Monday, October 22, 2012

Kitchen Corner Reveal

31 Days of Order - Day 22

I am happy to be able to show you some pictures of the greatly improved corner in my kitchen.

This is what it looked like before....

I already showed you how I covered the back of the hutch with wrapping paper....

This is what it looks like now!
The bins store things like batteries, flashlights, bills, papers, 
computer disks, music CDs, and cooking magazines that need further organization 
(that's a project for another week).
The drawers contain school & art supplies: 
paper, pencils, pens, markers, sticky notes, cards, and so on.

I made the skirt out of cafe curtains. 
Since I'm not using it as a desk, I figured if it was covered I could still use it for storage. 
Ah - ah - peeking. Actually, it's clean under there, too. 
Our printer is hiding behind the pretty curtain.

I sewed the two panels together, folded and sewed down the top, 
then gathered the seam.
Using stick on Velcro, I attached it to the desk to hide the legs.

This little heart bowl has been my key holder for a long time. 
However, it used to be a dusty blue. Anybody remember that color from the eighties?
The frame got an update as well. Hurray for spray paint!
The autumn print is page from a calendar.

I got to dig out some decorations from the shed loft. It was like seeing old friends.

Stay tuned for an update on my efforts to toilet train the cats!!

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  1. Love the bins! Great transformation. You go girl! Then come over here....

  2. looks great Calista! i love all the little details!

    1. Thank you! I hear you're working on turning your spare room into the baby's room. Looking forward to seeing it!

  3. Very cool! Love the way you used the curtain! Fun bins to! The heart shaped bowl is so pretty.

    1. Thank you, Winnie. I am super pleased with the curtain-to-skirt project.

  4. Wow, that looks great!! Quite the improvement.


  5. What a great idea, I really love your skirt. And the papered background. Thanks for sharing such helpful tips. I'm a visual person and seeing 'how to' photos helps me organize better!
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

  6. A command station, clever! Stephanie

  7. now that is just a cozy little corner of order ... well done!

    1. Thanks, Melissa! Cozy is a good word for it.

  8. Very cute and organized! I love the fabric skirt!

  9. Good for you! You've turned that corner into a really useful and attractive spot! :)

    1. Thanks, Richella. I love that it's no longer an eyesore! :-)


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