Regenerate your workspace in sixty minutes…

Hello friends!

February is kinda kicking my butt. Already.

I have a ton of University work, the weather is just horrible and the tube strike makes travelling through London the equivalent of trying to swim through treacle… difficult, sticky and not as fun as you thought it would be. Anyway, I’ve sort of been hibernating in my room (hence the slight lack of blogs, I just haven’t been getting out much!) and in order to try and snap myself out of this February fugue, I decided to refresh the space around me with a quick and simple project.

I chose the huge pinboard which sits above my desk as it’s the focal point of my room, but I’d love to see this done with bookcases, gallery walls or even mantelpieces, it’s so easy to switch up items you already own to give your most loved spaces a fresh lease of life!

Here’s how the board looked before:

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I had used a ton of Printstagram prints to fill up the space, but I decided to use these elsewhere, so I pulled everything off the board and sorted through it. I had a lot of tickets, notes and photos which I treasure but don’t necessarily want to display, so I tucked them away in one of my many, many ‘sentimental paper’ folders (yes, I own a tragic amount of the stuff and wouldn’t throw it out for the world!), replacing it with other bits and bobs I’ve collected.

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I also printed out this calendar which I was able to quickly put together myself using images from the internet and the Word program on my computer. (It was much easier than I thought and I love the personal touch! You could also print out a calendar printable, such as this one or this one, and the one which I made can be downloaded by clicking the following link: Calendar Template)

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Then it was a case of pinning everything back up (I used small paper grips to add a bit more texture, and to save me from punching pin holes in my photos) in a fresh new layout, and voila! My room looks refreshed, and I’ve got a great new way to display my photos, jewellery and calendar which makes me smile every time I walk into my room.

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I highly recommend taking just sixty minutes to revitalise your workspace.. what could be simpler?

I hope February is better from here on out – or maybe I need to stop being such a wimp 😉

Big Love, PV x