DIY Home Decor Crafts - Desk Drawer Organizer Makeover

This is my first DIY home decor crafts project! IHeartOrganizing has a link party every month, and I decided to challenge myself to participate in April's - DIY organizing product.

While I love using old things in new ways and saving money rather than purchasing something, I was never much of a crafter that could make things from scratch. That being said, I've decided to jump in and my first dip into the DIY crafting pool was to makeover one of my existing organizing products rather than buying a new one.

I gave my office drawers a new, refreshed look using Washi tape. It was really easy and fun and was a great first DIY arts and crafts project. See the transformation photos below and enjoy!





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DIY Home Decor Crafts: How I Gave My Office Drawers A Makeover Using Washi Tape


These are my white IKEA Kassett desktop drawers that I've had for years. I store my office supplies in them like paper clips, stapler, binder clips and so on. They've been fantastic, but it's time for a makeover.


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


They are white so while they do have a clean look, they've gotten a little banged up over the years.


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


White shows everything, so below you can see a pen mark that I couldn't get off without ruining the cardboard.


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


And then there was the time I spilled my coffee all over my office. I don't even know how it happened, but it looked like a toddler came in and sprayed chocolate milk out of a squirt gun at everything in sight.

In the below photo, you can see remnants of this catastrophic event.


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


Alright, so I've established that these organizing drawers needed a new look. I took out the drawers, so that it was just the empty shell.


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


I started by wrapping the shell with one long piece of the blue chevron Washi crafting tape (made by Recollections) that I had purchased from Michaels for $4.99.


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


Okay, looking good! I continued one long piece of tape at a time, lining up the pattern as I went...


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


...until the entire thing was wrapped. So pretty!


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


Then I carefully matched the pattern and covered the front edges.


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


Next, on to the drawers. I thought it would be funky if the pattern on the tape on the drawers themselves went in a different direction. As you can see, I taped the drawers vertically rather than horizontally.


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


One drawer down, one to go!


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


This is what the office drawers looked like when I was done taping. It looked fabulous but something wasn't quite there...the labels. They were also a bit weathered and showed remnants of the catastrophic coffee event, so I freshened them up too.


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


I simply opened up a blank MS Word document, typed the words I wanted on the labels, adjusted the size, made the letters red and printed them out on regular paper. Then I cut them out and put them in the label holders. Voila!


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


Here's a close up. Oooh! I love it!


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


This is what they look like from the front.


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


Finally, let's do a little before and after comparison of this DIY home decor crafts project.

BEFORE

DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape

AFTER

DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


What a difference! And it was so easy, so inexpensive and so fun. Hail to the DIY home decor crafts!

Now that my work area has had a face lift, productivity and inspiration have also increased. Fantastic!


DIY Home Decor Crafts - Office Drawers Makeover Using Washi Tape


I have a feeling this is just the beginning of my DIY crafts projects now that I've had a little taste of this world. Rock on. Until the next DIY adventure, I leave you with some easy ways to save money. Cheers!




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