I did all three everytime I walked into my kitchen and saw this:
This is clearly the sad, catch-all area. My husband calls me a piler (sad, but true). I implement organizational strategies often, but they don't always pan out as expected. You can see some of my sad attempts to organize here. The file box holds all the monthly bill that have been paid, but kid work from school that I plan to keep and
do something with ignore forever is sticking out in the back. The hanging file boxes hold business and tax info, as well as "pay attention to me soon," stuff. A couple of binders and a pile (ack!) complete the desk top. This is SOOO NOT what I want to see when I walk through the kitchen. Plus, the wires hanging down were driving me batty!
In my last post, I told you how I needed a change. I needed to
smile big not roll my eyes and turn into a raving lunatic when I walked through the kitchen.
And now that's possible.
I pulled several items out of my pantry and started playing around. The beverage container was screaming to be filled with lemons, but when I went to HL to get some fakies, all their lovely fall decor was screaming to me. I succommed to the acorns instead.
He doesn't count!
And the (almost) final outcome???
So much more enjoyable to look at! I now find myself smiling everytime I walk through...
It still needs a little something, but it'll get there. Other than the acorns and the pumpkins, everything else was shopped from my house. Pretty stuff, hidden away from sight.
Take out your pretties, people! You'll be happy about it!
Just for a final comparison:
|Icky, icky before|
|Pretty, pretty after|
And the wires? Why did I not have the computer tower on the other side??? Because (ahem) now they are practically hidden from view. Seriously, sometimes the things that make the most sense don't always present themselves just so in my brain.
I'm now on the lookout for an ugly chair that needs a makeover.
Parties I'm linking to...