Life in a Cubicle Doesn't Have to Be Drab

Sometimes sitting in a cubicle for 40+ hours means you look at the walls of your office more than you look at the walls of your home, why not give them the same treatment?
Who knew these 4 dry erase boards from the dollar store would become something beautiful.
When I was given the option to try a product from Walls Republic, I was over the moon. This is high quality wall paper and I knew just the thing to do.
The roll was more than I imagined. I absolutely LOVE the texture this paper has to offer.
I started by covering the boards with the wallpaper. I was looking for a way to display pictures without taking up precious desk space but without hanging traditional picture frames on walls.
Knowing that I was going to mimic the look of a clip board, I bought binder clips and painted them with nail polish to give them a more finished look.
I taped the paper to the boards, in hindsight I could have went through the process of using glue but I was unsure how the final results would look. I later realized the wallpaper was very forgiving and masked a lot of my flaws.
This is the office walls I look at day in and day out. Even though they are pleasant (for a cubicle) they lack creativity and the lighting is atrocious. Something had to be done.
I used removable hooks on the wall to hang my pseudo clipboards. These are where I intend on hanging my pictures.
Next, I took an old foam board and covered it with the wallpaper. VOILA - Instant memo board that is light enough to hang on the walls without damaging them.
Don't forget to add a little inspiration.
Finally, I added a desk lamp and the office became attractive.
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  • And have you thought about covering the front of the file cabinets with wallpaper? I did that with wrapping paper and it came out great! Just taped on the inside edges.

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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Apr 22, 2015
    You totally made this space your own! Love the nail polish on the clamps too- and your message on your memo board is perfect. Such a sweet message at the end too! You're so welcome, I'm so glad you brightened up your space and enjoyed your @Walls Republic paper. :D

  • Looks great and I'd add a plant! I'm moving into a nice large cubicle soon and Pinterest has tons of projects too...