Copy Cat Challenge – Home Office Space

Today I’m joining Debbie 
for her Copy Cat Challenge
That’s where you find inspiration from a magazine or other blogger’s and create your own look.  Pretty nifty idea don’t you think?
My inspiration came from Patty @ Lemon Lane Cottage.
I just love her craft room and wanted to try something similar in my home office.
Hubby and I built the 10ft. desk some time back and I was in the mood to brighten in up and make it look less office like.
I purchased this snap together storage rack from Target and filled it with the things I need to get to and use everyday.  The bins came from garage sales and thrift stores.
The lamp was purchased at a garage sale, it had a black base and a black shade.  I ripped the fabric from the shade and with just the frame tied fabric scraps onto it, and gave the base a coat of red spray paint.  
I hit Ikea for the white storage buckets on the rail system and each of my boys have a section of the hanging file holder that came from TJMaxx.
Map artwork from Ikea, comes in handy when the kids do homework.  I also thrifted that huge wire basket and use it to hold all my spray paint.
The polka-dot oil cloth that covers the desk came from Walmart, and I use a three tiered tray to hold paper clips, cd’s, and battery chargers.
The gingham skirt fabric came from Walmart, I just used dowels and hooks to attach it to the bottom of the desk.  The red chairs are also Ikea and the green work table was thrifted and painted with ASCP in Antibes Green.
My office space is now a funner place to work.And thanks to Patty

for letting me copy your space:)
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  1. This is sooo cute!! Love it! You done good. Almost makes me want to come pay my bills at your house…almost!

  2. Oh my goodness I love it Dawn! It looks so fun, great copy. I want to make one of those light shades, love your fabric 🙂

  3. How cute your office space turned out. I love the lamp shade, too. Thank you for flattering me with your copy cat makeover. Patty

  4. Goodness gracious I love this,wow,Dawn my jaw dropped.This looks like a most wonderful place to create!!…I really love it,and especially that fantastic DIY lamp and shade.

  5. Your office looks great, and even better is super inviting to work in now. Well done!

  6. This is pretty darn awesome Dawn! I want to see more of that cute lamp. I just pinned one similar that I would love to do. Love it. Thanks for sharing your copy cat with the party. Enjoy!

  7. Wow. This is really incredible. What a great place to work. I love the skirt on the table and the pop of the red chairs…not to mention the green table. Love it all!

  8. I love your office!! So bright and cheery 🙂 And I really love that IKEA map!!

  9. Awesome idea. I love great tips when it comes to organizing and still reuse materials or container that are already in the house. It’s a great way to recycle. It seems with kids at home, you can never have enough containers for everything. Love the skirt sheet idea 🙂

  10. I love your home office. WOW! What a cheerful space in which to work (and play) ;P LOVE the little lampshade so, so much!

    Linking from Debbiedoo’s,
    Ricki Jill

  11. Dawn great job!!
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

  12. great job! I have missed out on participating in Debbies challenge every time.ugh…Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing on the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Hoping you have a great weekend xo

  13. I don’t know how I missed this office post, Dawn, but I’m glad I was looking back through your blog (for some fun colour inspiration) and came across it. Your office space is so well organized and looks like a great spot to work or craft. I use one of our small bedrooms as a craft space but we have our computer/office area in the end of our family room. I’m considering using a farm table instead of the little table we are currently using.

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