Sunday, August 28, 2011

Extreme Work Cubicle Makeover

Here is a picture of my "home away from home" before a few minor changes.   It's the same one seen all over the world - a drab grey.  Everything is grey - the walls, the desk and the cabinets.



We had a contest at work when we moved into new quarters a couple years ago for the "Best Cubicle Extreme Makeover."  I won!

I covered all the walls in fabric.  My look was supposed to be shabby chic, but I think I kinda turned it more into "grandma chic!"  Either way, I actually liked the way it turned out and I received a lot of compliments on it.













We had to dismantle our cubicles and move again last week.  I haven't decided if or how I will redo my new, smaller quarters.  I do know that I will miss watching how my taller co-workers tried to negotiate talking to me through my curtains.  They could never decide whether to stand outside the cube and hunch down to speak with me, come into my cube (which seemed to make them uncomfortable in such cramped quarters) or accidentally knock my curtains down because they misjudged where they were standing!  

Some of my fabric and lace is slightly skewered in these photos because I had started removing and breaking down my cube before I thought to take photos. 

Au Revoir sweet cube.

 (PS..if you look closely, you can see my three cowboys in the far right side of the last picture.  It was taken in '05)

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11 comments:

  1. This is soo cute! I'd love to do that to my cubicle, but my boss might have a stroke if I did! hmmmmm - give me a minute while I ponder that - ok, I'm back now :) I bet it WAS fun watching the taller folks try to navigate the entrance. Great job! Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Love this, it's SUCH a good idea! That's awesome they let you do this at work!!! Cute blog, I would love for you to come say hello over at my blog one day :) rolleduppretty.com
    Have a great day!
    Savannah

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  3. This is absolutely fantastic! It sure would make working seem a little more enjoyable :)

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  4. wow! great job! i bet it is a better environment to work in!

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  5. Fabulous! What a fun contest too.

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  6. absolutely love it. I may not have a cubical but I think I may have to take the idea and run with it for my computer desk in our craft room :b

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  7. Holy cow! That is the cutest office cubicle I've ever seen. Love it!

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  8. You are so cute! I think the curtains are a cute touch, but it would make it hard for people to come in and out! So creative, though!

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  9. wow! You almost don't know it's a cubicle anymore! that's awesome that they let you do that!

    thanks for sharing on Make it MOnday! :)

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  10. Sounds like your job is kind of awesome. :) I love the little touches...

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