Monday, January 26, 2009

I heart Photo boxes

I have been wanting to do this post for quiet some time, but with the last few weeks of being sick, I haven't done much of anything. Everyone is finally starting to feel better and I had the motivation to finally tackle this project. 

Of course, with a new year comes new goals and ideas. One of those for me was to make sure everything I own has a "home".  My linen closet was getting seriously out of hand. In comes the wonderful photo box to save the day!

I have photos available for your pleasure, though the before is nothing pleasurable. If you have never organized with these boxes, I strongly urge to start now! It's really funny because I would have normally just said, "oh, photo boxes, well I have albums for that!" But when I saw these in the store (on sale *Grand Opening* for 5 for $4) I had to have them. I knew I would find some use for them. As I was driving home a thought occurred to me, I could use these to stash all of my junk and make it look really pretty. *Another thought jumped into my head and I will share that one with you tomorrow*. 

So sit back, enjoy the photos and let your creative juices flow. The uses for these are ENDLESS!!! 


BEFORE
BEFORE

BEFORE

BEFORE

*See, pretty scary! Also, you can see that I have a linen closet the size of a shoe box. Nothing like the wonderful bedroom sized closets that Martha has!

And now, on to the real delight!


AFTER
AFTER
SUCH CALM
AND SO MUCH SPACE!

Now I just need to make sure the hubs and children don;t just throw things in there. Who am I kidding... I need to make I don't just toss stuff in there.

Don't forget to show me your transformations! I can't wait to see what you use to hide all of your items.

4 comments:

Vintagesquirrel said...

Great idea! I had never thought of using photo boxes for anything besides photos either. I will have to rethink that. This looks so lovely.

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

I see I need to visit your blog more often to get inspired for all the organizing I NEED to do.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Sometimes you can find those for so cheap, and I love the colors you found! Great idea!

happylittlehouse said...

That does look so lovely!

I decluttered our linen closet this week and am so thrilled to open the closet and have everything in place. It feels so nice! But it's not pretty, haha!