Lets face our desk surfaces become a cluttered mess in no time. Desks become a cluttered mess within seconds. Papers and writing utensils often become lost among other desk items. Organization is key to any successful home office. Without a functional and organized desk area, no real work can get done. Does this sound like your home office? It sounds like mine.
A lazy Susan is a perfect base to any desk top organization. This lazy Susan piece can be found at any local department or hardware stores. Not only are these perfect for an alternative spice rack. They make perfect desk organizational tool. Why? They allow things to be reached in an easy fashion. The wood of lazy Susan needs to be sanded down. This step will make sure there no are splinters to cause injury. It will also allow the paint or fabric to adhere to the wood.
Empty toilet paper rolls are no longer needed to head to the dumpster. They make perfect solution for a jumbled mess. They make great organizational tools. These rolls come in one size. A tip to consider is to trim the rolls down to where they are different sizes. The trimming can be down with scissors. The extra pieces should be kept. This will help them to attach to the lazy Susan top.
Scrap fabric is a unique technique to add color and flair to the project. This should be done before the toilet paper rolls are attached to the wood base. A spray adhesive will make it easy to attach the fabric to the rolls. The fabric may need to be smoothed out to get rid of any air pockets. This method will give them a clean appearance. Consignment shops are a great way to find scrap fabrics. Spray adhesive is a great choice of a glue product for adhering the fabric to the wood.
The lazy Susan can be painted any contrasting color of the chosen fabric. For example, if the fabric is white and blue, than the contrasting color should be a different shade of blue. For a project like this a contrasting color isn’t necessary. However, it will give the desk organizer a more unique appearance. Paint isn’t the only option for the lazy Susan. Fabric can be used instead. If paint is used, it will require drying time. Drying time can take anywhere from an hour or longer, which depend on the type of paint being used.
Whether paint or fabric is used, one of the final steps is to add the toilet paper rolls to the base of the wood. Small cardboard boxes for the desk organizer can be made from old cereal boxes. These will also need to be covered in the fabric before adhering them to the lazy Susan. When constructing the boxes, duct tape will form the boxes. The purpose of the boxes is to hold small items such as paper clips, stapler and etc.
This project is very simple to create. Patience is the key to creating a beautifully constructed desk organizer out of household items. In a bit of time, the home office will be organized and clutter free. A little bit of personalization will set this project apart from others. The assembly time is very simple. Not only is this project simple but very inexpensive as well.