Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How To: Golden Office Storage

I will be the first to admit in my personal life, I am not that organized.  I am constantly ripping tear-sheets out of magazines or catalogs, not to mention recipes and I have a serious issue with collecting magazines.  That being said, I am always in need of some extra organizing pieces, but I find there are few things out there that I actually like, so recently I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I turned a boring black wired mesh desk accessory into a gilded piece definitely worthy of displaying.  Continue for instructions...

Mesh wire office storage (like here, here and here)
Spray paint (color of your choice, I chose Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold)

Directions: In a well-ventilated area lay down a drop-cloth or newspaper.  Spray one coat of spray paint completely covering the entire area (make sure that you get all of the mesh). Allow to dry and style to your hearts content!
*All photographs by Alison 


  1. Such a cute post dear! Love your style!
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  2. sooo smart, i have the exact same trays on my office desk and i should spray them with gold and glitter to pretty them up!

  3. Such a simple DIY, but it makes it look so chic!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  4. LOVE!!!!!!! This is perfect! and it looks so beautiful...what a great idea. Gold spray paint is my bff

  5. The gold color really classes up the office supplies. I love it.

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  6. loving this! your spray paint job was SO much more successful than mine, haha


  7. What are those yellow flower-type things in the glass? They're so pretty! I feel like I should know the name, but I don't!

    The Glossy Life

    1. Hi Alyssa! They are dried billy buttons or craspedias and I am obsessed with them!

  8. super cute idea!:)
    xx Kate


  9. That looks classy and expensive!

  10. How chic and easy is that...love it!!

  11. This is SUPER cute! I want to go home and transform my office now! :)

  12. such an easy way to make a big difference in something! I love the gold and may just have to do this for my office!


  13. You have some mad DIY skills! Get it girl! Looking forward to lunch soon!

  14. SO genius!! I am doing this for sure!
    xx, amy

  15. Gosh I feel like buying goldspray and redecorate half og all my things. Why didn't I think of this.

    Thanks for sharing!

  16. oooh i love this! from drab to fab! i think i stole that from a commercial....haha

    xo SideSmile,

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