Well here we are. Tons of boxes hide my beautiful floors as I struggle to still see the potential beautiful space underneath all the mess. While there is lots of work to be done, I had to decide what was the first and most important thing to start. It is hard for me to resist diving into hanging art and putting out pretty things and to start with the proper organizing and storing of things. This time though I am forcing myself to do it right and I started with organizing.
I fell in love with Ikea’s new finish on their Ekby shelves. It is a high gloss white. It is so glossy it is covered with that protective blue film to protect the finish.
Then to add even more shine I bought these polished nickel finished brackets from Ikea as well.
I decided I would put these shelves in the bathroom for some much-needed storage.
Here is the bathroom before and after:
Not bad huh?!? I love making storage and function beautiful. Remember function doesn’t have to be boring. Find cute boxes, shelves, etc to store your items. You will create a beautiful space you will want to keep clean and pretty.
Ok so here is what the shelves really look like when all my stuff is out.
Another unique and creative organization idea I came up with was inspired by a salvage yard purchase of this “cool old gate”. The ticket even said “cool old gate”! I agreed.
Here is the first use of it. As a jewelry holder in my bathroom.
It does a fantastic job as my jewelry organizer. This will probably be the first new life of many for this “cool old gate.” I am sure I will being moving this thing around the house to use for the next inspired space but for now I was in need of storage and organization which it is both! I love it.
So there you go. My first 2 projects of many. Can’t wait to show you the rest!
Until then, Katrina