Monday, September 14, 2009

You’re STILL Organizing?

Yes.  I am.  It’s what I call a “lifelong” process.  Remember when I showed you my beautifully organized kitchen cabinets?  Well, just remember that when you see what I’m about to reveal.  Prepare yourself.

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In my defense, I did tell you that not all my cabinets looked that way, remember?  Well, now I’m just one cabinet closer.

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Not too shabby, eh?  I have yet to add my little labels, but I hurriedly took pictures before anyone could breathe on it and mess it up.

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Unfortunately, my organization station was lacking somewhere for me to hang quick reminders or invitations that the kids might receive (for some reason, my kids have a more active social life than we do).

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I had a roll of corkboard and some spray adhesive on hand, and I trimmed away.  Of course, now I have to wait until the weekend for some pretty pushpins.  Hobby Lobby, here I come!

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I bought the white bin (Martha Stewart) at Kmart last year.  The green bins were on clearance at Pottery Barn.  WHY didn’t I buy 10 more of them?

IMG_7254 Well, I’m off to grade papers.  Yup.  Papers.  Ick.

59 comments:

Lisa Anne said...

Great job. What is the red book to the left of the yellow. That red and white cook book? I remember my mom had that same book. Tear it brought back memories.

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

Do you make house calls????
Looks so - organized ;o) I'm envious.

Courtney said...

Looks great. It seems like I am always organizing something and then it gets messed up!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

How soon can you come here and make my cabinets look like that??
It would be A LOT more fun than grading papers. :)

LacyHolly said...

Looks great! I love the corkboard idea! That's nice!

I wish my cupboards were even a little organized, haha.

{ L } said...

They have some awesome and fun push pins at Ballard Designs. I have their European city ones and I LOVE them!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice job! I like the corkboard inside the cabinet door. I keep my cookbooks inside a cabinet like that too. I should get some bins because that's also the cabinet I keep things like the plastic spoon box, extra Excedrins and cold medicines, just a mish-mash of stuff. Maybe I'll go to the dollar store this weekend!

b. said...

im organizing too.. its such a great feeling when you're all done. but its a never ending story!

emry@my little creative outlet said...

looks gorgeous! I wish my cupboards looked like that!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Looks great. What did you do with that big stack of papers on the bottom shelf? Did they get stuffed--I mean reorganized somewhere else? I have some cabinets that look fantastic and others I try to avoid opening. This inspires me to tackle them. Hey, come visit me when you get the chance and ooooo and aaaaahhhh over my boys' bedroom redo :).

Heidi said...

Woo hoo! I heart me some organization! Nice work and thanks for sharing!

Country Dreaming said...

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!!

Have a great week.

Melinda

Michelle said...

I love the corkboard idea inside the cabinet. You always amaze me!
Michelle

susan said...

Doesn't this just FEEL good--almost like new clothes! I see your Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. After all these years, it is still my "go to" for questions and the first cookbook I gave my daughter. Happy grading!

Melissa Miller said...

Very nice job! LOVE the green PB bins too. :)

Nori said...

Ooooo... looks so pretty. I love your containers... you just can't have enough of them.

southerninspiration said...

Ooooooooo.....cool!!! love your work!

Suzanne

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Of course you had corkboard on hand - don't we all?

Paige said...

Love the bins! I am a basket person and think I need one in every room.

Have a great week!

Misty said...

Once again...you are AMAZING!

Jane said...

Looks good. Wish my cabs had that recessed inside to hold cork.

Connie said...

Oh, there is nothing like a nice clean cabinet. That's a cute idea for the cork ~~ and practical. Good job.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

That makes me want to go organize a cabinet. :)

Love the corkboard idea!

Lacie E. said...

i need to organize my time so that i can organize lol

Molly said...

That looks awesome!

2browneyedbeauties said...

You are my organizing queen! I love to organize myself, but sometimes I just need some ideas(help). So you are looking for push pins, huh? Well, it so happens that I just posted on my blog some push pins I made. They are so easy to make and cute too. So check it out before you go spending your hard earned money.

Jill said...

I love it when you motivate me to organize!!! Just so you know, my kid/adult/pet medications are perfectly in order! Thank you! Anyway I totally have the cork on a roll and I'm moving on to new cabinets.
-Jill @ Barnes Yard

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

oh my, this is inspiring me to get organized!

Leslie said...

You are an organizing super here! If only I didn't own 10 sets of dishes!

Janene said...

What a difference a little organization makes...it looks fantastic!
I love those bins...what a great idea! The green ones are my favorite!

Mom's Place said...

Great job!!! Looks fantastic!

Momma to Bug said...

Corkboard on the back of a kitchen cabinet?!?! Where do you come up with these wonderfully brilliant ideas? Please, please, please do a tutorial on this one so I don't mess up my cabinets when I attempt to do it myself!

