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A Robotic Home Office Makeover

A home office receives a funky but funtional makeover, complete with a graphic wall design that doubles as a functional chalkboard and magnetic workspace.

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  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

This office makeover includes a paint palette with warm gray-green walls, a color that complements the vintage wood tones in the room. A painted circle on one wall utilizes chalk and magnetic paint, creating an artistic yet functional work area. A window with a bad view becomes artistic with pale yellow Plexiglas? panels decorated with mathematical equations and battered desktop is smoothed out with auto putty and painted with shiny aluminum paint.

Create an artistic and functional home office.

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    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

How to Paint Walls for a Robotic Office

A home office gets a funky but functional makeover, complete with a graphic wall design that doubles as a functional chalkboard and magnetic workplace.

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    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy

A Decorative Wall Circle with Functionality

The office wall gets a functional and decorative paint treatment that doubles as a work area. Composed of triangles of chalk and magnetic paint, the painted circle will break up the rectangular panels in the room.

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  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

How to Transform a Desk with Aluminum Paint

Give a drab desk a whole new look by painting it with aluminum paint.

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    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy

How to Create an Original Window Treatment

Learn how to create an original window treatment -- inspired by a scientific mind -- using a permanent marker, paint and paper towels.

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    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy

How to Paint Shelves for a Robotic Office

The robotic office/workshop is almost complete: the walls, window and desk have all been refreshed with innovative paint treatments. Now all that's left is painting the raw wood display shelves.

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