Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on revamping my office nook and desk space at home. I wanted to add a touch (or lots of touches lol) of glam to the desk area so I coordinated some of my existing desk accessories with copper spray paint. Acrylic and gold/rose gold/copper accessories are really trending right now and I love it! Chic desk accessories make working so much more fun! Don’t you agree?
I had a variety of different containers and just added touches of copper to most of them. I didn’t want to go overboard with the matching so I tried to keep the copper to a minimum on the acrylic/clear plastic containers in particular. My home office board on Pinterest provided some inspiration.
DIY Copper Desk Accessories
Just a few steps are necessary to achieve the look.
Desk accessories and containers
Metallic Spray paint (I used copper)
I gathered the items I wanted to update:
Next, I taped off the areas to be painted
Then I used cling wrap to cover the sections that wouldn’t be painted to protect them. For the magazine holder, I tried out the Glad grip… but regretted using it since it left a sticky residue in some places on the acrylic holder. I was very sad about this… sigh. So I switched to cling wrap for all the other items.
I sprayed each item with several light coats of paint, allowing them to dry for a few minutes between each coat. I wanted varying degrees of coverage because once I started spray painting them, I found the copper seemed a little darker than I had anticipated. And I didn’t want to darken my new marble desktop (you’ll see a post on that soon!).
I even spray-painted some giant paperclips I had on hand. lol
For the glass bowl, I used clear sealant since it would be handled directly whenever I needed to use or move the bowl. I didn’t seal the other items since the paint was on the bottom or in areas I wouldn’t need to touch.
I left everything to cure for a couple of days although overnight would usually suffice.
I haven’t re-organised my desk supplies as yet so this is a sneak peek of how everything looks at the moment.
Like I mentioned in my initial Organize With Me post (you’ll see the scary before photos), these were the things I needed to tackle in the space:
- Create a filing system
Get a desk planner
- Get a proper desk chair
Organize desk accessories
- DIY Wall Grid (in progress)
- Reorganize drawers in credenza
Storage for printer Cover desktop with marble contact paper(post coming soon)
- Paint credenza
As you can see, I still have some major things to do to complete the revamp. Fingers crossed, I’ll be able to finish these before the end of the month. I love how the copper accessories turned out and with the marble, everything instantly looks super chic. I’m already excited to see how everything turns out!
Are you into the copper trend? Let me know in the comments.
Feel free to pin any of the images