Hello and welcome to Drawn to DIY!
Last week, I posted a refreshing drink recipe with Matcha.
Today, I'm sharing simple and modern organizers for your desk space.
Since I started blogging last May, my work space has gone through a lot of changes. For one, I now have a work space! Initially, I made use of our dining table, clothing rack, even our bed, and while searching for a small something among other big somethings was sooo much fun, I eventually bought a desk. The only thing I didn't realize is that having a desk sort of backfired. My huge pile of "blog stuff" previously resting on the floor or dresser, simply transferred to my desk...and it's getting bigger!
So for this week's DIY, I decided to tackle organization. I'm taking things slow and starting with the basics—file sorter, pen holder, and desk planter.
I chose to go with a mid-century modern theme by using wood and white. If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I love this kind of design/style at the moment. I say "at the moment" because I really can't decide at times between mid-century modern and Scandinavian. They're both so beautiful! On the other hand, this dilemma is convenient since I don't have to invest in expensive pieces for the time being, and I get to do a DIY until I decide. Ha!
- Wood Con-tact paper
- White cardstock paper
- White cardboard file sorters (I got mine from Ikea, 4 for $0.99)
- Square cardboard boxes (I got mine from the dollar store, 2 for $0.99)
- Scissors / X-Acto knife
Steps for the file sorter:
- Assemble a cardboard file sorter and lay it out on top of the back of the Con-tact paper.
- Trace the cardboard file sorter making sure to get all four sides (not the bottom). Cut out.
- Measure 1" from the bottom, and cut the strip to use for later.
- Slowly peel and stick the Con-tact paper onto the file sorter. Make sure the top edges/curves line up. An inch of white file sorter should still be seen from the bottom.
- Repeat the steps for as many file sorters you want.
Steps for the pen holder and desk planter:
- Wrap both square cardboard boxes using white cardstock paper.
- For the pen holder, use the Con-tact paper strip leftover from making the file sorter (step 3). Peel and stick onto the top of the box.
- For the desk planter, cut out Con-tact paper triangles. Since my box is 3x3", I cut out four triangles (one for each side of the box) and each is 3" in length and height. Peel and adhere onto the box.
I really like the look of wood and white, if you ask me. Not only is this look simple and modern, but it's also a welcomed alternative to the usual black and white I would normally choose. It also gives my desk an illusion of "clean" which really does encourage me to work better...and feel guilty if I mess it up!
Do you like the look of wood and white? Do you have any organization tips you'd like to share (please)?