DIY Pencil Holder

Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college!

Welcome to another 12 months of DIY project! Each month, I join a great group of Canadian bloggers to bring you some fabulous DIY projects, all using the same material. Last month we all used mod podge and I made my “Home” wooden sign – one of my favourite projects! This month we are all using spray paint to give new life to old objects, and I’m SO excited to share this simple pencil holder with you! 

Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college! Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college!

I was browsing through the thrift store this week, as I often do… lol. And I came across this old bath caddy. I see these in thrift stores ALL the time, but this time I had a great idea for it!

Materials:
1×6 wood board (just enough to cover the bottom)
Black spray paint
Wood stain

Tools: 
Saw

Yep! Only one tool needed for this project!

Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college!

Measure the bottom of your bath caddy and use your saw to cut a piece of wood that will fit inside. You want it to slide right between the bars and sit on the bottom. My spaces in the bath caddy were big enough for a 1×6″ board, but if yours isn’t, you can always use plywood or hardboard too.

Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college! Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college!

Slide your board in to make sure it fits.

Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college!

I used black gloss from Rustoleum to paint my piece black.

Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college!

I also used Kona by Varathane to stain my wood board. As soon as they were both dry, I slid the board back inside, and I was done!

Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college! Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college!

I LOVE this piece! It was so simple, and looks phenomenal! Soon I’ll be working on my rustic industrial Family Command Center, and this is going to fit in perfectly!
(Stay tuned for it!)

Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college! Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college! top of caddy Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college! Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college!

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY Spray Paint project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!

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From the top left, they are:

DIY Spray Painted Terra Cotta Planter from Woman in Real Life
DIY Pencil Holder from Love Create Celebrate
Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover from Life is a Party
Recycled Outdoor Plant Pot Using Spray Paint from Time with Thea
Upcycling Outdoor Home Decor with Spray Paint from Sustain My Craft Habit
Painted Closet Doors from Fresh Crush
Gold Straw Himelli Plant Holders from Brooklyn Berry Designs
Repurposed Antique Crib DIY Secret Garden Gate from Vin’yet Etc.
DIY Coral from PMQ for Two
DIY Spray Painted Pink Living Room Side Table from Woman in Real Life
How to Update Your Home on a Budget with Spray Paint from The DIY Mommy
DIY Mirror and Photo Frame from Fresh Crush

Can't believe this bath caddy upcycle! Perfect desk organization idea! Love the rustic industrial vibe. Perfect for my office, or my teen going off to college!

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16 thoughts on “DIY Pencil Holder

  1. clever, Clever, CLEVER! I love how your pencil holder turned out. To think you picked it up at the thrift store and made it into something totally new and totally better! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  2. What an awesome way to re purpose a bath cady! Who knew a bit of spray paint and a wood can make something old new again. Thanks so much for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop this week

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