April 27, 2016

Brand Spankin' New Desk Organizer!

This project was a must do over…I made the Original Desk Organizer 3 years ago. It stayed pretty organized, for the most part. But now I have a beautiful brand spankin' new shiny one!
Cereal Boxes to DO

Can you believe that desk organizer is made with cereal boxes? The Original Post I did went crazy viral all over Pinterest! At least viral for me… it’s had over 373,000 hits.

Here's a fun video I made! You can see me make the new one in less than a minute!

Now, I'll show you a bit slower.... :)

It all started because of my chronic shoulder issues... I needed to relocate my keyboard into the drawer. That way it will be at a better height for me. The drawer is pretty cool because it's made for the keyboard, the front of it unlocks and opens up. :)

You know this getting old stuff is for the birds! I’ve been also having knee issues. “Runner’s knee” is what they call it. I’ve been doing physical therapy for 2 months now and I’m finally finding some relief! Yay! Now, the shoulder…idk it may need a bit more than therapy. I’ve been doing that at home for years…it keeps the pain just at bay.

Anyway… so here’s what the desk looked like before. See how I kept the keyboard higher on top of the desk.
Old Desk organizer
Like I said mostly organized, but it was in need of some purging.

I actually used some of the old pieces for this organizer and made some new ones. It really helps to save all sorts of boxes.
New Configuration
Be sure to measure your space, so everything fits nicely.

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The supplies you’ll need to finish this project:
Cereal boxes or raisin, granola, oatmeal... any sort of box will work.
Mod Podge
Wrapping paper (This one is similar to what I found)

Look around, you may find a great deal like I did! I found this awesome heavy weight wrapping paper on clearance at Target awhile back for $.88! It worked perfect! It adhered beautifully and I didn’t have to go over the top of it with Mod Podge. It didn’t even wrinkle at all. I loved working with it.

I found it easier to cut all of the pieces first. It takes a bit of time to figure which sides will show and the best way to cover.
Cut Paper

Next, it’s time to glue. This went so quick!

I’m in love with this gorgeous gold paper!

Glue, glue, glue and then…. Voile’! Your done!  Yeah, I know this pic is blurry… I was taking it with my remote, and I actually wanted the boxes to come in clear.

Now, it’s time to set up the organizers.
Desk Organizer Complete
So much better, don’t you think?! And my shoulder thanks me! :)

Cereal Boxes to Desk Organizer… Simple and Cheap!!
Cereal Boxes to DO

I've done several of these type of organizers in all sorts of drawers!

DIY Drawer Organizer from cereal boxes

Junk Drawer Organizer
Easy Cheap Way to Organize Drawers

Kitchen Utensil Drawer
Kitchen Utensil Drawer Organizer for $1

Vanity Drawer
Vanity Drawer Organizer

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Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!