I realized the other day that I spend about 9 hours a day in my office. I wake up at 6:30AM and am seated in the same spot for roughly 9 hours excluding lunches and breaks for… SQUIRREL! (distraction breaks).
I looked around my office and thought to myself “This is so not ME. This needs to be a place that makes me happy.” So, I thought about the things that make me happy. Welp, as we know, dinosaurs make me happy. Barb makes me happy. SO, I re-organized my office to reflect an environment that makes me at ease. Since it’s summer, Barb seems to be everywhere I look, so I went with a dinosaur theme with hints of Barb and we all know that dinosaurs make people feel happy, so I present to you:
Smash’s Office Makeover- DINOSAUR STYLE:
I started with shelving units. The wall was blank and sad and needed some jazz. So, I went to IKEA and bought a bunch of shit and made Justin put it up!
Okay, I may have missed a few steps in between, but we all know I’m not that organized and furthermore, that the office pictured above will likely only look like this for about eight minutes, but, I did add some fun touches and I’ll show ya below. 😉
Naturally, these badass mirrors came from Amazon and I think add just the perfect touch to an office. I can’t really think of a reason as to why I’d need a mirror in my office seeing no one sees me while I’m working and I don’t look in the mirror too often, regardless, these are AWESOME.
Organizational stuff. Staples, Amazon, IKEA, wherever–get it. It helps. Sort of. Until you let it stack up, which as you can see, I’ve done and then you want to pull your organizational hair out…but still, a great concept in theory…
Okay, so now the fun stuff!
Clearly, we needed to spice shit up! So, I made sure to put those handy shelves I had my husband install to GOOD USE. As you can see, I put quite a few fun things up. As to be expected, there are some dinosaur hints of decor, I bought a frames at IKEA that were a few bucks and some fun insert stock photos to stick inside and then I needed to find something “Smashley;” something “Ashley.” One of my friends has this awesome company where they turn your prints into actual canvas prints–like a real painting, called MakeCanvasPrints.com. I had a photoshoot with my family for Christmas cards in November, so I uploaded a couple of the prints and BAM, they were delivered like a real Monet-like painting–except with our faces on them–and one with MY face smooching a dinosaur. I mean, who DOESN’T need something like this for their office? Exactly.
Things were coming along great, but I felt like I needed a couple other things. I decided to add a bookshelf to my collection, so I scoured Craigslist until I found one that would fit in the corner I had in mind. I picked it up today and I’d say it is perfection! It houses a few of my favorite books, one that I am even featured in (!!!) Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee: The Crazy, Brilliant, and Unforgettable Lessons We’ve Learned from Our Mothers, my dinosaur books, and MANY of my dinosaurs from YOU awesome friends of mine.
I also added these bad boys above my computer monitor so I can see my other beautiful dinosaurs that so many of you have lovingly gifted me, also. Yes, I made my husband hang these beast-to-install shelves, too.
Overall, I’d say that Pablo Escobar and I are really happy. So, there are the steps that I made to make my office DinoFab. If you need any input, feel free to ask me for my dinosaur design skills in the comments. Since I love you all so much, my input is free of charge.
If you love the awesome prints that I had made for my office, Custom Canvas Prints is offering a 10% off coupon code using: “DINO”
If you love my office makeover, show me the dino-love and give me a CLICK!!! Every click is one vote for your dinosaur loving pal!
And if you don’t, this guy will haunt you in your dreams. Kidding. Kind of… 😉 muahaha!