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Thrift Store Desktop Organizer

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I love the hunt….you know the kind that might involve dust, dirt and a little grime. You know…the thrift store!

It's time for another thrift store makeover.

Monthly thrift store makeover challenge with your favorite bloggers!

 

Monthly thrift store makeover challenge with your favorite bloggers!

 

Along with this group of talented ladies, I'm sharing my challenge for the month: A desktop Organizer

 

Wow! This thrift store piece was turned into a stylish desktop organizer with a can of spray paint!

 

I purchased this piece at the Restore in Southport, NC last Labor Day weekend. It has been sitting waiting to be turned into something fresh. Something that is worthy of moving into the house.

 

Wow! This thrift store piece was turned into a stylish desktop organizer with a can of spray paint!

 

I bought a small bag of small appliques at the craft store and just glued one with wood glue to cover up the hole at the top. It was probably used to hang it on a wall.

 

Wow! This thrift store piece was turned into a stylish desktop organizer with a can of spray paint!

 

I then spray painted the organizer with 2 coats of white spray paint with a built-in primer with a flat finish.

 

Wow! This thrift store piece was turned into a stylish desktop organizer with a can of spray paint!

 

I distressed just the edges with my palm sander. Notice that I used the same hardware. I really wanted to use card catalog pulls and still may replace them if I ever come across them cheap! The ones I saw online were $7 and up. Nope!

 

Wow! This thrift store piece was turned into a stylish desktop organizer with a can of spray paint!

 

Now it really reminds me of those expensive pieces form Pottery Barn and Ballard.

 

Wow! This thrift store piece was turned into a stylish desktop organizer with a can of spray paint!

 

I applied one coat of clear wax and buffed to a slight sheen.

 

Wow! This thrift store piece was turned into a stylish desktop organizer with a can of spray paint!

 

The little drawers are perfect for holding office supplies. 

It would also be handy in a craft or sewing room.

You could even use it to store jewelry.

 

Wow! This thrift store piece was turned into a stylish desktop organizer with a can of spray paint!

 

Looking for some more thrift store inspiration? Check out the other projects from these amazing ladies!

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17 Comments

  1. Thanks so much, Mary Ellen! I am still using it to this day on my desk. It’s great for office supplies!

  2. I absolutely LOVE the what You did with the little box–LOVE the little white drawer handles–I think that you should keep it like that!! It looks amazing!!

  3. Great ideas here, I love the tip about the focus on doors. They can make such a dramatic difference, yet I never would have thought of it, thanks.

  4. This is just lovely! I would never think of having a desktop organizer before but now I am in love! I really like the clean design and that the paint on the edges is a bit scratched – like this it looks really stylish! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thanks so much, Sonya! Hated for the pulls to be more than what I paid for the piece. LOL!

  6. Thanks so much, Kim!!! You know how one project leads to many more. I’ve decided to redo my office/mudroom space! LOL!

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