Create an Elegant Customized Organizer

I dressed up this wooden desk organizer to create some pretty storage in my kitchen. You could use it for a bathroom, office or craft space also! I love tea – and throwing tea parties – so this is perfect for me. This project was inspired by a reel I saw on Instagram, and now I can’t remember the exact source, so if you see it, please let me know!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • wooden desk organizer
  • Stain/ diluted paint
  • Dressy cabinet handles. I had the larger pulls left over from making this sideboard and customizing this china cabinet. The smaller knobs are from the vintage Thomasville bedroom set I found. That set was missing some hardware, so I had to buy new handles, but I kept the originals, of course! and painted them to coordinate with the other handles.
  • Decorative paper to line the drawers
  • clear contact paper to protect the drawer liners

Here’s how to do it:

  • Remove the drawers and stain them to match the outside
  • Add new hardware
  • Cut paper to line the drawers and protect with clear contact paper
  • Fill with your favorite teas, art supplies, toiletries, or whatever!


Julie AKA “Jewels”

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