Thursday, January 28, 2010

How to Get Things Accomplished: Pantry and Valentine's Book Wreath

It's all about the hair.  You have to make sure you put your hair up properly to get things accomplished.

Last night I worked on the pantry.  It went from this to this:


Here's how...
First, put your hair up (remember, I told you it was all about the hair):

Then empty out your space.  You'll be amazed at how much you stuffed in there!

Not so pretty, but clean it out really well and then put in the paper.

Then you have to decide how to organize things.  I basically put everything that Shane could fix for himself in the front so he can get to it easily (ok, this pretty much means just the canned soup....), baking stuff in the back, and then threw the "loose" items into a couple baskets (From Pier 1).  By loose items I mean anything not in a box or can.

I'm really pretty pleased with the result.  You may or may not have noticed that I don't have doors on the pantry.  And that it's tiny.  And that it's not really a pantry at all.  And it isn't.  Not a proper pantry, anyway.

It's where the oven used to be when we moved it.  It was one of those ovens separated from the stove so we had to take it out, cut into the cabinets to install a new stove/oven and we were left with the big hole in the cabinets.  It just hasn't been worth the time, effort, and money to do anything with it.  Anyway, at least now it's semi-nice to look at.

In other and more exciting news, I made my copy-cat version of the Valentine's book wreath I showed you in the last post.

Of course I had to put my hair up first:

I got a haircut today, can you tell?  Anyway...ta-da!

I know Flower Patch Farmgirl put a lot more time and effort into hers, but this is what I had energy for tonight.  I also know that she used a cute red ribbon and I just used a ponytail holder that was sitting around to hold it up, but that's ok with me.


Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

Congrats on the pantry reorg! it's so hard to find time to do that stuff, much less put pretty paper in it:) Love the valentines wreath and I'm thinking of going to get supplies to either make that one or the cupcake liner wreath I've been seeing, I'm wondering if it would work with scrapbook paper or would it be too thick and rigid you think?

Abbey @ Practically Perfect said...

Kelly--I think it would work fine with scrapbook paper - that would be so cute!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I need to tackle that project BIG TIME. Seeing yours makes me even more upset about the sad state of my pantry...but that's what the weekend is for, right?!

design_aholic said...

Your hair comment cracked me up- I have this standard statement: "Time to get serious" as I head to grab a hair tie, clip or headband. So, totally on board. I swear, we're like the same person sometimes. :) And, btw, I love the wreath...

Thanks for linking up your victory for VOTW @ Design-Aholic. Make sure to come back again, I can't wait to see what you have next!