I’m not going to lie, I was a little scared of participating in this series and I told Ursula that I’m not sure I’m the right person for this. While my house always looks clean, I’m not going to ask you to open my closets and drawers. Some are more organized than others.
And my life has felt really out of control lately so committing to an organizing tour is a little out of my comfort zone. But what better way to feel like you are gaining controlled again than to organize things? It does make you feel better for sure.
So big thank you Ursula for asking me to participate.
While I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to, I did get my daughter’s room more organized. I have been talking about her a lot lately (HERE and HERE) and with her issues, she likes nothing more than spending time in her room doing crafts.
Yup, it was somewhat of a mess! Her old set up of a toddler table and chairs didn’t work for her anymore. She turned eight and was ready for a big girl desk that she could grow with.
Unfortunately we were restricted in size, since she has closet doors opening into her space. But the Ikea Besta Burs desk fit the area perfectly.
So this is how I organized the space for her:
Update: Her room looks more like this now
You can download my daughter’s vintage paint-by-numbers by clicking HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
The sleek Ikea desk has room for her to grow and possibly get little crafting organization underneath in the future.
And she has storage for pencils, markers and other little craft supplies.
I bought the “paint by numbers” at a Goodwill last year and never found the perfect spot for them until now. (I staged them in THIS dresser makeover, do you remember?)
The vintage tulip chair is perfect for her desk. I bought a set of 4 chairs and table last year at an auction for $75 and I love one of the chairs in her room.
I used two of my milk glass vases for her pencils and markers so she doesn’t need to open the drawers nonstop.
This drawer organizer I got at Target HERE* fits the drawer perfectly:
Her drawers probably won’t look like this for long, but I tried 😉
Since she loves to paint I set up the other side of her room to display all her art projects with Ikea Dignitet curtain wire which makes it easy to change out the always changing pieces of artwork.
Below her artwork display are two old Ikea Expedit shelves with baskets and lots of books. (click HERE to see how I painted the thrifted lamps on her shelves)
Isn’t her artwork great? I love it and hung some pieces around the house as well. Click HERE and HERE to see.
Click HERE to see how easily you can make one of these pictures yourself.
And I have another closet that I’m proud of and it is one that guests actually do get to open to hang their jackets into. I did keep the wire shelving. I know it is hated by many but I just didn’t see a reason to throw it out nor did I have the budget to do so.
You can read more about my coat closet by clicking HERE.
And my make-up station is pretty organized as well: