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Glittery Color Block Desk Organizer

By: Giggles Galore
January 9, 2020

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Glittery Color Block Desk Organizer
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The start of a new year is the perfect time to get organized. I always love to start the year off by purging all the clutter and getting organized for a fresh start. This Glittery Color Blocked Desk Organizer is the perfect accessory for my craft room to help contain craft supplies.

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, my craft room was starting to get a little out of control. It was in desperate need of some organization. This bamboo desktop organizer was the perfect solution. But, it needed a makeover to match my personality and style so I grabbed my favorite DecoArt paint and set to work.

*Check out Mariah's Facebook Live to learn even more organization hacks! 

Items needed:

  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Snow (Titanium) White
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Dragon Fruit
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Mermaid Tail
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Light Lime
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Peacock Teal
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Coral Blush
  • Galaxy Glitter 2 oz - Champagne Starburst
  • Bamboo desk organizer
  • Small tipped paintbrush
  • Large flat paintbrush
  • Washi tape


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Start by giving the desk organizer a primer coat with the white Americana Acrylic paint.

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Once the primer coat of paint dries, you can paint the base layer with your favorite color. I used Peacock Teal, my favorite shade of aqua, to paint the top and sides of the desk organizer.

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Set that aside and paint the drawers with coordinating colors. Don't forget to paint the inside too, you want to see a fun pop of color when you open up the drawers to get your supplies.

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Once the paint is dry on the organizer and the drawers, it's time to add the details. Use washi tape to tape off a geometric design on the front of the drawers. Use a small tipped paintbrush to paint inside the taped off lines. Don't forget to add a touch of sparkle with the Galaxy Glitter paint.

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Carefully remove the washi tape to reveal the painted design.

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Organize your craft space or office by filling the drawers with your most-used craft supplies. This little organizer is the perfect way to keep everything neat and tidy, and it's so bright and cheerful you can't help but feel good.

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Be sure to visit Giggles Galore  for more projects and to learn more about Mariah.


Hi. How light, bright and pretty! Hope you don't mind but I have a question.... the surface finish of these bamboo organizers is always very shiny and slick. How did you prepare the wood to accept and hold the paint? Did you sand all exposed surfaces, or use a de-glosser of some sort?


August 4, 2021

Hey there! Our Americana Decor DIY paints are made to adhere to a variety of surfaces, including slick ones like bamboo. If you have trouble with paint sticking to a surface we recommend lightly sanding it to give it some texture and that should do the trick.


August 4, 2021

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