Cheap Challenge: $50 Desk Makeovers!

Photo by: Photographed by Erin Yamagata, R29
Chloe Daley, editorial production assistant - The Dollar Store

"Some people thought I got the short end of the stick having to go to the dollar store, ... more 
Photo by: Photographed by Erin Yamagata, R29
Chloe Daley, editorial production assistant - The Dollar Store

"Some people thought I got the short end of the stick having to go to the dollar store, but secretly, I was pumped!" less 
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Tue, Mar 26, 2013 4:50 PM EDT
Photographed by Erin Yamagata, Refinery29

You probably know its facets and features better than you know your best friend's. It's been witness to some of your most genius moments, as well as your most brain-dead. You spend a quarter of your life in front of it. So, if your desk at work doesn't make you happy, you're doing it wrong.

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However, an office space makeover doesn't mean selling your soul to Dieter Rams and Brookstone. For just $50, you can take the barest of corporate spaces and transform it into a nook that feels more like you. We had three of our editors hit three shops - IKEA, Kmart, and a run-of-the-mill dollar store - to give a sad setup a bit of a lift. Go ahead, pick a favorite.

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