Reader Project: "Me, Too!" Office Space

Reader Project: "Me, Too!" Office Space

Tammy Everts
Oct 5, 2009

If you're a work-at-home parent with children at the "Me, too!" age, you can take inspiration from this wonderful space sent in by Ohdeedoh reader Jennie. Taking cue from the Hollywood Regency style elsewhere in her home, Jennie scoured Craigslist and Ikea to create this sweet, chic shared workspace for herself and her two toddlers.

Jennie already had a table and shelves, but she needed more to make this into a functional workspace. Thanks to solid bargain-hunting and DIY skills, she managed to outfit the rest of her office for under fifty dollars.

Says Jennie:

I purchased the green glass-top table ($10) and the orange chair ($8) through Craigslist because they fit my existing style. I painted both pieces and re-upholstered the chair, converting the table to make the kids' desk. Inspired by the new colors and needing to repeat them for the right effect, I added the lime green stools from Ikea ($8 each) and brought in the Buddha heads from Ross, one green ($5) and one orange ($7). And voila… the space was complete.

Thanks so much for sharing, Jennie!

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