This picture was intended to tell you guys about the awesome desk (which is made by placing a countertop above two rolling drawers), but I couldn’t get past the awesome Chevron-styled desktop organizer.
Add a bold pop of color to your filing cabinets with spray paint. Tape off the hardware (handles, lock, etc.) or remove them before painting. Set two filing cabinets side-by-side and add a table top. Cut wood or stone to fit both tops.
This is cute AND functional. I never would have thought of this! I have a few old toothbrush holders lying around because almost ALL of the toothbrushes I buy these days don’t fit into your typical toothbrush holder. They’re all electronic and huge these days! Instead of letting them collect dust, you can re-use these toothbrush holders as pencil holders on your desktop. As many designs as toothbrush holders come in these days, you should have no trouble finding the perfect one to match your décor. And you can use a matching soap dish to store small supplies, post-it notes, or business cards. You can even place one a toothbrush pencil holder next to your home phone with a notepad in the soap dish for easy access when you need to write down a phone number or message.
You can spruce up a plain table, desk, or dresser with just a piece of wallpaper. Simply cut a sheet of wallpaper to the appropriate length, place it on top of the table and place a sheet of glass on top of it to hold it down. This allows you to change out the wallpaper if you ever want to paint the table a different color, are redecorating the room, or just need a change of scenery. You could also use shelf liners or scrap book paper to get this look. I have done this to an old dining room table that I turned into a desk, and used the glass plates from large picture frames that I had lying around to use on top instead of a huge piece of glass.
Here are some great storage solution ideas using baking supplies. You can use some old baking tins (or purchase some nice cheap ones) to hold mail, papers, and other supplies in a small drawer or on your desktop. Use some old cardboard egg holders or silicone cupcake holders to keep track of smaller supplies & spare change. The great thing about the silicone cupcake holders is that the rubbery texture of the cups keeps them from sliding around and spilling out when you open or close the drawers. And one of my favorite ideas (one that I personally use myself) is the muffin tins. You can place these easily inside a desk drawer to organize your things. What I did was spray paint some old muffin tins with a coat or two of turquoise pant and then used small brackets on the walls to hang the muffin tins up to hold office supplies (thumbtacks, paperclips, erasers, staples, etc.). It’s great utilizing your walls instead of cluttering up your drawers or desktop.
Use recycled Pringles canisters or tin cans (soup cans and paint cans) to create a DIY desk organizer. Use scrapbook paper, paint, or self-adhesive shelf liners to decorate the outsides of the cans. You can give them a sophisticated look with black matte finish or shelf liners that resemble wood, or you can use patterned scrap paper that feature cute designs. After you’ve decorated your cans, use super glue or contact cement to adhere the cans together in any design you want (a square of 4, a pyramid, a straight line, etc.) and you’re good to go! Set them on top of your desk, on a book shelf, or hang them on the wall.