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My project this weekend was this desk organizer. I found it at AcMoore in the wood section a few weeks ago...I need something by my computer to hold pens and notebooks and other little office stuff that I seem to keep misplacing on my desk.

First I white washed it with white acrylic paint and water. After that I covered it with Pink Paislee's Queen Bee collection. I love darker colors...more rustic looking....


At first I didn't know how I was going to dress this up. It was one of those things that I had to keep moving stuff around to figure out what I was going to do. I had to walk away and it wasn't until 9:30 last night that I finally was happy with how it was coming together. 

The below picture shows some of the punch outs that coordinate with the Queen Bee collection. The pearls are from Prima's E-Line Collection. 



and for the bottom front of the organizer I used the coordinating Queen Bee Ribbon (it's hard to see in the below picture). I was digging through some of my Prima Flowers and came across these really pretty orange, green, blue and pink flowers that I got at Michael's a while back. 
I think it gave it the perfect pop of color.



I really enjoy making altered projects. I found this really neat wooden box that is going to be really fun to alter. I think it would be perfect for holding a mini album. Since I'm on vacation next week with no plans of going away (other than a few day trips here and there), I can maybe work on a mini and alter the box too. I hope you all have a great day. 

Supplies:
Pink Paislee Queen Bee Collection (ribbon, punchouts and paper)
Prima Flowers (these aren't the ones I used, but I think they are neat)
White Acrylic Paint with water
paint brush-I prefer the Simply Simmons brushes 

35 comments

  1. beautiful!!! It will go in your new room so nicely, however, I couldn't bare to hide all that beautiful work with pens, scissors, etc. Maybe you should just sit around and look at it for a little while yet (lol)

    PennyG

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  2. love the orange flower :O

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  3. I love it, so pretty and so handy!

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  4. This turned out beautiful. Love the papers you used and it won me over with the pearls!

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  5. That is so awesome! I find I've been drawn more to altering items than scrapbooking lately. Could it be all the Luive with Prima classes? LOL
    Hugs,
    Kristina

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  6. This is beautiful! I love fun altered projects such as this - can't wait to see the altered box.

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  7. love the colors you used for this! really neat idea:-) Very nice job
    XMicheleX

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  8. OH WOW....THIS IS STUNNING MY FRIEND!!!!!! Great little place to put your Prima bling and some flowers ;) Hugs, T

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  9. Chris,

    I love your desk organizer!!! :) It's totally my style. I like shabby chic...sort of Ballard Designs-like (you wouldn't know it looking at my house, though; hubby's not a big fan)! You did such a great job!

    Thanks for posting,

    Jennifer

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  10. Beautiful!! Love all the bling!! :)

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  11. what a great Idea Thanks for sharing. I think Michaels have these as well.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful Christina!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  13. Your desk organizer is gorgeous. You are very talented. I would love to see a straight view close up.

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  14. Wonderful project and practical too. Love the Prima flowers.

    Barb from Toronto, Canada

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  15. Love the alter desk organizer! Great colors and I LOVE the flowers! :)

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  16. That is so cute! Have you ever seen a storage container for Copics that will allow them to lay horizontal and still be accessible?

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  17. Love it Christina ! So pretty :)

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  18. So very pretty. I wouldn't want to clutter it up with pens and such.LOL--Ryansmaama

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  19. Wow, perfect timing. I was just looking at my coffee cup pencil/pen/scissor holder and thinking I needed something bigger. You did an outstanding job on yours. I love it.

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  20. I LOVE what you did to the organizer!! Really pretty!! TFS!!

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  21. Have more of a question. Wanted to get an ATG gun and was looking at the 700. Is that a good choice as would like a small one.?
    sammie

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  22. Really pretty! This is about the sixth time I've seen these papers used today! They're so pretty. Great project.

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  23. This is GORGEOUS! You are such an artist!!

    The colors look amazing I love this paperline I have these same papers I did a layout with, maybe I need to visit the wood section of Michaels! Your Michael's has the best treasures!

    Tfs!

    -christine

    PS Did I mention that I LOVE LOVE LOVE my paper trimmer thanks again!

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  24. i love the box and the paper you used. when i do boxes like that i like to use the glass flat bead that you use in vases as feet to give it hieght and it looks like it has legs

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  25. That is so pretty....I would hate to mess it up! LOL

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  26. This is beautiful! I love that paper. It is wonderful.

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  27. Wow it is beautiful you really pulled it all together it's going to look awesome a nice piece of art decor. You really have an eye for putting patterns and designs together. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Beautiful. You have such wonderful ideas and you give me such inspiration. Keep up the great work on you blog. I love it.

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  29. BEAUTIFUL my sweet friend!! I just LOVE it!
    Big Hugs,
    Emma;)

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  30. That is gorgeous. I love to alter myself. It's amazing what you can do with a blank canvas. Love the colors.

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