Organizing My Way Thru 2009

Organizing is the word for 2009, this is the year.  Are you rolling your eyes, Mr. Wonderful is.  How much more accountable can I make myself, I’ll put it here for the whole world to see.

I love Thrifty Decor Chick so I’m doing her challenge starting 1/12.

I stink at organizing, I try and then all of a sudden I have just moved the pile. 

We (Mr. Wonderful and Messy Ole Me) are going to do some big projects this year.

  1. Scrapbook/Craft Room
  2. Lyssa’s Room
  3. Bedroom

These three rooms are the biggest challenges and I am going to win.

A great starting point. 

I will keep a running log here of what we accomplish or don’t accomplish…..

China cabinet


 It was packed full of everything from board games, to water bottles, lunch boxes, rubbermaid this and that, but not anymore.



On to project #2 the Craft Room….


Mr. Wonderful getting started…..


A thrift store find, painted and hung!  The scrapbook room is painted will show you some pics when I get curtains hung.


We have had a busy weekend.

I still have a lot of organizing to do in this space, I have a wish list.

My wish list-

  • A painted dresser to the right of the silver shelf to get rid of some of the plastic containers I’m currently using.  Paint it either red or turquise and use vinyl letters to label the drawers with whatever is inside them.
  • Shelving for the wall above the cricut counter.
  • My old ottoman covered in something floral, I think.  I can use the ottoman for a seat for Mr. Wonderful so he can hang out with me while I create.  (Did you see how little my t.v. is I doubt he does a lot of hanging out, but I love my t.v.)
  • Floor lamp so I can use the .49 cent shade I found at goodwill this weekend.
  • Red hat boxes or something similiar for the shelves.
  • The perfect quote for the wall.
  • A great desk, I’m going to use a folding table until I find the right one.

January 14th

  • Scrapbook room closet cleaned out and organized, two boxes of clothes for goodwill.
  • Bedroom dresser cleaned off.
  • Cleaned out another box of clothes from my closet for goodwill.

January 17th

Would you like to see what happens when I can’t sleep.

January 27th

I like the new look of my bulletin board.  (sorry about the glare)


I wanted to add some recent projects.


Table before.

I need to paint the above table but I just can’t decide what to do with it.


Lamp $8 at thrift store, the shade however was $40 at Tuesday Morning. Oh well you win some and lose some..ha!

I tackled the bathroom sink recently and decided to wait for a couple of weeks before bragging.  I figured the girls would not keep it clean.  I was wrong.


We’ll we are at it again.  This time I (We) declared war on The Baby’s Girl’s Room and I have to say I’m pretty proud of what we accomplished.


The closet before, enough said.

Can you believe it's the same closet?

Can you believe it's the same closet?

This is one of the two shelves in The Baby Girl's room, just a hot mess.

This is one of the two shelves in The Baby Girl's room, just a hot mess.

I love how the shelves are turning out, I think I'm going to get her a new shelf though.  I think I want a black one.

I love how the shelves are turning out, I think I'm going to get her a new shelf though. I think I want a black one.

I have been an organizing machine this weekend.  I worked in the Craft Room for hours today.


Both organizers were thrift store finds. I think they are perfect.


I wish I had a before pic of the dresser, try to imagine it white with pink peeling paint. I love the new color.


I love my new label maker I'll be labeling all the stamps this week and buying new picture boxes, I just haven't found the right ones yet.

This weekend Garage Sale was another chapter in the year of organizing.


19 Responses to Organizing My Way Thru 2009

  1. june says:

    Wow, your china cabinet and craft room look awesome! I have a scrap space set up in my kitchen for scrapbooking and other crafts. It needs to be cleaned and organized badly! On my to do list for sure.

  2. Becky says:

    Love the china hutch w/o the fabric!! The red dinnerware really make it pop!! Everything looks great!
    Have a great week!

  3. That hutch is AMAZING! The color is wonderful, love the red in there. And the glass…Wow.

  4. nancy says:

    Your china cabinet looks great. Very clean and simple.

  5. Lamp Tramp says:

    Oh, I love how the hutch turned out. I remember you were debating removing the curtains a few blog posts ago. It looks awesome with your spicey dishes! Great job, hope you get your wish list done!

  6. Paula says:

    WOW I love it all. Wish I could have a craft room. But not too soon my kids are growing fast enough.

  7. Debbie says:

    You made a great start, can’t wait to see what else you do. Love that green hutch and red plates. Wow, my favorite colors. I’ll be back!

  8. Amanda says:

    I am in LOVE with your craft room! The mere fact that you have a craft room makes me all giddy. That is what is on my wishlist!

    Your green hutch is gorgeous. did you buy it that color or paint it yourself?

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  12. Karen says:

    Thanks for the comment!

    I think the china cabinet is awesome. I love bright colors like this but for some reason I can’t bring myself to paint my furniture. Yours look great.

    And can I just say I am so jealous about your craft space. polka dot cartons are fab!

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  19. Renee Ruiz says:

    Hi there..I just wanted to know where you purchased the plastic thingy that you have on the desk. I would really like to purchase one.
    Please let me know.


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