August 11, 2011

Desk Organizer from a Breadbox DIY Makeover with Black and White Stripes and a Clock Face!

desk organization French country
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.

wood breadbox vintage
This is how it Mom gave it to me...thanks Mom!

desk organizer from a breadbox
I looked around my bins of goodies and came up with a plan.

desk organizer diy
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 
Pet Portrait for my Mom and Dad :)

large wood macrame beads
I used wood macrame beads for the feet....

vintage metal drawer pull
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.

decorative metal piece from vintage 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.

black desk organizer diy
I painted it all in black but did a little distressing here and there...

striped organizer
I painted the placemat with black and white stripes and heavily distressed it
then added an old clock face on the front.

striped desktop organizer
This piece is sold.
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  1. WOW!! Love what you did with the bread box. Your creative mind at work again. Beautiful!

  2. That is cool! Functional and cute~it doesn't get better than that! Good work!

  3. great repurpose lucy! Love the addition of the clock.


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