Serena Appiah, a mother and creator of the online blog Thrift Diving, was having a problem keeping her kids’ room organized. It’s a problem that many parents face. Their kids have a bunch of toys, clothes, school supplies, and books in their room, and at times, things can get really out of hand.
Known for thinking outside the box and getting hands-on and creative, Serena tried thinking of a solution. While shopping at a thrift shop – one of her favorite hobbies – she had an epiphany. She knew exactly how she could solve the problem!
Serena was walking down an aisle at the thrift shop when she stumbled upon a section full of old knife blocks. She says, “I was walking past this section of knife blocks and inspiration hit. I just knew I was supposed to buy one. And boy am I glad I did!”
Serena envisioned transforming an old knife block into a table top organizer that could hold and store her kids’ school supplies.
First, she used a power drill to turn the slits that were meant for knives into a bigger size.
She thought it would be neat if these slits could hold crayons.
Then, she added a few brackets for paintbrushes and scissors. Finally, she painted it a beautiful blue color and added washi tape for decoration.
Here’s an entire video walkthrough of the project.