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Vintage Desk Organization

By: Lolly Jane
January 17, 2014

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Vintage Desk Organization
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Does your child have a hard time keeping her stuff organized?  I love that kiddos like to collect little trinkets, goodies and treasures.  But I don't like that it ends up in all of the nooks and crannies in their bedrooms and especially all over the top of their desks!  That desk isn't just for looks, in my daughter's room it's meant as her artwork and homework station.  Silly girl!  After I put in many hours making over her coral tween bedroom, the least I could ask for is to keep it tidy!

But she's only 10 so I guess that was expecting a lot.  I've come up with a new way to keep her goodies caged up and hopefully since it's pretty to look at, it'll give her extra motivation to keep her stash organized!

Items needed:

  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Whispering Turquoise
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Banana Cream
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Sea Glass
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Melon
  • Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer 2oz - Multi-Purpose Sealer
  • Foam brushes
  • Old food jars or Mason Jars
  • Drill and bit
  • Assortment of knobs


Paint jar lids assortment of paint colors, 2-3 light coats will cover them.

Tip: Paint the sides first, then hold the lid with you thumb and index finger to keep your hands clean!

Instruction #1 - 3 paint lids
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When dry, seal with a foam brush.

Instruction #2 - 5 seal lids
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Instruction #3 - 6 up close seal
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Drill into middle of jar lid with a metal drill bit and screw knobs into place.

Instruction #4 - 10 knob jars complete
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Instruction #5 - 8 add knobs14
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Store all assortments of child's toys and supplies in their pretty jars!

Instruction #6 - 14 filled knobs in girls room
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This is a very easy project and we love the colors!  They coordinate with my personal decor style and especially that of my daughter's room.  I couldn't be more pleased with how easy these knob jars turned out and guarantee you'll love them just as much!  This technique would be a perfect fit for bathroom organization too, just check out our distressed mason jar with a knob. Hopefully this gave you motivation to get organized in every room of your house for the new year! 

Instruction #7 - 12 filled jars organization vertical
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Instruction #8 - 9 up close knobs
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Be sure to visit Lolly Jane  for more projects and to learn more about Lolly.


These are gorgeous, thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to making them.


November 13, 2014

what a great idea,thanks for the tips.

Evelyn Byrne

January 2, 2015

I love & appreciate your suggestions!!!! Miigwitch!!!! Keep em coming alright!!!! ;)

January 6, 2015

Do the lids still screw off with your hand or do they just lift off? Confused. Pretty!


January 6, 2015

You will still need to screw them off.


January 6, 2015

Love them! And I have those curtains!!! They are in my bedroom. :)


February 13, 2015

Love the jars! I also love those curtains! Where are the curtains from?


March 11, 2015

I love this but could I suggest finding a washer and bolt to fit under the lid and cutting off the stem that protrudes into the jar. I a child were to use this it would be dangerous. And it might be hard on whatever you yourself are storing inside,


May 12, 2015

Instead of drilling, I uased E6000 glue two years ago and they are still on.

pauline morris

February 10, 2016

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