Sunday, June 5, 2011

Organizing My Dresser

I get really tired of having stuff just all over my dresser: necklaces, earrings, laundry that needs to get put away, perfume, receipts, clothing tags, and plenty of other "junk".   I hate that it looks unorganized and messy ALL THE TIME.  After seeing a few decorating pictures of dining room buffets with trays on them to decorate/organize I thought to myself, why not move that do my dresser?

I went to Hobby Lobby and picked out a little wooden tray that was 50% off.

I took it home and used some gloss white paint leftover from little samples we'd bought a while ago.

I added some felt we already had to the bottom so it wouldn't scratch my dresser.

And voilà!
Perfect for dressing up my dresser and de-cluttering my stash of smelly-goods.

Organized Perfumes

Total Cost: about $1.50
Total Time: about 1.25 hours (I did 3-coats of paint over 2 days)

Lessons Learned:
1. Sand your tray first, It'll be smoother and may not require the felt.
2. Cover it with some kind of lacquer to protect it.  I didn't do this and I'm not sure how long it'll be before it starts showing a lot of dirt.  Maybe never, who knows.

This project has been linked to:
The Shabby Nest

1 comment:

  1. Love the tray not that it's a crisp white! - Christen at


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