Monday, August 17, 2009

A Little Organization

Today we are joining Kim over at Twice Remembered for Make Your Monday. I've already been visiting some of the other gals that linked up and there are some fabulous makeovers over there. If you don't know Kim's blog you will be pleased to find a gold mine of information and major eye candy.

As is often the case I was all set up to start and then almost forgot to take a before picture of my project.

I found this wire organizer at a yard sale over a year ago for $1.00.



Last week while over at Apartment Therapy's Ohdeedoh site, I found this fantastic inspiration picture that immediately sent my mind whirling. Isn't it great. Love the clothes pins in the picture, but didn't get that done and probably won't.

I made a template and traced the shape onto thick cardboard and then painted them with chalkboard paint.
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A quick coat of Dover White spray paint and a little tape, and we have a new organizer for school papers.

After

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Christina

18 comments:

Traci said...

Those are adorable! What a great idea. Perfect for organizing school papers. Thanks for sharing. Love it.
Traci

Embellished Bayou said...

Great job! You are sure to keep everything nice & neat with that.

Cindy said...

Excellent! yay!

Carmen said...

I love this! I *NEED* this! School starts Sept. 8th for us. I must get something like this. The papers during the school year are enough to put me over the edge.

Six in One Hand said...

I really like this!!! Good idea!!! The chalkboard name tags are too cute!

Kitty Scraps said...

What a great idea! I'm loving the chalkboard tags too. You did a great job and I'm sure this project will make life easier once school starts again *smiles*

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great organization baskets! I like your chalkboard labels. Are those mini chalboards, and if so where did you find them? Jackie

Twice Remembered said...

I love this! The chalkboard tag is just the perfect finishing touch. Wonderful job!

Jamie said...

Very nice! The wire organizer is such a great find! I love the chalkboard tags too!

Victoria said...

Love the organizer! What a great idea. I could use a little organization around here!

Maisy said...

that is so stinkin' cute. wow...you did a great job. thanks for sharing~

Julie said...

Looks great!!!

Darlene said...

I LOVE that idea. It turned out great and perfect for organizing all those school papers!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That's so adorable! I love Apartment Therapy -I check that site everyday!

This is such a cute way to organize!

Manuela

Sarah said...

Love it! God's blessings on your day, Sarah :D

Britt said...

Great project! This is so cute now! I love your little cardboard cutouts turned chalkboard tags!

Cheri Peoples said...

I love all the chalkboard projects out there.
This is my first time to your blog. I hope you will come by for a visit and stay awhile.
Its So Very Cheri
I also have a party on Mondays called the Knock Off Knock Out go check out some amazing projects.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Oooh, I love this! So crafty, you are!