Project Organization: Counter/Desk organizers

I’d been hearing my co-workers at school talk about these organizers for the bathroom that are made of plates, saucers, and candlesticks.  Since it’s Christmas vacation and they had really good deals at GoodWill (and I needed an organizer for my counter)… I made one too.   I started with this:

I had some burnished copper spray paint on sale from Hobby Lobby, so I painted the candle holder.  Nothing against the silver, I just wanted the metals in my bathroom to be bronze and copper.  Anyway, a little hot glue and several trial and errors later (“center the saucer on the candle holder” is not as easy or quick as it sounds… at least not the way I was doing it) this is what I had:

Factoring in the spray paint, this stand was $6.

The great thing with these types of organizers is that they can really take many different looks.  I made another one for my classroom.  It isn’t as sleek as the one for my bathroom, but there’s something about it that feels whimsical.  Or Charmingly Haphazard.  Hopefully this will help keep the surface of my desk clutter-free throughout the day. And I won’t lose my scotch tape as often.  Or end up with 30+ paperclips on my desk.  Or discarded broken crayons. This one didn’t involve any paint at all.  Grand total was $4.50.

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