Thursday, June 12, 2008

progress

Here's the wonderful thing I found to solve my "hot spot" trouble area on the half wall next to the kitchen table...

I spotted it on my friends' blog at the cottage and hoped it would be the right size. It is, indeed, the perfect size.

I've already started tackling the junketyjunkjunk. The littlest cubbies are just a bit smaller than I thought they were...I was imagining something like shoebox size. Well, as I was driving home from the cottage today with my new great solution in the trunk, I was trying to think of what sort of box might fit in the holes. It dawned on me that business card boxes would be just the thing! And I knew just where to get them. Unfortunately, I had to buy a whole case (of 80!), but I think I have some ideas for them!

I'll show you another picture when it's all done.

17 comments:

Melissa said...

Your new cabinet is crafty and adorable just like you! Love it!
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Happy Day!

Colleen said...

oh my gosh...this is the perfect piece. It's so very charming. Can't wait to see it finished!!

Lovie said...

Oh wow, I love it. It looks tailor-made for crafty stashings.

laurie said...

That is the cutest little cabinet...good find! By the way your kitchen is adorable as is, but excited to see the changes you have in store.

Debra Johnson said...

Oh my goodness ~ that is sooo super perfect!! I LOVE finding that perfect thing for that odd need one finds they have....you did great to find something SO perfect ~ sometimes you have to look FROEVER to find it! WOW! * And those little boxes ARE the perfect size and so cute ! Did you do that or did they come like that? Can't wait to see the finished product! Now you won't mind the mountain of 'stuff' at all...becausee it will be 'housed' so very nicely!! * Pile it on!!!

natalie said...

How perfect is that?!...and it is so cute too!!

Heather said...

OMG so super cute and clever. Good karma that is fit perfectly. Love the little boxes and organizey things!! Yay!

Marianne said...

Hi googlereader thought I might like your blog. It sure was right, I love it. So you have a new subscriber. And I really like the solution you found for your kitchen and love what you're doing with it.
Greetings, Marianne

Christine said...

I love that piece, it's just perfect for the space. You amaze me - you can take clutter and turn it into something beautiful!! :) Great job!

Shauna said...

I love that cabinet! It's gorgeous, and it looks like it's going to be so much fun to change, mix up, oh, jealous! It's awesome! Good find!!
Shauna

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

Oh you lucky girl, you! Love that cabinet and it does seem just right for your spot. Congrats on the godparents thing. I know you must be thrilled.

Jess said...

That cabinet is AWESOME! i wish we could get stuff like that here in New Zealand! Congrats on been asked to be God parents, what a blessing! I am so excited for you both!

Secret Leaves said...

Well, this is just lovely. Ann and I can't seem to master the knack of this. Our studio is plastic containers with mismatched, hand-scrawled labels, piles of paper everywhere...oh well. I guess it's just not meant to be for us.

Sharon

Kasey said...

I LOVE this piece, and it would look just lovely in my room!!!

just found your blog and love it.
kasey

waisze said...

What a great find, I love it and matches your decor perfectly!

Cheryl in Carlsbad, CA said...

Amy, I can't tell you how much I love love love your blog. It seems like lately I haven't been checking it often so I can save up and read a few entries at a time. You're doing an awesome job with Baby and you are an inspiration to all who are thinking of becoming a foster mommy & daddy. My daughter is wearing her special Birthday ring today that you made for her (we ordered it from your website) in January and my little niece is still loving her special textured blanket that we purchased last fall. So, thank you - we may have never met, but we think of you often. :-) The reason for my comment is to tell you that I have some robin's egg blue business card boxes - not unlike your case of 80 and I use them for shipping little items that I sell. I have received many positive comments from people when they receive them in the mail. Just wanted to share this idea with you. Take care!

Halo Hill said...

Wow! What a cool piece! A great organizer.

Sheila