trashy office decor
I have a new volunteer job once a week - I work in a continuation high school- yes, these are the kids with so many problems that they have to go to a special school.
So here's the deal- I do have an office, but I can only furnish it with things that don't matter if they are stolen, vandalized, etc. Perfect shabby chic/trash to treasure situation, because the students don't see the furnishings as valuable. So far, I have beat up but colorfully spray painted wicker chairs with pillows I made from bright cloth scraps. I didn't even sew them, just wrapped the cloth like a package over pillow forms I got at a yard sale and duct taped them on the back.
I found an old dresser drawer which I painted white and put four drawer pulls on the bottom as feet. This holds my folders. Bulletin board - a 3 by 4 foot piece of foam insulation, covered with bright gingham cloth I got free at a yard sale.
For a brochure rack: a big shutter. I taped cardboard over the back so the brochures don't fall through.
If anybody has any more ideas, please send them along. Thanks!