to ALLL the adorable stationary and mousepads, y’all prepped me well. Well, flash forward to a couple of weeks ago and my company decided to fully convert its headquarters to a full-time hoteling space. SO, off I went to my newly decorated desk to bring everything home, and, well, create my own preppy home office!
Fun fact: my office space used to look very different when I moved into my apartment at-first. I only had my one large white desk from Ikea with an older neon pink plastic chair (which *surprise* soon enough broke the more I used it – haha!!). At the same time, I only had one monitor and I didn’t have an adorable wall calendar on display either. Not to mention, not super cute hot pink rolling cart either. Needless to say, my office space got super messy SUPER fast, especially when I started my job back in late July. See how my office space previously looked here: https://pinkchickadee.com/2021/07/25/my-office-space-reveal/
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Most of my office decorations were from my college years that I got out of storage or from my desk at my office. I purchased my second, connecting desk from a yard sale for only $10 that my neighborhood had back in October (and, yes, it actually sat there for MONTHS before getting a makeover and being put to good use – cringe!!!) and was initially the color black. Papa recently painted the desk white to match my white Ikea desk that I love oh so much. As for my other preppy home office decorations that I had purchased, I got them either from Walmart (mainly the Packed Party collection sold there or The Pioneer Woman collection), Target (aka The Rifle Paper Company or just stationary like the iconic Post-It notes), Rae Dunn items sold via either Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, or Home Goods, or none other than The Dollar Tree!
As for ALLL of the items that I didn’t purchase within the past few months, I got many of them from my college years. Many of these items were gifted from friends, freebies via events on my college’s campus, or simply a beautiful photo to remember the moments from both my high school and college years and even into my postgraduate years.
XOXO – Katie <3