I went to Savers today and found this shabby plain desk organizer. I was in the market for one, so I thought about it and decided to give it a makeover. I got it for $3.99. Then I went to Michael's and got some sky blue paint for 1.19. Then I got some stickers from K&C Company that were fake hardware stickers. They work great and look like the real thing. I also got a sponge brush for .39. Total cost: under $6.00 with tax.
Here it is all laid out on an extra piece of cardboard from an Ikea box. First I sanded everything I could get to.
Then I painted it with 2 coats of the sky blue paint. After it dried, I put on the hardware stickers. They look great and are actually pretty sturdy.
Then I made labels to fit inside of the stickers by hand stamping them. I really like how it looks with my milk glass planter. ICE BLUE is my new favorite color...
What do you think? I found other desk organizers that were remotely stylish for over $25.00. I would say this is a SUCCESS!