Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dining Room Organization

Hope you all are having a great week so far! Ours has been busy, busy!

I'm stopping in to show you my latest organization project...the dining room cabinet!
If you're a long time reader, you may remember when we purchased a teal cabinet for our dining room. We bought it for food storage, because our kitchen lacks a pantry. It's been working really hard for us for over two years!

But, we have added another family member since then, so the cabinet has become stuffed to the brim with each of our snacks and breakfast items. It was so full that every time you opened it, food came falling out of the cabinet. Ready to see how bad it was? #glassdoorsdontlie
I was constantly reorganizing it and the kids were constantly going behind me and pulling things out. It was a disaster! 

I shopped our house for some baskets to corral all the food into. I came up with four baskets that have served many purposes over the years, starting out as baby toy storage for Little Man, to bookshelf organizers, to end table baskets, to closet storage. I was thrilled to find that they were the perfect size for the teal cabinet--and free! 

I relocated the baking items to another place in the kitchen, then loaded up the baskets with our snacks and breakfast foods. Easy! Well, except for the part where I kept having to chase off Little Girlie who was constantly pointing and yelling "Eat! Ish!" (aka Goldfish). Ha! 
I also picked up the sea glass vase and utensil caddy at Home Goods yesterday. The plates, straws, and napkins were all taking up valuable space in the kitchen cabinets, so the caddy really helped make some room while keeping the items accessible. And cute. Because it needs to be cute, right?! The vase totally had me at hello. Combine sea glass and rope and I'm sold, every time! ;)
I love how the baskets, the wooden caddy handle, and the rope all play off of each other! 
Doesn't it look SO much better?! I love it! 


Linking up to Savvy Southern Style and many other awesome blogs!

30 comments:

  1. What a huge difference a small, simple change can make! It looks great!

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  2. I really like the colors. I just recently painted my living room and kitchen (got rid of some dreadful orange) and have been gravitating towards the turquoise and mint green and navy. Beautiful transition and what a difference just a few baskets can make:)

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    1. Oh, I love that color palette! That will be beautiful!

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  3. The baskets look great, nice and tidy :)

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  4. Love that orgainizing.....Organiziation is a weak spot for me. lol

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    1. Thanks, hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Oh, so neat and clean! I love it! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again this Friday!

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    1. Thanks so much--and thanks for hosting!

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  7. Samantha, what a lovely piece with great organizational tips! It looks amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Something to Talk About!
    pinning!
    Karen

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Hi Samantha,
    I saw your post at the Work It Wednesday party on the blissful bee and I absolutely fell in love with your blog at first sight lol. You have such beautiful ideas especially this dining room organization one. Fabulous results! It is so nice to meet you. Come stop by and say hello over at www.DIYDESIGNMOM.com
    Thanks!
    Jackie

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    1. Your comment made my day! Thank you!

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  9. I love that cabinet! And baskets just make everything better! Beautifully organized and decorated!

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  10. omygosh...I've never been so in love. Your cabinet is adorable and I need one just like it in my living
    room....
    I love it.

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    1. Thanks! It's held up really well, too!

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  11. I love great organization projects and ideas. Your dining room cabinet looks so much better and I love the baskets you used. Thank you for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party. I can't wait to see what you share this next week too. Have a great weekend!

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

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    1. Thanks! Hope you're having a great week!

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  13. Wow! Who knew that storing snacks out in the open could look so pretty! Love those baskets....I use ones like that for storing my potatoes and onions out in the open. Your amazing organizational skills here are one of my features tomorrow at Your Turn to Shine. Thanks so much for sharing with us! Jamie | anderson + grant

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    1. Potatoes and onions are such a great idea for these! And, wow, thank you SO much for the feature! You made my day!

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  14. This is so pretty! I love the pop of blue and it looks so cute with the gallery wall above it. Great work!

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    1. Thank you! It's finally all coming together! Hope you have a great day!

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  15. I've been going through your posts from the link-up at Thrifty Decor and I feel like in every one so far I want what you have going on in your house (the Ikea shoe cabinet, this turquoise cabinet). Seriously, you're my decorating soul sister. I'm really excited that I found your blog.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading! Your comment made my day and put a huge smile on my face! :)

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