Thursday, January 03, 2013

Need an Organization Tip?

3 Months ago I got a new desk in my room. I love it. My dad and I kind of made it together. He painted a door white for me and added molding around the edges for a finished off look. I ordered the side pieces from Ikea and voila--a large workspace for around $85.00

you'll have to excuse the wires. I know they don't make for a pretty picture, but I moved the chair so you could see the full size of the desk.

I don't think you could beat that in the stores. You'd spend at least that if not more for a workspace this size.

With the open shelving at the bottom I had to make sure it was kept clean and organized. I purchased the 2 brown baskets at Michael's, and the 2 clear plastic containers at Dollar General. The clear plastic containers were perfect for storing my printer paper and cardstock paper. BUT they needed labels! 

These metal bookplates by Martha Stewart Home Office were PERFECT! I knew they existed, it just took me a while to get around to buying them and putting them on. How amazing are these to organize bins with! They stick on and come with multiple card stock pieces to write your label on. They slip in and out easily. I added some washi tape for extra flair. How polished would these make your classroom organization look?! I can't wait to find more ways to use them!

Have you used these before? I would love to know your organization ideas for them!


Gladys said...

I love your work area! I need to get organized and find a space for my stuff too. Perhaps a Spring Break project. :)

Natalie said...

Looks great! I love using doors for projects...I've got my eye on one that would be a great headboard :)

Teachery Tidbits

Tania said...

Love your work space! My IKEA desk looks like yours. Well, a little bit.
My Second Sense

A Tale of 2 First Grades said...

Get OUT! Old door, metal book plates you are totally talking my style. Everything looks amazing.


Jennifer @ Simply Kinder said...

I so need to redo my office. I love this. We actually use those for yard sales when we do them.. hehehe!

Jen from Simply Kinder

Kate said...

I love your work area! I love the idea of using a door as the desk part!

Unknown said...

Adorable! I am super jealous - my work area is nowhere near as organized and cute! LOVE it!

- Sasha
The Autism Helper

Casey said...

My father always used doors for desktops (he was an architect and they were big enough for his blueprints). I hadn't thought to use them on the IKEA bases but that is a brilliant idea.

Julie Locke said...

Okay, first of all I want to say that I _love_ your desk (especially because it's made from a door), and that your room is such a great green color. Also I wanted to say that concerning the post above, I am always _so_ happy to get my Little People back in the classroom after lunch - I think cafeterias are in general a hard place for preschoolers!

Mrs. Wathen said...

Love your desk! Super cute idea:)
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