I also picked up the green storage boxes at Ikea. Our books are organized a little better and I weeded through some so that I will not become a hoarder. I reorganized these drawers and used scrapbook paper on the front to make the drawers a little bit more presentable.
I reorganized my books at school and had some left over magazine files (also from ikea) but did not want their plain white selves in my shelf. I read on Pinterest (oh my I am betting you are tired of hearing that) that you could recover magazine files with fabric. Can you guess what kind of fabric I had extra of at my house? Burlap, of course. I used fabric glue to adhere the burlap to the magazine file and hot glue to attach it to the inside and bottom. I used hot glue to attach ribbon to the files, so now I have a place for my grad school notes and loose papers.
I also won a gift certificate from Eighteen25 for Kari Machal Designs on etsy. I ended up getting a lot of prints, but the two that worked with this shelf were the Deer Silhouettes. I placed them in fairly girly white frames and love them!
I like the right side of shelf top but need to either rerrange or add something to better balance out the left side. Any suggestions?
We now have a much more functional office!