Junk Visionaries is back today with a fun category – desktop/office ideas. The project I originally wanted to do didn’t happen because it involved cutting some wood with the table saw and my husband has been too busy to help me. And if I must admit it – the table saw scares me just a bit and I’m not willing to use it all by myself. Someday I will but not until I can get some hands on experience with my husband right there to
protect guide me.
I recently went to a small but fun flea market that had some fun finds waiting for me to carry them home and love on them. I picked up a couple old, wood ammunition boxes for $4 each. Happy dance! I love a fun find that is super cheap too 😆
My first thought when I saw them at the flea was that one of them would make a simple, easy desktop organizer and I could accomplish it without sawing anything. Someday, I promise, I WILL use the table saw!
Today I bring you – Ammunition Box to Desktop Organization – part of the Junk Visionaries Blog Hop.
At the bottom of the post you will find links to some other great projects. Make sure to hop over and see what my friends have been up to!
I painted the inside, added the wood arrow to the outside for a fun detail, and filled the box up with pint canning jars. The jars were salvaged from my Grandma’s basement and became the perfect dividers for my ammunition box turned desktop organization.
I thought it needed a bit more to kick up the ‘cute factor’ so I added some thin, velvet ribbon that’s been in my stash for a few years now. The yellow ribbon tied the yellow arrow in very nicely. The yellow arrow is made from old pallet wood and some of the wood was mulberry (so my husband says) and thus the wood is yellow by nature and not by paint 😛
The items I needed this for are all my paint brushes, paint sticks, and other tools used in painting. This is so perfect for this. As a desktop organizer it’s a bit large for most desks. But for me, in my workroom, this is just what I needed. I never have enough space to hold all my brushes and they get crammed in helter-skelter, which is not good for them at all. It ruins the bristles and also makes them hard to find!
Now that you’ve seen my Junk piece turned into Desktop Organization go see what my friends came up with!
And come back next month, Oct. 5, to see our Nature Inspired Projects!
Now check out my friends organization ideas!