I have to be honest. I had a baby and I lost control of my house. I mean, I was no neat freak before but now, it’s just a disaster. Here’s what my kitchen nook looked like last week.
Oh my, I’m embarrassed to even show this. It’s bad folks, but it’s real life. The good, the bad, and the messy. Here’s the deal. The bench was there when we moved in and nothing else (of course, it wasn’t blue either). It was an awkward space so this was our solution to fix it. It worked for awhile until we got behind in life. I love the rail system the kept my spices but it was a bit far from where I actually cooked. I dream of turning my pantry into a mud room since it’s right inside the back door and having cute lockers like a Pottery Barn catalog, but that requires money.
Here is my solution.
1st of all, clear the clutter. Or, just move it to another spot to deal with later, that’s what I did. Then, I got bins for all the stuff, each of us have one. Hooks for the bags keep them from being strewn about the room.
I ordered our names from Uppercase Living and applied them to the wall. I have done this in a few other areas in our house and I’ll post a tutorial later- with textured walls it’s not as easy as they say it is.
I gotta tell ya, I’m lovin it. I think I'm going to add out initials to the bins. Not because it’s hard to figure out which bin belongs to which person, but because it would be cute- and I could use some cute.
I was inspired by a blog I read about using trays (I wish I could remember which one) so I placed this tray out to keep our keys and phones in a central location. Wow, it feels good to be organized!
This week I’m linking up here. Check them out and be inspired!Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Creative Cats @ Poppies at Play
DIY Day @ A Soft Place To Land
Get Your Craft On @ Todays Creative Blog
Get Your Craft on @ Life as Lori
Strut Your Stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Make it Yours Day @ My Backyard Eden