Thrift Store Farmhouse Desk Organizer Makeover
For every minute you spend organizing, an hour is earned. – Benjamin Franklin
Welcome, Salvage Friends! Today we are SUPER thrilled to have Christina share this gorgeous farmhouse desk organizer makeover. Last month she hit out of the park with this transformation and now this 😲…
Hello, Salvage Sister and Mister fans! It’s Christina from Christina Faye Repurposed. Great to be here again to share my latest upcycle project with you all.
While visiting my local thrift store, I noticed several people pick up this interesting looking trinket box. By the time I made it to the aisle another customer was examining it so I stood patiently behind her pretending to look at other items. Once she placed it back on the shelf, I picked it up immediately. It was a rather ugly organizer with outdated colors.
The plus side was it had great curves and was in great condition. The price was $4.99, but it was the Color of the Day, so it was half off which meant I only paid $2.50. I was thrilled that it was going home with me! I was thrilled that it was going home with me!
After staring at it for a few days, I decided it would make an awesome desk organizer. It had several compartments on top and an adorable drawer that pulled out, how cute! We all can use a little organizing, right?
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- Waverly Chalk Paint in White
- Spray Polycrylic
- 220 Grit Sandpaper, a block works well for this
- Wooster Silvertip Paintbrush
- Cricut Machine (or a stencil or transfer of your choice)
FARMHOUSE DESK ORGANIZER HOW TO:
- First, the drawer was removed and then the entire piece was wiped down with a Lysol wipe.
- I gave the box three coats of chalk paint, allowing an hour dry time in between coats.
- Once the paint was completely dry I lightly distressed the box with 220 grit sandpaper paying special attention to the awesome curves.
- After the painting was over, I decided the drawer needed a bit of glam. I used my Cricut Machine to create a vinyl design. You can use stencils for this as well or even a small furniture transfer.
- After the vinyl design was applied, I gave the entire box one coat of spray Polycrylic to seal.
Isn’t this the cutest desk organizer? I have all my pens, pads and sticky notes all in one place now, not scattered out!
I challenge you to visit your local thrift store, find a piece, and get creative!
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