Trash to Treasure-Office Storage/Organizer
update a thrift store find for more storage in your home.
Hello, sweet friends!
I’m SUPER excited because today I’m sharing my first DIY of 2020!
And it’s not just any DIY-it’s a Trash to Treasure DIY! Which is, of course, my favorite kind!
I’ve been trying to get my home office better organized this past week, and after trying to plan where everything would go, I realized I needed more storage.
Nothing too big like a piece of furniture. But big enough to hold all the ‘stuff’ that fills up my desk drawer to overflowing.
I’ve searched a few of my favorite office supplies stores online awhile back but didn’t find anything I liked. They were either too big, too expensive or not my style. So I decided to pay my local thrift store a visit and see if I could find something to makeover.
If you shop thrift stores you’ve probably seen these faux wood storage chests or similar jewelry boxes. Whenever I do I usually walk on by. But this chest had four deep drawers (perfect for my needs) and it was small enough to fit in the space I had.
Of course, it would need a complete makeover. But that’s okay.
I love a good makeover. Don’t you?
To start I gathered all my supplies. (Which really wasn’t much!)
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Since I have no plans on hanging the storage chest on the wall, the first step was to remove the hanging brackets on the back.
Next, I took off the knobs so I could paint them.
The entire storage chest needed a good sanding, so that came next. (I used 120 grit) Once everything including the drawer faces was sanded, I used a damp cloth to remove any dust before painting.
This past Christmas I was loving all the blue decor and I want to incorporate more of it into our home, so I chose True Navy this project. I also chose a matte finish as there will be a bit of a sheen on the gold knobs.
The chest, drawers, and pulls all took 2 coats of paint to cover. I allowed drying time in between coats and then let it dry completely for 2 hours before reassembling.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE how the blue and gold look together!
And the chest fits perfectly on the top of my short bookcase.
There is also plenty of storage space for all of my odds and ends office supplies!
I really couldn’t be happier with the way the storage chest turned ou!!!! And it only cost me $5 because I already had the other materials.
As I mentioned you can find different storage chests or cubes like this at any thrift store. Even a larger jewelry box would work. A little paint, maybe some new knobs and you’ve got more storage.
And who doesn’t need more storage?
You could also use this in your bathroom for makeup, your bedroom for jewelry, or the kitchen to store teas bags.
The options are endless!
I hope you enjoyed today’s Trash to Treasure Office Storage/Organizer project!
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Have a FABULOUS day!