I desperately need an office makeover. DIY tips, recommendations (photos inside) and links to your favorite design blogs would be much appreciated!
My office is ugly and I'm embarrassed when my customers see it
. I would really like to spruce things up a bit. I need suggestions to make this place pleasant but professional.
My budget is extremely limited and I'll be doing all the work myself. I have a coworker to help with the heavy lifting.
It's a standard rental situation, so no painting or removing the carpet.
It needs to look gender neutral (my favorite design blogs skew more feminine than is appropriate for my line of work).
I would prefer to reuse existing pieces rather than buying new ones (e.g.: new pictures in the old frames, reupholster the chairs).
The landlord said that we're allowed to hang stuff on the walls.
I have access to a couple of fabric shops and I own a sewing machine.
Finally, the unsightly desks are made of particleboard. Is there anything I can do to them to make them less hideous?
Even more finally, I did not select any of the art on the walls except for the calendar and bulletin board. Please don't judge!