A Desk Reorganization ala Junk Style!

March 19th, 2011 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
13 users recommend

My kitchen desk tends be a catch-all.  But with the help of some vintage pieces, Ive been able to get it a bit more organized.
This is the first piece thats gonna help me do that.  Can someone tell me what it is?  No matter, its just what I need.  Looks like my cat is curious again on what Im doing.  Either that or she just likes being in my pictures :-)
Hows this for a pencil/pen holder?
It use to hold drill bits.
Next on the list?  Something for note paper.  I think it was originally used for a calendar.  But we junkers always like to use things for different purposes, now dont we. 
Cant take credit for this repurpose idea, but itll give my desk a little embellishment.  The door knob piece is metal so with a magnet and a metal tag made by contributor Sue Wolfe, itll add a little extra pizzazz.
A vintage date calendar and a slate board from Pottery Barn will help keep me on track...hopefully!
And because the piece is metal, it will be another place to hold memos and business cards.
With this piece, Ill always be able to find note paper....it wont be walking off!
Another little embellishment.  The key fob was purchased at one of the JUNKMARKET sales.
There you have it.  All neat and tidy...and all in one place.
Now if my desk could always be this neat!
My kitchen desk tends be a catch-all.  But with the help of some vintage pieces, Ive been able to get it a bit more organized.

My kitchen desk tends be a catch-all.  But with the help of some vintage pieces, I've been able to get it a bit more organized.


I'm not one to be very organized.  And my home desk is often a place for disarray.  But with a little help from some good old vintage junk, I'm hoping to solve this problem.....


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, artwork, eclectic, industrial, funky, organizer, whimsical, kitchen, black, farm, study, shelf, contemporary, letters, cast iron-metallic, aluminium-metallic, key holder, stone, business

Comments (13)

Kimmberli writes: Superb!!!!! A lovely use of all things junky to make life less cluttered! Once I have an actual kitchen (we're under renovation here...painful....), I shall turn to your ideas for inspiration! Totally the cat's pajamas!! Posted: 9:01 pm on May 16th
Delma writes: It's all perfect, but the dumpster dive motel key fob really spoke to me!! Posted: 1:01 pm on March 23rd
piecesfromthepast writes: Pieces From The Past is my spot to share my inspiration and things I love. I am a lover of all things old, unwanted, tossed and broken. I have the vision and the ability to transform the ugly, ignored and unwanted into: The loved, the wanted, the beautiful one of a kind pieces for your home, office and life. Thank you for viewing and please leave a note ~Lisa

Posted: 10:19 am on March 23rd
piecesfromthepast writes: Love this...I need to get organized! Thanks for the inspiration
Lisa Posted: 10:18 am on March 23rd
chippingcharm writes: Junk for organizing...love it! You do find the best junk and creative re-purposes...so very clever :) Laurel Posted: 8:37 am on March 22nd
JunkArchitect writes: Lani, where do you find ALL your junk...and it's all cool too! The old telephone sign would look great in my house.

Jim
Posted: 1:34 pm on March 21st
suewhitney writes: My bugging you about this finally paid off! You know I love the set up you have going here. Thanks for posting it!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:17 am on March 21st
KMcG73 writes: Cool - unique - pretty - creative, I'm going to have to use a Thesaurus to keep going to describe how awesome it is!! Posted: 5:53 am on March 21st
JunkSituation writes: Clever uses of some very unique stuff. They all look great together! Posted: 4:59 pm on March 19th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: A whole lotta junkin' goodness resides in your office Lani! Your wood/sign background drew me right in! Those pieces are so cool.

Donna Posted: 8:53 am on March 19th
CottageElements writes: That's funny, Marge! I'm in room 138. I guess we're neighbors :-)

Lani Posted: 8:03 am on March 19th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: What creative use of good junk! It looks so tidy and everything you need is in a compact area. I see good ideas to borrow! (I have the key fob room 140 of the Dumpster Dive Motel!)

Marge Posted: 7:26 am on March 19th
suewannabeinkc writes: I love it all! This would definitely inspire me to stay organized (for a little while, at least...) ;-) LOL Great reuse of items I might never have considered for these purposes! I may have to try some of your ideas... maybe they will work on this mess of a desk of mine. Thanks!
Joanne Posted: 6:15 am on March 19th
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