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DIY Office Organization Station

DIY Office Organization Station

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.

 

Office organization that is portable and ready to pick up and move where you are is awesome. I spend a lot of time working on the sofa so to have a DIY office organization station next to me is perfect! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

 

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • 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.

 

Office organization that is portable and ready to pick up and move where you are is awesome. I spend a lot of time working on the sofa so to have a DIY office organization station next to me is perfect! - www.michellejdesigns.com

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.

Some Distressing

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.

 

Office organization that is portable and ready to pick up and move where you are is awesome. I spend a lot of time working on the sofa so to have a DIY office organization station next to me is perfect! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Office organization that is portable and ready to pick up and move where you are is awesome. I spend a lot of time working on the sofa so to have a DIY office organization station next to me is perfect! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Office organization that is portable and ready to pick up and move where you are is awesome. I spend a lot of time working on the sofa so to have a DIY office organization station next to me is perfect! - www.michellejdesigns.com

Office organization that is portable and ready to pick up and move where you are is awesome. I spend a lot of time working on the sofa so to have a DIY office organization station next to me is perfect! - www.michellejdesigns.com

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?

If you like it…don’t forget to pin it!

 

Office organization that is portable and ready to pick up and move where you are is awesome. I spend a lot of time working on the sofa so to have a DIY office organization station next to me is perfect! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit all off the other projects.

Michelle

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Barb M.

Saturday 28th of April 2018

I love all things about this--the rack itself, the use of it, the color and bin labels! I'll be on the lookout for something like this for next to my chair in the living room. I have a small "office" area, but this would contain the ever existing pile of mail, reading, notebooks, garden plans and more! I've been thinking about a paint sprayer too, as the cans don't always do a nice job. I have an old wood two level magazine rack in my project pile, but haven't seen one like this--it was a super find! Great upcycle!

Michelle

Saturday 28th of April 2018

Thank you. You will love a paint sprayer if you get one. I have totally fallen for the HomeRight one. It is my favorite. You do have to thin the paint but after a while you get used to how thin it needs to be and it becomes easy peasy!

Carolann

Thursday 7th of September 2017

I love the color! It looks like a beautiful transformation, Michelle. I love organizing my papers and books and this looks like the perfect solution!

Michelle

Thursday 7th of September 2017

Thanks Carolann. It is working out perfectly and I love it.

Leanna

Saturday 2nd of September 2017

This is absolutely perfect for beside the couch. I like you work during the day downstairs, but the evenings are spent upstairs on the couch with the laptop.

The downstairs is organized but it would be super handy to have something exactly like this for upstairs a well.

Great makeover especially the little label hardware.

Michelle

Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Hi Leanna! Thank you. These little book plate holders are my favorite and I love D. Lawless Hardware. They really made it look "office official" LOL!

Pili

Friday 1st of September 2017

It is not only beautiFul, but it is Useful too. I work from the sofa most of the time and it's great to have your stuff tidy but on hand. I have thw same label pulls and love them, they look great in your oRganizer

Michelle

Friday 1st of September 2017

Thank you Pili! I really do love it and I am glad I am not the only one who works from the sofa!

Debrashoppeno5

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

I love this idea. Right now I have my stuff in a basket on the coffee table in the den. It is driving me crazy. This will keep everything organized yet out of the way and pretty to look at.

Michelle

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Thank you! There is always stuff everywhere...right? I needed it pretty bad too. Good luck!

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