Monday, March 29, 2010

The Clutter Buster...

I have 2 beautiful bay windows in my house, and I love them. BUT-the sills are mega clutter catchers for me...I end up throwing mail and everything else on them, and then after a couple weeks I have to swim through the clutter to find my window sill again.

One thing I have noticed that helps...if I keep them decorated. Must be because when I work on some decor, I have enough pride in it to keep junk off it...not sure, but who am I to question the clutter fairy...I just know it works!

So, I decided I better get some Easter decor on the sill in my dining room, otherwise, that thing is going to be a DIS-ASTER by the time Easter gets here.

So here's what I did...I have this wonderful 2 tiered metal basket that I got from the Swiss Colony warehouse sale. I bought it 2 years ago, and never had a purpose for it. I took it, and filled it with moss (from the $$ store of course), and then I added some micro beaded eggs (also from the $ store), and added a cute ceramic bunny to the top and poof...clutter buster...

I should add, that the ceramic bunny was NOT so cute when I bought it. It was all hideous shades of brown, and I paid .49 cents for it at the Goodwill. But 4 coats of white gloss spray paint later and ahhhhhhhhhhh, love.

So what areas of your house are clutter catchers? What solutions have you found that work for you?


  1. Great idea!!! I have a two tiered fruit basket very similar to your and I was just thinking the other day how I could use it for a centerpiece/decorating idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I have two pantry cupboards in my kitchen and they are always covered in mail, the husbands drill, etc. I totally need to put something up there that is pretty and takes up all the room so there is NO CLUTTER. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Cute! A great idea to keep the area clutter free.Do you plan to keep it there and change the contents for each holiday or season? I have wanted a two tiered basket for a while now. Maybe one will show up at the thrift store soon.

  4. CUTE!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D