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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Junk, Mail, Bills and Pens!

I've got this strange little black hole on my desk, near my computer space.  It's a nothing space, where things go to and hide, and get lost forever.  I've tried a number of ways of organising this space, but as the computer tower sits behind it, most organisers are too tall. 
When I spotted this little organiser at bunnings, I thought that it'd be perfect to turn into a charging station for beside the bed, but alas, it was too low to fit a powerboard underneath it.  *Sigh...*  So I just had to make it into something for myself. 
I kept it simple, because, after all, this is going to be a bit of a workhorse piece of desk furniture.  As I type this, I've had it on my desk about 15 minutes, and it's already nearly full!
The organiser itself is "Woodworx" brand, and it was pretty simple to put together.  Not as refined as I'm used to with the Kaisercraft projects, this has no tabs or slots, and is just held together with glue, but it looks pretty good to me.
I gave it a coat of black spray paint, and then covered the main bits with the gorgeous Calypso paper, from kaisercraft's "Bubblegum Hills" Collection.
I used American Crafts Thickers letter stickers to label each section, and as they were a pale seafoam green, I recoloured them to be silver so they stood out a little bit more.
And then.... I filled it up!  (it's much more full now, than when I took these piccies!)
But it does look much tidier there than it did before! :)
x Rita


Sars said...

Looks great, what a cool idea!

Tara @ Mum-ments said...

Eeeek LOVE this i think i might need to get one too such a fabulous idea hun x

Sewandthecity said...

I am always amazed how you can put something together with glue, paint over it, than use some colourful paper and come up with a thing which is absolutley lovely!

Rita said...

You should try it Irina, you've got a great eye for detail! Papercrafts are so satisfying, because even if you completely botch it, it's just paper, so it's not a huge commitment! Do you have scrapbooking stores where you are?

Bri said...

I adore this Rita! :) Gorge choice in paper too - the colours and text are fab! I'll have to duck to Bunnings on Thursday to pick one of these up and give it a crack on the weekend - I have been meaning to make something like this for a while to add to my front table :)