Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Getting Organized

Hello again! It's been a crazy couple of months, but now that I've got the household on a regular nap/sleep schedule, I can finally devote a few minutes here and there to blogging! One of my big resolutions this New Year's was to get my home more organized. I've been slowly attacking our clutter-prone spots and it's been a lot of fun. Thank you Pinterest for inspiring my little changes!!

Here's a shot of the new coffee station arrangement in my retro yellow kitchen:
Even though she doesn't fit in, I still really love my Hello Kitty toaster! Maybe I should make a cover for it? It's taken some getting used to having open shelving in the kitchen, but you can't argue with it's simplicity. It forces you to keep things rather organized, I suppose!

My other big project this winter is a makeover of my sewing/laundry room. This is my favorite room in house, just because it's my space to retreat for crafting purposes. Inspired again by Pinterest, I organized my fabric stash by color. Love this change!! These are just stacking totes purchased at Walmart.

I used photoboxes from Joann fabrics to store my sewing notions, trims and specialty yarn. 
Next on my to-do list is sewing a new ironing board cover, curtains and a sewing machine cover. Can't wait until this fabric arrives so I can get going!

Bali Gate in Pink by Amy Butler
I'm going for a modern shabby chic look in this room with a palette of pink and aqua with neutral accents. And it involves a lot of furniture painting. Wish me luck! :)

This is what I currently see while at my sewing and crafting desk:
Hubby just added the extra shelf. I love it! However, there's always room for improvement. I have a plan in mind, of course! :)

Have a fabulous week!