Quirky Desk Organizer


When Peggy and I were goodwill shopping I saw this guy and thought it was so fun and quirky.  I wanted to create a quirky desk organizer.

Quirky Desk Organizer - www.michellejdesigns.com

Quirky Desk Organizer

I like to have a place that is handy on my desk for things like paper clips and rubber bands and maybe some fun clips or a couple of my favorite washi tape rolls.  I thought about matching some smaller mason jars to the fun jars to my tinted mason jars but with four kitties in the house I new that having an open jar with rubber bands would not be a good idea.

When I found this I thought some of these items could go in the drawers and it would look quirky and fun on my desk.

I had asked Jeff to remove the drawer pulls and a weird, little finial from the top of the tiny cabinet before I took the first picture.  So picture if you will wooden drawer pulls glued to the front in the shapes of a circle, a square and a flower.  Super cutesy and a little weird for me.  I like quirky but I am going for a more upscale yet fun look for this new office space.

Quirky Desk Organizer - www.michellejdesigns.com

You can see in the picture below where the finial at the top used to be.  It was about 1 3/4 inches tall too.  The entire little cabinet is about 9 or 10 inches tall.  It is so cute.

Quirky Desk Organizer - www.michellejdesigns.com

I used the same chalk paint from my magazine rack re-do and some spray paint for the little wooden knobs.  I wanted a pop of color so I painted the inside of the drawers different colors to match my office and kitchen theme.


Quirky Desk Organizer - www.michellejdesigns.com


Quirky Desk Organizer - www.michellejdesigns.com

The shape is enough of a detail for me so I wanted to keep it fairly simple.  I think I pulled it off.

Quirky Desk Organizer - www.michellejdesigns.com

Memorial Day weekend is when we will be painting and putting the office together so I will have to take more pics and show you how it actually looks in it’s natural habitat.  LOL!

What do you think?  If you like it please share and pin!

Thanks so much.

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  1. Robyn Petrik

    This is such a great find! Love how you’ve painted it, especially the inside of the drawers. Too cute!

    22 . 04 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Robyn. I wanted it to have some sort of color and that is what I came up with. I am glad you like it and I appreciate the comment!

      22 . 04 . 2015
  2. jess

    This turned out so cute! I love the shape of it and the color on the drawers!

    01 . 05 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Jess. It is definitely a different shape and I think that was what I was drawn to in the goodwill shop.

      02 . 05 . 2015

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