Office Design: 3 DIY Projects from 1 Bag of Concrete

Want to refresh your office? Create these three concrete pieces that tie a room together!

Office design isn’t just about looks — although I do like pretty things! It’s also about getting work done.

A lot of studies show a connection between a comfortable work environment and increased productivity. Of course, if you’re like me, a comfortable work environment means an attractive one!

I like to design rooms with character, and my latest concrete creations take three home office essentials — drawer pulls, the pen cup and the phone stand — and gives them some personality.

Cute and functional? That’s my kind of project. Follow along if you’re ready for an office refresh!


  • Quikrete Countertop Mix
  • 5-gallon Bucket (1)
  • Small Masonry Trowel
  • 60-, 80- and 120-Grit Sandpaper
  • 2 Chemical-Resistant Gloves
  • Ice Cube Trays for Water Bottles (2)
  • 1/4″-20 Coupling Nuts
  • Rubber Mallet
  • 2 Plastic Cups
  • Paper Clips
  • Coupling Nuts
  • Safety Glasses
  • Duct Tape

Notes: Always wear pants, a long-sleeve shirt, safety glasses and gloves while working with concrete mix.

Also, I created all three of these projects from one bag of concrete mix. I mixed the concrete and prepped each project’s form, one after the other, to stay efficient.

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