Hi and welcome back. Today is one of my favorite days of the month. Probably because this challenge is so near and dear and what I do often here on Michelle James Design. It is the Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge! Yay. Today I am showing you my newest makeover. My DIY office organization station.
Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | Domestically Creative Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Sue | A Purdy Little House Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Kimm | Reinvented Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Sara | Twelve on Main
Kim | Farmhouse Made Toni | Small Home Soul Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Marie | DIY Adulation Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Leanna | Of Faerie and Fauna Denise | My Thrifty House Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Michelle | Michelle James Designs
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DIY Office Organization Station
I was pretty excited to see this in my garage one day. I received a Facebook message from my friend Julie saying she was going to drop off a couple of tables. Well, she did that but left this cute, little magazine rack too. Well, I guess it is a magazine rack. I loved it right from the start even though it looked like this.
It didn’t always looks this dusty. It has been sitting in my garage for quite some time. Even though I didn’t purchase it from a thrift store it still qualifies as an upcycle.
There were only a couple of steps to this upcycle. It was one of the easiest makeovers I have ever done.
A Little Repair
Two of the legs/feet were loose so I glued them back on first with some wood glue. After that it was just paint.
A Little Paint
I got out the HomeRight paint sprayer for this one. It literally took a couple of minutes for each coat. Then I touched up a few places with the brush that the sprayer missed.
After the paint was dry I used a sanding block and distressed a bit of the paint. I love this part.
Adding Bookplate Label Holders
Jeff, of course, added the little bookplates for me. I had these left over from my Craft Organization project and I love, love, love them. They are from D. Lawless Hardware if you want to get some of your own!
After that….voila! So easy and done.
I spend a lot of time on my laptop sitting on this sofa and I needed a little organization station. It isn’t fully organized yet because I need to use it for a while. Then I will add the labels in the bookplates.
What do you think?
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Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit all off the other projects.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!