Thursday, September 27, 2012

an organized {office}

Well, week 4 of the 14 week organizing challenge is your home office space.  Our home office is in our bonus room which we share with our boys playroom.  This project is such an undertaking that we are waiting to do the big reveal for week 11, the bonus room.  There is just no way we could complete a complete office overhaul in just a week.

With that being said, I didn't want to leave y'all hanging.  I'm sharing my sisters super cute organized office that she just finished.

Open bookshelf from here

Storage boxes from here

Hanging file wire storage baskets from Homegoods, she picked up a couple for me too :)

Trough buckets and rod from here

The finishing touches......

She ordered this mason jar pendant off here

This chair she just finished reupholstering.  Similar fabric here

We're headed down there next weekend and I can't wait to see it in person!

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Friday, September 21, 2012

happy fall y'all

Fall is my absolute FAVORITE season.  I mean what's not to like?  Boots, football, crisp air, pumpkin pie, hot chocolate, apple picking.  I could go on for days!






What are you plans for this first weekend of fall? I'd love to know. Ours will go a little something like this, good friends, football and maybe a little Fall planting if we get around to it.  Happy Fall y'all.


Monday, September 17, 2012

An organized {pantry}

Week 3: The Pantry

Here is the step by step process that we took to get our pantry organized!

Step 1.  Empty out completely and scrub the shelves and floor.  I had some syrup and honey drips so things were a little sticky, yuck!  As I was taking things out I categorized them on the island so I could see how much I had of what. i.e. baking stuff, kids snacks, pasta/rice ect.

Step 2.  I installed Fridge Coasters to 4 out 5 of my wire racks.  This will prevent my canned goods from tipping over AND will absorb those honey and syrup drips so I won't have to scrub next time.  Our wire shelves are 12" deep so I broke off the 1" perforation line on the large bin coaster for a perfect fit.

 Step 3. re-load the pantry and categorize each shelf.

Instead of storing chip clips in a kitchen drawer, clip them to the rack for easy access.  I started doing this a couple of weeks ago and it's just so much more convenient.  Even the dog treats have a spot now.

Step 4.  Utilize the inside of the pantry door.  We used Command hooks to hang a family calendar and Becketts lunch box.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

An organized {shed}

Week 2:  The Garage {or shed in our case}

I'm a little late posting the "after" photos of last week.  We chose to do our shed instead. I've always thought we have a super quirky & cute shed.  Ben built it from the ground up the first summer we lived here. I have to say that I had little involvement in this weeks project.  Ben pretty much tackled this one on his own :) BIG SMILE!  

Here is the outside.  We added the planters earlier this spring.

Beckett, the best little helper, emptying out the shed with Daddy.  Sorry this is the only "before" picture I was able to snap.  I got a little distracted playing with Bowen.

 He used 3.5" nails as "hooks' for most of his yard tools.  Forget about spending $4 on pre-fab weed wacker hooks, simply make a loop with some rope and attach to a nail. He freed up a lot of floor space by hanging everything on the walls.

On a side note; this cast iron Christmas tree stands, shown above in red, is one of our best holiday investments ever!

 The wire racks were hung upside down to create a lip on the edge so nothing would fall off.  These shelves house most of our gardening tools. fertilizer and seeds.  Above is a scrap 1x8 held up with standard brackets to create additional storage.

I'm happy to say that he spent ZERO dollars on this weeks makeover.  Ben utilized "left over" supplies from other projects we've done around the house! Great job Honey!

I'll be back later this week to show you how week 3:  The Pantry, turned out!