Monday, March 22, 2010

Letter Organizer Make-over!

It's done!  This has been on my To-Do list for far too long.  I'm really, REALLY happy with how it turned out.  I always love it when the idea I had pictured in my head and the way a project turns out are the same ; )

You might remember this from a previous post.  And you might also remember that I mentioned I had some big plans for it.  Here's what I did:

Started by unscrewing the back and removing the memo board.  That is for a different project (interested?  Keep following and you'll find out soon enough!)  I also took off the bottom so I could: 1) paint it and get in the little cubbies better. 2) pop out one of the dividers so instead of three compartments, there is one big one and one small one.

After a bit of deconstruction, I applied a flat white spray paint all over.  I did two coats so that no brown was showing through.  While it was drying, I cut a piece of cardboard to fit in place of the memo board and covered it in burlap-my first ever project with burlap!  I'm hooked!  Sorry there aren't pictures of this part.  I got so carried away with what I was doing, I forgot to take some!

Once the paint was dry, I put it all back together and sanded the edges to give it a worn look.  Then I attached three tea cup hooks to the bottom to hang keys on.

Took it home and hung it up!  Yeah, yeah, I know, it's on a white wall, but that's where it hangs for now.  Once we have a house, that won't be the case.

Anyways, I really like it!  I came out exactly how I hoped.  And now I have a place to keep my mail and such organized!  I'm all about being fashionably organized : )  And it cost me next to nothing.  Here's the break-down:
Organizer-$5 at Goodwill
White paint-already had it!
Sandpaper-6 large sheets for $2, I only used one to rough this up
Burlap-$3 for one yard, I used a 9 x 14 piece to cover the board
Tea cup hooks-$3 for 50!!  And I only used 3!

I'm linking up at:

Beyond The Picket Fence

Be sure to check back tomorrow-I have a BIG announcement that I'm way excited about!!!!


  1. Thanks so much for linking up--this turned out great, isn't paint wonderful? Since you made it a little late to the linky party (they start on Thursday), feel free to link this up again this week.

  2. Adorable!! I am stopping by from Someday Crafts! I just bought something similar and I love that you used the burlap! I bought a few yards but haven't tackled any projects with it yet. It's burning a hole in it's cubby waiting to be used!

  3. It turned out great! I really need to get on my organization projects too!

  4. This is truly great. Thank you so much for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! I love seeing what you are up to...and hope you will join again!

  5. What a great transformation. You did a great job!

    Thanks so much for linking it up to my party!



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