Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Super Sweet Organizer - on the Cheap!






I am a lover of containers of any kind...and an even bigger fan of organization. I recently stumbled across this "file" box at a local outlet store. It was a pretty enough blue color, not exactly what I wanted, but since it was only $7.00 I grabbed it up anyway. I loved the staggered tiers for files, papers, notes. AND it had one drawer as well. A keeper.

...I found some paint in the garage....a shade of white...and I started painting. The first coat showed thick brush strokes, so after it dried I added a second coat that I applied with a soft cloth, rubbing it on in a smoother coat. Once the second coat dried, I used coarse sand paper and heavily distressed the edges and the drawer pull. Once I was happy with the level of distressing I took a finer sanding block and rubbed over the entire box to smooth things out. A final coat of minwax, in clear and it was finished. I LOVE IT.






It will be the perfect addition to the art studio....






6 comments:

Sandi Keene said...

Organizers are supreme! Love this!

BECKY said...

Love it Rae! I have one that has a natural finish that if I get a little chunk of time, I will have to change!! Yours turned out so great!!
Love your pics too!!

HUGS!!
Becky

Michelle said...

Very nice..Looks Great!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i love the original blue color but the distressed white is magnifique rae! you do have a way of transforming ordinary things into extraordinary things. well done! Happiest WW to you! your parcel was in the post today. i hope you will be happy with it all mon amie! :) i am anxious to hear the "back story!"

Petite Michelle Louise said...

P..> The word verification thingy had me spell out
"t-a-b-l-e" funny...

classic • casual • home said...

This is making me want to dress up my organizer!

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