I’m a huge fan of upcycling things. I love turning items that were not used into new and improved organizing products. It’s helped me use the items in a different more effective way instead of trashing them or donating the items. Today I am going to transform a planter into a Command Station Organizer. Follow along and make your own, today!
First, the supplies and tools we will need.
Supplies needed to make this command station organizer:
1 - FolkArt 4621 Minted Aqua Acrylic Paint bottle - affiliate link from Amazon.com
1 - FolkArt 402 Light Blue Acrylic Paint bottle - affiliate link from Amazon.com
Wood Planter 3 boxes and a base box (tray) from Micheals
Peel and stick decorative liner paper - green/blue/white
1 - FolkArt 6455 Wild Wasabi Acrylic Paint bottle - affiliate link from Amazon.com
Cream Vinyl sheet
Tools needed for this DIY project:
3 - Paintbrushes
Cricut cutter machine
3/32 in drill bit
Something to remove the bubbles when sticking the liner paper down.
Now, let's see how we made this organizer.
Instructions on how to transform this planter into a command station organizer:
Before Command Station Organizer:
Here are the before planter and the base box they were inside of. They came together for about $12.00 from Michaels. These are the paints I decided to use because they matched the liner paper.
Paint the boxes the different colors.
Then, I painted the three boxes and base box. I picked three colors.
Here is what it looked like when I finished painting all the boxes. They looked cute, but I wanted to kick it up a notch.
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After the bins were dried completely, I went back and painted the boxes inside. It made it look more complete.
Add the Circles to Dress Up the Box.
So, I decided to add various sizes of circles with my Cricut machine. I used a cream color vinyl and cut them out into various sizes of circles. Some circles were solid, and others were just a circle design.
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I added the circles in various locations to the front of all four bins. To cover the small staples for the manufacturer, I covered them with small circles. Watch the YouTube video to see the complete process.
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Attach the Tray to the Boxes.
I then drilled three holes and then added the screws to them to attach the planters to the tray. I only needed three screws for this process. Take your time. When screwing in the screws, it cracked the wood a little bit.
Note: if you have a small electric screwdriver that adjusts, your screws would go in straight. My screws were a little angled because I did not have a short electric screwdriver.
Add the Vinyl to the Tray Inside.
Then, I added the decorative vinyl to the tray inside, but it did not fit, so I removed it, added the side pieces to the bin, and then added a center vinyl liner to cover the bottom of the tray. I added the sides first so that when I added the tray's bottom, it would look completely covered, and I would not see the blue coming through.
The Finished Command Center Organizer.
Here's the finished project. I love it. It's very bright and colorful. And, everyone knows where the scissors home is now. Then, I found a home for it in my command center area. Here's the finished DIY project. What do you think? Please leave a comment below and share it with your DIYers. Thanks for stopping by!
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