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?


6 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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