By the way, I have been organizing my only "junk" cabinet and drawer this way for years. It is the only way to go...

-Desiree

redeemed diva said...

That is awesome! I flipped out when I saw the roll of cork board and the spray adhesive! What a great idea.
I'm coming back here.

Ashley said...

Ok I am obsessed with you...i just found your blog and have been spending every spare moment looking at all your projects. I have been looking for a cheap easy wall hanging so I was giddy when I found your scrapbook-paper-covered-styrofoam idea! I ran to hobby lobby this morning and already have them made!

But one question...how did you hang them?

Kelly B said...

How wonderful!! It is very nice to see messy places in your house!! Maybe you should post a few and promise not to organize... so I can get caught up!! ;0) Something so simple can make you feel so very much better!!!

LiTtLe LaDy BoW'tIqUe said...

I love, L O V E, looove the corkboard idea! Where would I find a roll of it like that? Your such an inspiration :)

Grace @ One Craft Girl's Corner said...

I know exactly what you mean! You organize stuff in cute little baskets/ compartments and then ten minutes later it's a mess again!

Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

Love it! BTW I didn't know cork board came on a roll. Where do I find it?

Katy said...

I'm jealous that you made the time to do this, in the meantime.....i've been working pretty hard about obsessing over buying a Bob stroller and my house looks like a wreck. Eeeeeeeeek!

That Brighton Cottage by the way.......ROCKS!

Katy said...

P.S. ever visited me before, i'm giving you the invite in case you'd like to enter in my giveaway. i'm just friendly that way.

Robin said...

I love to see how people organize their spaces, you have done a beautiful job. The corkboard on the inside of the cabniet is a stroke of genius.

Nina Diane said...

you're doing such a great job...want to come to my house

Stephanie said...

I read over your blog tonight and really enjoyed it. I really liked the laundry room post. I am so jealous.
I am forever organizing..... it's a never ending job.
Stephanie

Sarah said...

Looks great! Don't you just hate when you wish you would have bought more of something?

Willow Decor said...

You are incredible! Do you ever sleep!! I will NEVER post photos of the inside of my cabinets -you would be horrified!!
xx-Gina

MissSearles said...

Hi,
Ooohh corkboard just reminded me...
I made a notice board the other day out of a half of an old notice board I found laying around, it only to 15 mins with a bit of paint, ribbon and a glue gun but I think its something you would be very proud of me for lol
I have taken it upon myself to call you my teacher in all things to do with beautifying and organizing my home! I'll stick pictures of it up on my blog soon!

xx

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

awesome! don't ujust love being organized?! and all of us can never have enough corkboards! :)

thanks for stopping by:)

Nancy said...

Organizing... that is my form of therapy. I feel sooooo good after a session. I love the cork board. Great idea!

Mrs. Montoya said...

So madly in love with you (well NOT like that!!!). This looks awesome and I am buying some cork on the way home. 2nd week of school and we have three little cards with no home. They will tonight!!!! THANKS

James | Postcard Printing said...

You did a great job arranging your cabinet. Organizing is pretty tough if you don't commit to it. That's a pretty sleek shot.

Maureen said...

wow....looks great!

Lolly Jane said...

you're so inspiring! we need to de-junk our craft room... and fill it up again with more creative things! ;)

ps: come visit our site for a GIVEAWAY!
lollyjane.com

Transparent Mama said...

It makes me feel better looking at them. Stoppin by from SITS.

Lil' Woman said...

Great job! :)

Biteofpunkinpie said...

WHY haven't I thought to use one of my kitchen cabinets as the place to hide our family's clutter?????? I already have a whole shelf of just cookbooks, so it really won't take much to make a little more room and store the rest of that STUFF in there! THANKS for the GREAT idea! (I'm totally doing the corkboard on the door too)

Kim said...

HELP!!

I loved your cork cabinet idea SO MUCH that I ran out to get a roll before the store closed. And then I found some gorgeous push pins!

The problem... is that the cork is so thin that there is no way a push pin will stay in, at all. Are you using a special kind of push pin? Or, how thick is your cork? There was only one thickness at the craft store, but in three different width rolls.

I was so excited and now I'm bummed :O(

Kim said...

Oops.. you can e-mail me at twirly2girls at gmail dot com :O)

Red Lipstick Style said...

This corkboard idea is just what I need in my kitchen. I've got the cabinets organized but the loose paper is killing me. I just saw Cork board yesterday at Tall Mouse (must be a version of Hobby Lobby which IS NOT in my area, sigh....) but I will attempt this project this weekend! BIG THANK YOU!

Jamara @ My NW Nest said...

I love the cork board idea! I'm looking at my kitchen now, the message board crammed with invites & cards, the fridge covered in reminders, charts & art. I think I'm in the market for some cork board!! Thank you!!

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