Repurposed Desk Organizer

If you are looking for a way to freshen up your space this summer, then plants are the way to go! They are simple, cheap and instantly add life to any room. Not to mention, you can have a lot of fun finding unique vases to display them in. Yep, even a repurposed desk organizer! 

Repurposed Desk Organizer

I went to Home Goods last week to escape the crazy hot weather we’ve been having lately. I spotted this simple desk organizer and thought it was too perfect for the cacti I just picked up!


Desk Organizer




Paint Brush

Plants or Succulents

Repurposed Desk Organizer


1.  Gather your supplies 2. Sand your desk organizer and take a damp cloth to wipe clean 3. Apply your first layer of paint and let dry 4. Continue until you have the shade or color you want and let dry completely 5. Play around with how you would like to display your plants or cacti 6. Place carefully  in your new vase and enjoy! Tip: Leaving your plants in the pots allow you to easily remove and water for proper drainage.

Repurposed Desk Organizer

I love the pop of color, not only from the green cacti, but that bright blue! I think the colors work great together and it definitely adds personality to our shelves. They look perfect next to our vintage paint by numbers post cards!

Repurposed Desk Organizer

I’ve always loved the color green, but I’ve never been a big fan of decorating with it oddly enough. I just couldn’t find the right shade that didn’t come off as too tacky. For me, plants are a great way to incorporate green in a natural and classy way!

Repurposed Desk Organizer

Happy decorating friends! What kind of non-conventional things have you used to display your plants in? Be sure to check out my Repurposed Macrame Fringe Bag Planter for another fun way to display plants in your space!

XOXO, Lidy

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