Organization Station

One of my goals for 2010 is to get more organized. I made a Home Management binder which I hope to share with you very soon. I also found a wonderful $1 calendar at Target in December and I bought a day planner from Lifeway to complete my organizing stash. I love, love, love my day planner because there is a verse for each day!

I had an idea to put all of these management and organizational things together on my kitchen counter. Brilliant, right? So I will see it each morning and (hopefully) it will keep me on track!

As I put together my “organization station” I realized that I needed something to put pens, pencils and notepads in. (I can’t stand clutter – just ask my hubs who thinks we’re the trashiest house on the block because I throw so much junk away!) So, I remembered this lovely hideous “toolbox” that I picked up at a yard sale last summer. I think I paid $1 for it.

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Yes, it is ridiculously ugly! But I snatched it right up after I saw this project at the Thrifty Decor Chick. Sarah gives me hope for things that look impossible!

I grabbed my black spray paint (miracle of miracles) and gave this “toolbox” a new look. It’s not perfect because I really should have used sandpaper. Oh well, maybe I’ll work on it more when the weather gets warmer. I’m planning on adding something on the sides…letters, paint or something.

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For now, it is the perfect addition to my organization station! Oh, and I love my thrift store mugs (aka, pen/pencil holders). The one you can see is a signed Norman Rockwell mug! Love.

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I will keep you posted on the Organization Station. In particular, I hope to post details about my Home Management binder soon! It’s workin’ for me!

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Comments

  1. Myra, it looks great! Wanna make me one????
    .-= Amy @ Amy Loves It!´s last blog ..Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons =-.

  2. That is so great. I totally need some kind of organization station. I think you did a great job on the toolbox. Looks a lot better than it did.

  3. Great idea!!
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Who Is Ready for Some Happy News?? =-.

  4. Great idea to gather everything you need close to hand.
    By coincidence, I also bought a $1 calendar at Target. It’s a bit different from yours – has a lighthouse photo for each month…. still a huge bargain!

  5. I am so working on organization this year, too! I’ve done three closets so far! :-)
    .-= Jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas´s last blog ..Tutorial: Glossy Bookmark or Magnet Gift =-.

  6. I have something similar for bills and stamps and such, but never thought about putting my household binder near there as well! Great idea!
    .-= Amy @ Raising Arrows´s last blog ..Our Shelf and Basket Laundry System =-.

  7. That looks really great! I really like the way that you painted it to make it usable.
    .-= Angie @ Many Little Blessings´s last blog ..Real Life Confessions: The Lack of Focus Edition =-.

  8. I want to see more! :)
    .-= Miriam´s last blog ..Laundry Soap – What Works for Me =-.

  9. I have something similar I posted on my blog a while back :
    .-= Alyssa´s last blog ..Do Your Kids Do Chores – A Giveaway =-.

  10. I love it! Great way to reduce and reuse!

  11. I love it!! A tool box like that would look cute modge podged with scrapbook paper, too. I really need to have something like that to help with my own organization.
    .-= Monica´s last blog ..It’s Super-Will! =-.

  12. What a great idea! I think I’ll have to dig around in the basement today and see what I can come up with.
    Thanks for inspiring me!
    ~Liz
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Blissfully Domestic Contributor~Chocolate Cream Dessert =-.

  13. I was just looking for the same kind of thing yesterday! I have put a small writing desk in our bedroom in place of my nightstand, and it’s working great, but I need some way to keep the clutter contained on top of it! Will have to find something in our thrift store! :)
    .-= Mandy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  14. Awesome! I love it. I definitely need something like this to help me stay organized!

  15. Love the toolbox transformation!

  16. Ooooh, I like this! I have a little spot on my countertop, but I really like the idea of having a little caddy that I could move if the need arises.

  17. I have an ugly toolbox just like that! You’ve inspired me to do something with it!

  18. Hello. Just stopping by from WFMW to check out your site. :D I love it. Very pretty.

  19. Great job, Myra!

  20. Great Job! You turned water into wine!

    I got a chuckle out of your “trashiest house” line… I think my husband would agree, although he’s the one who is always de-cluttering (and i lOVE it!)

  21. Very cute! Good luck with the organization. I’m trying to get more on top of my cleaning and organizing too (pre-baby nesting)!
    .-= SkylarKD´s last blog ..Birthday prep, and a few online freebies! =-.

  22. Oh, this looks really neat. I’m working on being a more clutter-free house. Decluttering and then finding spaces for stuff that we really need to keep is…well…an ongoing process isn’t it? LOL
    .-= Jenn @ Beautiful Calling´s last blog ..I’m a Victorian Epicure Consultant =-.

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