Monday, July 6, 2009

A Buffet of Organization

As I told you all, I spent my 4th of July cleaning and organizing. This was my ToDo List that I made for myself on Friday:
Clean Closet
Organize Buffet
Clean Out Car
Organize Pots and Pans
ReOrganize Kitchen Cabinets
Organize Laundry Nook.

By the end of Saturday, this is what my ToDo list looked like:
Clean Closet
Organize Buffett
Clean Out Car
Organize Pots and Pans
ReOrganize Kitchen Cabinets
Organize Laundry Nook

As you can see I was a little over zealous with my list.
But since I did get the buffet done, I thought I would show off my work.
Here is the buffet and shelves:

Let's start from the bottom, shall we?
I picked up a three basket set from Ikea (14.99 for the set) and used two of them in the left side of the cabinet. On the middle shelf I stored a throw blanket for the couch.
The smaller basket on the top holds all our extra Thank You cards and Chrismas cards. It has become our own little postal office:

The middle sized basket of the set has become storage for all my extra candles, votives and picture frames that I don't have a space for right now, but don't want to get rid of:

The drawer in the middle of the buffet has become our own little Office Depot. Pens, pencils, tape, stapler, glue, etc is stored in here:

The right side cabinet is home to all my picture books, scrapbooks and yearbooks:

The top of the buffet has my faaaaavorite martini set and pictures of my beautiful neices Abigail and Bridget and my very handsome nephew, Owen (there you go T, I found a picture of your son ;) as well as a picture of my brothers and I:

The first shelf has kinda become "my shelf" (I guess because I'm shorter, hehe). From left to right we have pretty flowers, a picture of my dad in the military, my two cricket boxes with a plaque my mom bought my in front that read 'A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be your friend', Mommacita and Daddy-O on their wedding day (hellloooo beehive on Mom!), a picture from LBI that my dad bought for us, and a great little vase that I picked up from Michaels for $3.99.
The second shelf has is JEGs and has a poem he wrote for me years ago, a model of a 1987 TransAm (aka Vanessa), two pictures of his PopPop (can you say Gangster in that second picture??), a stack of books and a cute little plant for added texture ( both from Ikea- $1.50 for the plant and $.50 for the pot)

So there ya go... the anatomy of my buffet.
As soon as I finish cleaning the closet, I'll post about the other areas I organized.
Always & Forever,


Shannon said...

I always love knowing what "stuff" people actually use in their cute little groupings...ya always see them from far away but I like to see the breakdown, it looks cute!

Owen said...

omg my name is Owen! how uncommon and awesome! best name ever