fixin’ up the 8 to 5


I work in a boring, gray office that has zero stimulation, so I decided to get festive! One of my coworkers got a new chair mat and was going to throw out the tall box it came in. I immediately swooped in & took the box back to my office to create my fireplace. I found a monitor box to create the surround & covered both boxes in print outs of a brick wall. Then, I used the lid from a box of copy paper to make the mantel. After adding a fireplace screensaver and various Christmas-y accoutrements across the top, my ugly office is party central! I should bring marshmallows! Lol

41 thoughts on “fixin’ up the 8 to 5

  1. Suzie says:

    Totally, totally AWESOME!!!

  2. sue says:

    that is TOTALLY,TOTALLY, TOTALLY A WONDERFUL IDEA, love it, iust love it!!!!

  3. Besides being cuter than cute, this idea is a brilliant use of materials and space – great decorating!!

    🙂 Linda

  4. Kris says:

    Oh, this is soooooo cute!!! You are very creative!!

  5. Amanda K says:

    Love this idea. Great way to recycle!

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  7. Super cool! Love it 🙂

  8. Debbi says:

    That is so cool, great idea to go from drab to fab.

  9. Tamara says:

    Hey – I’m back! I made my own computer fireplace. Scroll all the way down on this post to see a picture of it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. danajosei says:

    This is totes fantastic

  11. Sarah says:

    Totally cute! But that picture on the mantle at first glance I thought it was a picture of me and my mother 30 years ago. Lol

  12. misskitty79 says:

    Goodness, I wonder where I’m going to find paper w/ a faux brick print on it!

  13. Joseph White says:

    Your IT department needs a revamp. The computer still runs Windows XP. That is still not even supported by Microsoft anymore. Hasn’t been for more than a year now.

  14. Rose says:

    Really cute, very clever, where did you find fire place on computer? Looks really neat.

  15. wenddie says:

    You are very creative! Looks awesome.

  16. Kirstie says:

    OMG, this is the coolest!

  17. Shari Braun says:

    Where can I find the brick looking paper:-)

  18. Peggy Johnson says:

    I’ll expect to see this on Thanksgiving (:

  19. Jill says:

    This is super adorable.
    I am totally going to do this! I have two monitors, so hopefully, it will still look cute.

  20. Randy Mandel says:

    Where can I buy one

  21. Late To the Party says:

    CANNOT WAIT to do this to my desk!

    Too funny!

  22. Shirley says:


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  24. Nicole says:

    how do I get the brick pattern? is there a website?

  25. Anna Turner says:

    I had done something similar a few years back, and used this screensaver-
    It’s about as realistic a fireplace as I could find for the computer- complete with sounds.

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  28. Anna says:

    SO, SO COOL!!!

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