I just finished this fun little desk organizer using a wooden breadbox
as my starting point. This is the second one I've made, check out the
vintage white desk organizer I made previously.
This is how it started...my Mom gave it to me...thanks Mom!
I looked around my bins of goodies and came up with a plan.
I removed the lid, added brackets for the dividers and used a wooden placemat
for the backboard piece. These are the same placemats I used to paint
a Pet Portrait for my Mom and Dad :)
I used wood macrame beads for the feet....
I used two of the back plate metal pieces from a couple of drawer pulls
to place on either side of the organizer. In this photo I had already scuffed
up the back plate with sandpaper and then remembered to take a pic...
which is why it looks like they aren't even from the same drawer pull.
They started as shiny brass and after scuffing with sandpaper, I left the
finish as is. I thought they added a nice bit of interest on the sides.
I painted it all in black but did a little distressing here and there...
I painted the placemat with black and white stripes and heavily distressed it
then added an old clock face on the front.
This piece is sold.
Thanks for reading about my breadbox makeover!
and Pinterest too!