Thursday, May 19, 2011

DECLUTTERING CUBBY

I FOUND THIS LITTLE 6 HOLE CUBBY AT
THE THRIFT STORE FOR 2.92
AND I GRABBED IT UP

IT'S MEANT TO BE PUT ON THE WALL BUT I THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE CUTE
AS A DESKTOP ORGANIZER, LAYING DOWN.
I ALWAYS HAVE THINGS
LAYING AROUND ON MY DESK WITHOUT A HOME.
SO IM GOING TO USE IT TO HOUSE ALL MY DESKTOP CLUTTER
I ADDED A CUP DRAWER PULL ON THE FRONT
AND PUT IT UPSIDE DOWN TO HOLD CHALK.

HERE SHE IS...
I PAINTED HER A CUTE GREEN
DISTRESSED HER AND SHE NOW HOLDS
SCISSORS, MY LETTER OPENERS , STAPLER,
PENS, MARKERS, NOTE PAPER,
PAPER CLIPS...ETC




WHATCHA THINK? NOT BAD
FOR LESS THAN $3.00 RIGHT...



49 comments:

  1. That is a great idea;)
    Love the green, so cute!
    Lovely greetings...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

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  2. Wow, it's so pretty! I love desk organizers & this is such a great idea! Thanks for the blog visit and nice comment :)

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  3. Very cute AND practical, love it !

    Julie

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  4. This is a very cute idea. I like... With love from The Victorian Rabbit

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  5. OMG that is exactly what I've been looking for! What a great idea to use that cubbie thing and putting it on the desk! I love this! Great job my friend!
    Susan

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  6. It is perfect! I NEED to start shopping at the thrift stores!

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  7. How did you ever get such a good idea? That is fantastic.

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  8. I LOVE it!!! It looked bigger in the original pic, so I was trying to figure out how that would work.

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  9. This is PERFECT and I love what you did with the finish. What color did you use??

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  10. Now that is just too adorable!

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  11. Very cute & original, Lauren!

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  12. What a clever idea why I love blogging!!!

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  13. It's perfect! I love how you added the handle so that decorative piece at the top has a purpose. Great find!!

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  14. Smart idea and I love the hardware you chose - looks great!

    Emily

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  15. Awesome! I have one of those, I'm going to do this! Love the handle on it. That's thinking 'outside the bubble', girl!!

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  16. I love it! I am currently working on transforming my spare bedroom into a home office/craft room. This is a wonderful idea to keep things organized!! You did a beautiful job!

    MotherNatureInspired.blogspot.com

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  18. Great idea.. I found one of those @ a yard sale last month but I painted mine & added eye hooks to it it (5 per cubbie) & now it holds all my ear rings.. now if I find another one I will have a good use for it too

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  19. It's fantastic! I love the color and the chalk holder is a great touch!

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  20. Great idea turning it on it's side! I LOVE it!! Thanks for linking up at the Sassy Sites Free For All party! When you get a chance, come back by and see what we've done for the American Crafter's competition... and maybe vote for us too! *wink*

    xoxo!
    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  21. LOVE it! What is the name of the green you used?

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

    www.inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  22. Wonderful idea! I love the chalk holder.

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  23. Good morning!! You were featured today! Come by and grab a button! xoxo!!

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  24. Girl! that's just precious! Very clever reuse! Best,Vicki

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  25. Well it's MORE than 'not bad'! It's fantastic -- don't you just love using things in a way they were not originally meant to be use!? Love the color and the drawer pull/chalk holder!

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  26. I WANT ONE TOO!!! Thanks for giving me a reason to shop ;)

    Michelle at Pine Needle Hill

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  27. Looks fantastic! Love the colour and the draw pull addition for the chalk is fantastic!

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  28. This is such a great idea!

    Hi, I'm your newest follower over from the hop, Hope you can stop by sometime.

    Have a wonderful Monday!

    Cindy

    Purple Froggie Clay Stuff

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  29. You are one talented lady! I would have never thought of using it that way, I love it! Came out so cute with the green paint and the chalk holder. Thank you for sharing it on Masterpiece Monday, Mary :O)

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  30. Just came across your blog, can tell that I will be spending many - many hours dreaming here!

    This is just AWESOME!!! LOVE IT!!!

    You are BRILLIANT!!

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  31. I love what you did with this, such a great idea, and thinking outside the box sure works! Love also what you did with the handle, so clever, and it's such a pretty color too, well done, tami

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  32. Super cute! Your chalk-holder is inspired. ;-)

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  33. Hi Lauren,
    Love how this turned out. I would have never thought about using the cubby this way! It now looks perfect as a desk organizer and the addition of the hardware for the chalk was genius!
    Jane

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  34. Love it , Lauren! You are so smart! Thanks for linking up at The Ivy Cottage Blog for Say What? Tuesday!
    Thanks,
    Amanda

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  35. Hi Lauren~

    Love the cubby & the color is makes it super neat!! Invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :)

    ~Christina~

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  36. That turned out great. I love cubbies!! I found you from Blue Cricket Design's link party. I'd love you to link up to my link party if you'd like. It is still open.

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  37. i love this idea, lauren! it is so much more functional.

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  38. I love cubbies! I buy them from thrift stores and then wonder what to do with them. I love what you did with this one and I may borrow your idea for one I found recently. It may end up holding sewing tools!

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  39. wow, you snagged another great deal! Like the handle you added on!

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  40. love this!! we are featuring you AGAIN!!! great job! LOVE IT. very creative use! Love that color too!

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  41. I love this! That cubbies twin is in my pile of things that do not yet have a purpose. Now you've given me a wonderful project to use it with.

    www.theoldblockhouse.blogspot.com

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  42. Beautiful! Love what you've done with it.

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  43. Very practical! I Like the re purpose you apply in here! versátil! Smart! And so cute! Congrats good Job!

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  44. Love this little cubby and how inspired to put the handle on the side that holds chalk. Great makeover ~ Cindy

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