Thursday, July 25, 2013

::Using What you Have ::

Really, It was a Story about 3 tables
...And Organizing small spaces.  That's what I've been up to now.

Oh yes! I showed you the mess that was my side of the bed.
 And no...I was not proud. I'm not proud at all when I show you things like that and then fess up; because, honestly it's been like that for a month AT LEAST! 


I make no excuses...it is what it is.

And! while I've already shown you my new Red...yes, Terra Cotta Red by Valspar table.
which by the way took only 1 sample pot from Lowes and only cost $2.98
I created CHALK PAINT OUT OF IT 
AND WAXED IT TOO. 

I agree...
It looks ORANGE! 












I wanted to point out a couple of other things.


















Baskets are so practical for storage in small spaces. I have one with yarn on the little table. It's bright and cheerful ...and now it is off the floor. :)

I have another one that appears to be piled with pillows.

But don't let it fool you.

We have no closet in this room, as it is only 9' X 12' ; and so I have my shoes there (which I eliminated some of them when cleaning this messy corner) and there is a folded cotton coverlet between the shoes and the pillows.
Pillows are much prettier to look at than shoes. Aren't they?! (even if one of them is your Honey's heart bypass pillow-- a reminder to how blessed we are!)

So really, this is the story of 3 tables. Because it took  two little tables to replace the one.

I like the "layered in and nested" look.
Layered and nested...when it's orderly is what I crave. 
I'd rather have layered and nested on tables than the floor anyday! :D 


I also like doing things a little bit differently and using what I have while spending as little money as possible. This Homemaker's Anomaly.
What? You don't hide your shoes in a basket and make it look like pillows? 

I think this little organization project definitely fits the bill for different and free (almost!) 

***This is the blah-blah-blah part... I bought the Valspar paint sample with my own money...and I'm not compensated to push their product or say nice things about it. The thoughts and opinions you read here are ALL MINE! There. 

 

Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. ~Psalm 37:4

 

10 comments:

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You are so funny....we all have our hiding places...mine are few and far between now...but I still got em!

Kristina said...

I have yarn in so many baskets right now, but I have to keep them in my closed closet.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have no idea how your room looks as clean as it is without closets...Oh my! I love your orange err....Red side table!!

Carol

Angel said...

I know my reds, and that's not red! But I like it!!! ;)

Patty Sumner said...

I love the description of your bedroom....."layered and nested". I am going to have to use that one...Your side table looks great... Love the pop of color. Great job! enjoy! I love it when things get all prettied up....Blessings!

NanaDiana said...

Layered and nested sounds good to me! I like the idea of shoes under pillows. You are doing a good job in a tight space- xo Diana

Diane said...

Not having a closet in there must be tough-- I find it tough with a tiny closet! But we manage-- forces creativity, doesn't it?! Still like that color!

Melanie said...

Using what you have is real creativity! Where is the creativity in purchasing something that is already made? It is also more fun more challenging and offers more options!! Options that are not available at any store. It would have been simple to purchase a new table, but you chose to express yourself creatively and create something. I love what you have done!

Revi said...

I like layers and non-minimal environments, too. :)

Geneva said...

I really like the new look and your table is so cute...especially after reading your previous posts on how you put it together. Living in a small space has it's challenges, but you've certainly made the best of it. Great Job!