Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Around the House

As I was bustling around the house today doing the usuals, (aka laundry, dishes, dancing around to girly chick music in my pajamas) I got to noticing how cluttered things were getting on our side tables. Too many things were collecting and just not looking great. So I decided to do something about it. Here is our chest/side-couch-table. My husband found the trunk at a swap meet for ten bucks, what a steal right? It fits perfectly in between our couches and holds all of our board games etc. on the inside. But lately its just been looking too blah...observe...
See what I mean? The coasters dont match at all, and our controller basket wasn't doing its job. Its a tangled mess. So I searched around my house to see what I could move, or repurpose to our little trunk table. And this is what I came up with.
I had this lazy suzan silverware holder from my wedding that I occasionally get to use for parties and such, but for the most part it sits empty on top of my cabinets. I pulled it out and put our remotes in it and walah! Perfect spinning organizer. Next I remembered a yard sale find that I had yet to find something to do with. A pair of gold framed mirrors that were just so adorable I had to buy them. I taped off the mirror, spray painted them white, and now they are small candle holders. I adorned them with inexpensive fish rocks (found at the $ store) and now they have a use too!
Next I simple switched out the orange and white coasters, for some square glass ones that my husband made for us and behold! Much much better. Ps my husband owns a glass shop so its cheap and handy! Often times you can check a local glass shop and see if they have some scraps if you need glass for a project. Usually they will do it at cost for you. IF they are as nice as my sweet hubby:) Moving on...

A while back my little sister bought us these adorable wine glasses that match our living room. T for Tyler, S for Sarah. So presh. But we dont drink wine, and forget we have them, so I wanted a place to display them. This tray was given to me by a friend who was going to throw it out and Im so grateful it is now mine! Perfect spot to organize our magazines, place my glasses, and utilize my other "candle holder"
And now my various magazines are no longer an eye-sore scattered beneath my coffee table. Yay for being organized! And all possible because of cast offs and household items. Feel free to applaud.

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