Just like millions of other Americans,
I resolved in 2013 to organize my life, eat better and exercise more.
For the most part, I have had great success. I have completed a couple major organizing tasks in my home, I hit the gym 3-4 times per week and we are eating lots of veggies and cutting carbs.
My most recent organizing project was my home office.
I share it with a fridge, freezer, washer, dryer and too many coats and pairs of shoes to count.
My biggest frustration is that I have no drawers for all the little stuff.
Yes, I had a great file cabinet...but my desk top was always covered with EVERYTHING.
Plus, my work area was very left sided and I typically have an extra computer going and I was all squished in there. Ugh.
So after spending countless hours on Pinterest and looking for just the right file cabinet...I created this. And I love it.
The top is a $5 door from the bargain area at Menards. I stained it, then added stripes in Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint. I sealed it with a few coats of dark wax to age it.
The file cabinets are from Walmart. I looked everywhere and they were the only place that had what I wanted. I'm big on quality and doing things right the first time...so I hesitated a little, but when I saw the same ones at Target (wrong color), I was sold. They were cheap...like $40. I initially bought two, but decided a third one would fit...so we'll add that one later.
See the nice little drawer at the top. Perfect.
I had pinned this sign a long time a ago and still loved it as I was searching for some artwork. This canvas has been painted with a dinosaur, words to remind my children to flush and now this. Free!
I snagged this paper holder from my son's room...it has sat empty for two years. Mine.
I am loving it.
Now it's time to get both computers going and pull out my files...I have work to do.