Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Wanna see how I get wild and crazy??

I feel like I am nesting ....like the mad-woman cleaning I did just before both kids were born. There are little to no surfaces that have been left untouched. Okay, maybe the wooden blinds...but I HATE dusting those!

My big project was this room that had become a dumping ground.

When we moved here, we combined Husband's office and my craft room into one area. The kids also had a little desk in the office. Once all of that stuff was crammed into this room (which is supposed to a formal dining room), well, it was kind of crazy.


So, enter this awesome organized wall system. It is made up of nine mini sections. The lower part (you can't see it in this pic) just has some pull out baskets that hold big stuff. All of the stuff in the blue and green cubbies are activities the kids can do. The white three drawer things on the bottom are construction paper and crayon books. The other one has some threading thing, and some foam things. I wanted to be able to make everything in their reach, so they can get things independently.

The cabinets on the right are where I consolidated all my scrapbook stuff. Stuff was just randomly thrown in there on the shelves. Things were getting lost. Last week those boxes were on sale half off at Hobby Lobby. Now things are in properly labeled containers with like things. It does drive me a bit crazy that the long blue boxes don't match the black ones. But PBK is the only place that made boxes to fit that long narrow shelf. The black ones are just cheapo ones from HL. But once those doors are closed you can't see the black, so I can deal with it!

Just because we all love a little brotherly love, I leave you with this....Happy Tuesday, y'all

17 comments:

Libby said...

Wow. That amazingly organized wall system gives me great hope for the chaos that is my own er, "office area" (I can't call it an official office because it isn't even a separate room!)

But what really amazes me is that you are down to ONE WEEK!!

ps: the faces in the brotherly love photo are priceless.

jennifer said...

I am so impressed! You should start a business (or just come over and I'll pay you to do that to my office.)

Jennifer, Le Binky Bitch

WorksForMom said...

Love that little brotherly love shot. Poor thing!

I am so amazed at your nesting abilities. I admit, I'm an organizing freak too (except my closets - oh my closets).

7 days? Can you even believe it?

7!!

Wendy said...

I am so jealous! I have always wanted that wall unit from PB! I tried to recreate it with cheap shelving in Jayke's room in SC. I had just gotten it all finished then had to move a couple of weeks later. Jaykeb was so excited about his cute little room too!

Looks great! I bet you are so excited!

girlymom said...

I am green in envy and dreaming of the day I can get this mess that organized. *Sigh*

patti_cake said...

Aw brotherly love rocks! Yay for the nesting instinct kicking in! How many more days Hmmmmm???

Janet said...

please, pleeeeeeeeeease come organize my house!

Ashlee said...

Looks just like a Tommie house!! Always finds a way to be organized!!! Only a week to go!!! WHOO HOO!!!! Love ya!

Jessie said...

I want your skillz, so bad.

Cheeky said...

I would sooo pay you to come organize my craft room

Anonymous said...

YOu can almost count on 1 hand. Love the room. What an inspiration.

Jack Hanna said...

Ok--I really am working on leaving a comment.

Traci said...

I did not know that Jack created a blog. Try again. I was the anonymous comment.

Kellan said...

I love being organized - it looks really great! Take care. Kellan

Heather, Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Oh my. I think the over-achieving anal retentive person in me just had a Big O at the sight of all of the organization!

Queen of Shake-Shake

Fleur de Lisa said...

I can see why you are having nesting syndrome now. I’m so excited for you! I loved PBK when Ian was little and now he’s into PBT. I guess we are a PB family because I’m so addicted that that store. LOL

The Kept Woman said...

So the wall system is Pottery Barn then? I was going to ask...but they look FABULOUS!!!