Thursday, December 27, 2012

Desk storage

Don't we all  love need some storage!
I know I do.
I am working on a desk area just for me and my little business.
I need a place to put my stuff, crafting tools, packing material and such.
So I pulled out few cans-containers from my stash (I just can't get myself to throw those out)

got some textured wallpaper (that I had for years)
got some dropcloth scraps and my faithful hot glue gun.
First of all, cut the fabric and paper to size. I added numbers to the dropcloth before gluing.
Now is the time to glue it on.
See why I need a space just for me? 
This table is getting too crowded for the three arts&crafts lovers!
So here is the finished product.

 Can't show it to you in the actual space, because it's not there...yet.
I will have to start working on an old desk that was my husband's father, and on some wall art.
...for now, I have the storage for the desk ready to go!
Oh happy day, when I will learn not to do things backwards.

before
after

Cost for this project...less than $1 
***for the glue and the small amount of wallpaper used.***

Stay Frugal,

18 comments:

Kelly said...

I love how that project turned out. That's a good way to recycle something you're not using anymore. Love the dropcloth material used and of course the numbers you added. I'm still enjoying the coasters you made for me too. They're alot prettier than the the other ones I have!

Okio B Designs said...

Love them! I definitely need those to help me stay organized. it's my number 1 resolution for 2013!

Jeanine

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Bellissima idea Daniela... Complimenti!

Revi said...

Love the look of these!
-Revi

Cristina Garay said...

You are going to have an organized and pretty workspace! But those artsy-crafty lovers always manage to be right there wherever you go! I love that pic! :)

~ Liz ~ said...

What a patient soul to share your crafting space. Not easy, yet look at what you manage to do under tight working conditions. This is such a great idea. I am glad you posted it. I have several tins from cookies I received that I'll never use as is because I don't like the patterns and colors. I was thinking of painting them, but covering them like this would be another great idea!
Liz

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks for the inspiration, I've got to get organized, too.
Wishing you a happy and blessed new year!
Hugs,
Patti

Art and Sand said...

Darn! I just threw out about 10 cans a friend gave me. They were from some brand of coffee and were sturdy metal cans. I didn't have the space and wasn't sure what I would do with them.

Now you show me a great idea, but I don't have them.

Next time I see her, I will ask if she is still drinking that brand of coffee.

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Dewdrop Gardens said...

These look wonderful...cheap, easy but very effective!
Happy New Year!
Saw you sharing at Debbiedoo's.
Debbie :)

Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

I am in desperate need of extra storage in my craft room. Guess I better start saving some cans. New follower visiting from Debbiedoo's.

Debbiedoo's said...

LOVE LOVE!~ Very cool project. Thank for sharing and Happy New year!

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Great job! I like them very much, they are lovely.
Besos! and Happy 2013!
Silvina

Kristi L (Digital Cake) said...

I love this project! And congrats on the new Etsy shop, I just opened mine in November and it's so exciting!! Best wishes for your shop and I'll be following your blog now that I just discovered you :)

tossedsaladlife said...

These are fabulous, and so affordable. Thanks for sharing the idea!

tossedsaladlife said...

These are fabulous, and so affordable. Thanks for sharing the idea!

twelveOeight said...

These are awesome Dani! I am so making some of these for all of my craft scissors, pens and stuff, you will get the credit for creative genious of course :)

xoxo, Tanya

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

Very thrifty! I like the texture that the drop cloth adds.