Let's step back a few days ago...last time I left you guys with a look at the daunting task at hand, for me at least.
As you can see, I already had a few drawer organizers that I purchased at Ikea, but I wasn't putting it all to good use. After assessing all I had, I made a list of what other supplies I needed. Luckily, I only had to purchase two extra white bins - you can see them in this picture in the top right corner.
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The ones we purchased were all white...I actually didn't see these at Ikea or I probably would have purchased these. I love the little pop of color. Anyways, I picked up the all white for $5.99 each and they are actually in the kitchen section. I also purchased these drawer organizers from Ikea a few months ago for only $1.99 each, also in the kitchen section.
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So once I had all my drawers and bins purchased, I laid them on the floor next to all my supplies. Then I just started sorting into each bin and slowly saw my mound on the floor disappear.
I only had three drawer organizers and although they were very inexpensive I didn't want to make another trip to Ikea. Well I could always go to that store, but I wanted to see if I could use what I already had at home. I had a lot of little things left, like scraps of ribbon, flower embellishments, and buttons. So I checked the garage and I was in luck...I found some mason jars! So I put all those little odds and end pieces into the mason jars and was super ecstatic that they fit in the drawers. I eventually want to get circle labels for the mason jars, but I only have a scallop punch-out so that is what I used for now.
I am super happy with how the drawers turned out and now looking at the pictures, I wish I had done this sooner!!
I also added a 3-tier wire mesh rack that I purchased at Home Goods...man I love that store!!! My hubbie installed it on the side for me and then I made some labels for each bin. The labels are temporary right now, once the office is completely organized I want to sit down and make pretty labels.
I also have big plans for the faces of the drawers. I found this great inspiration photo from my favorite organizing blogger, I Heart Organizing. You know I love the color gray, and I have quite a few shades in my garage just begging to partner with a paintbrush. My next project for the office is organizing our desk, but once that is done I want to hop on painting the drawers!!
My husband and I have slowly been working on organizing the desk, so I hope to have an update on this soon. Until then, I hope you all have a Happy Monday!!
With much love,