I am always checking out the clearance sections at craft stores because you never know what you will find and on two different trips a few weeks ago I found some fun glittery symbols. Being a blogger, when I saw a giant gold “#” I had to have it! Then, on another trip I saw the giant “@” that matched it and I picked it up as well because they were both $4 from $20! Score! While I knew I had to have them, I haven’t been able to figure out a place in my craft room that they would fit- until I thought beyond the craft room! The area around my desk has a small wall that has been quite plain, until this recent makeover that is! Check it out!
Here is what it looked like before, so very blah.
I like that shelf but it was just floating there and I didn’t have anything in or on it so it didn’t have a purpose, so I took it down and will find another place for it. I thought a couple of smaller ledge shelves would be a simple and fun way to balance the gold signs. I shared how to make them in my bathroom makeover and you can check that out HERE. They are beyond easy to put together and I make these two and a longer one in under 15 minutes and with wood I had in my garage. That is my favorite kind of budget and time frame!
When it comes to what to put on the shelf, I thought I would head straight to pinterest and fine a few fun free printables! The “eat, sleep, craft, repeat” & “craftiness is happiness” printables came from the Plaid Palette, the “I blog because I am not a good rapper”came from Hip to Home and the get stuff done came from Eighteen25.
I liked the look of just the printables on the shelf, but I wanted them to be a little sturdier so I printed them on cardstock and then ran them through my laminator.
In the end I am so happy with how it turned out and it is the perfect addition to my workplace! Gold, glitter, watercolor, white shelves and quotes, it has all the things I find fun and inspiring! Do you personalize your workspace? Let me know in the comments below!