Thursday, March 8, 2012

Martha Stewart Office Supplies and DIY

I don't know about you, but every fall I remember getting giddy with excitement over new school supplies for the year to come. Getting the list from the teacher and heading straight to the store(s) to ensure we had a nice new colored pencil set, only the best mechanical pencils, and the coolest book covers we could find. I guess you can call me a nerd, I love office supplies! 

Since college, those supplies haven't been as fun to come by...I rarely get interested just for the simple fact that I probably don't need to be spending money on the most glamorous pens and pencils there are. I had to meet my husband at Staples last week because he was putting together a really important set of brochures. I got there a little early and the first thing I see is "Martha Stewart Office Supplies". Oh geez y'all, she did it again! I am in love with this stuff and there are tons of things that come in everyones favorite color...MINT! Insert happy face!


 I loved these wall mount folders, so chic for organizing.


Organize everything vertically like this...

There are also a few pieces of office furniture with nice clean lines.


And tons of labels...chalkboard labels, tags, shipping labels and even permanent clothing tags.
 Load them in the printer and you are good to go! 

There were so many cute labels it was hard to know where to start, so I will be making a trip back. At the time, it was too many decisions to make with a looming sinus infection!

As for what I picked up: I liked the idea of the white office organizers to go on or in my desk at home. I haven't yet decided how to decorate in this room, so the white is a safe choice. I also couldn't resist the mint accessories for my desk at work. Pictures to come!

I also grabbed a small accordian file organizer {in mint} that I have started putting restaurant gift certificates and coupons. I think keeping these organized will make me more likely to use them :) No I'm not a couponer and I wish I could be. How nice would it be to walk out of the store with hundreds of dollars of groceries for like $5? But then, knowing me I would add four magazines in the cart...Anyway!

This is one little project I have done so far with these gold bookplates I found by Martha. I'm loving gold/brass anything and they reminded me of the campaign dresser look that I love.


I spraypainted an old frame that wasn't anything spectacular to a new glossy off white, and added the bookplate to the bottom with a handwritten saying. This picture is the night we got engaged! We have several copies of it floating around here and there.


Another view from the side


The bookplates come with an insert, which I cut down just a tad to fit it in easily. This would be fun to change up seasonally or for different occasions.

 {ps..the dark spots are a sticky residue from the package that I need to scrape off, it's not permanent though}

I am thinking about doing several more for a grouping, which will make more of an impact!

Have you seen this line yet? There is something for everyone so head to Staples or check it out here!
Happy organizing:)

16 comments:

Ashley {styleash} said...

I really love the picture frame you made- such a fun DIY (and you two are seriously gorgeous!). I'm going to need to run over there and check it out.

Viviana said...

I love the way the frame turned out! I must try this...

pam {simple details} said...

Fabulous idea! It would be so fun in a grouping!

CALLIE said...

Don't worry friend, I get just as excited about this kind of stuff!! And I'm loving all of the mint things. It seems to be my go to color these days. Such a great idea for the frame! Crafty, as always!

Sarah said...

That is such a cute frame!! I want all of her organizing line!! So chic and cute! :) Thanks for sharing! xo

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

Katie this is such a cute idea! Yours turned out so cute. I remember how excited I was to get new school supplies too!

XO,

Sam
www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love those office supplies and what a cute bookplate i love what you did with it katie

Nicole said...

This is such a cute DIY. I need to make time to check out this new line, I love Martha!! Also, those glass dogs are so sweet, are they wintage?xoxo

Little Miss Southern said...

How cute!! I love it! I'm going to check out Staples asap!!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I love the frame, that is such a great idea! Great picture of the two of you guys as well! Hope your day is going well!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Great finds and I love what you did with that picture and saying. So sweet!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Great idea with the bookplate. I have to replenish stock at Staples soon. MS always has amazing products.

danielle p. said...

love all this!

natasha {schue love} said...

So many cute things...need to check this line out!

gigi123 said...

that is a great idea for the brass frames, just bought them and well they're on my DIY craft list!

Thx for sharing!

Frank George said...

Isn’t it amazing that you are able to decorate your office the Martha Stewart way? Her collections really are amazing! They can make your working area look cute and neat. That, and it can make working really fun, and provide the momentary distraction you might need from time to time. Cheers!

Frank George @ Dutch Hollow Supplies