We’ve got back to school on our minds now! Only 2+ weeks left until the kids go back, and I’m really torn about it. I truly love to have them around, and I’m going to miss them loads…but I do love back to school too!
I love the routine, and the start up of all the activities again! And don’t you just love doing all the Back-To-School shopping?! It’s one of my fave things!
Anyway, I’m way off topic…what exactly does the above little gem have to do with Back-To-School anyway? Well let me tell you!
So this week while dropping off a load of stuff to goodwill, I had to go inside and see if there were any treasures just waiting for me! And I found this:
Not much too look at yet. Not my colour scheme or style.
But I could envision something – it screamed ‘School Grand Central Station’!I don’t know about you, but with school, comes loads and loads of papers, books, notices, agendas…that always end up in a bottomless basket in the kitchen!
In comes this handy-dandy little organizer.
I spray painted it with a few coats of RustOleum’s White Paint in Gloss. (because everything looks better in white doesn’t it?!)
Added a gorgeous knob from Anthropologie…and now I have a sleek and fun school organizer!
It has a cute little drawer for pencils & homework tools, and the never-ending junk.
Lots of space for agendas, home reading books, notices…
I really love it when you find something inspiring! It’s hard for me sometimes to see the potential in things at thrift stores, but I go in trying to imagine how something might look with a coat of spray paint!
I just knew I could rescue this little number! Too fun!
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Ahhh you gave it a complete transformation!! LOVE IT!! The little knob you added is perfect.
I can imagine how the back to school thing would be a little bittersweet. Enjoy these last 2 weeks with your kiddos at home 🙂
I love this! My kitchen is turquoise and white…I am am turquoise obsessed. I am also all for anything that encourages organization and looks cute at the same time. I think it is great!
This turned out great! I am so impressed. I would have settled for the original or skipped on it. I really need to look for potential in these things. Very nice job!
What a great idea! I need to make this for myself – someday I will get organized about blogging 🙂 And that knob is gorgeous – love turquoise!!
this looks great! so fresh. I just made an organizer out of a breadbox haha…would have been cool to find one already put together!
Whoa! That is the coolest organizer I’ve seen! Love the size…usually the ones I see are too small for my stuff! I’m gonna keep my eye out for one similar! Thanks!
Ahh that’s beautiful. It’s amazing what a little spray paint can do!!
Love this! We would be so happy if you would come and link up at our first ever link party, Crafty Lassie Tuesdays. http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/ Thanks Rose and Heather
So pretty! I love the color and fun hardware! I so need one of these in my office.
This turned out so cute! I love the cute hardware you added!
Nice makeover. As soon as I saw that beautiful knob, I knew it had t be from Anthropology. So pretty. I see you do the same thing I do; drop off donations and then shop. How funny!
This is really cute — love the color combo and isn’t it funny that we’re often dropping off things but we can’t resist LOOKING and end up coming back home with more?
What a great find, and it looks so wonderful now with a new coat of paint and knob. The new school year should go much smoother with your organizer.
I love the paint color and the cute knob. It’s amazing re-do!
Oh my goodness this is beyond adorable! Love how it turned out! Way to be able to see the potential! xoxo!
Everything does look better in white, including your homework station! Super cute.