I’m the first to admit I have waaaay to much junk kicking around for my own good. No, that tube of toothpaste does not need to be on the counter and no, that pair of socks does not need to be on the side table. All these little pieces of clutter make me batty. I corral them pretty well, but that’s pretty much a euphemism for I pile them. I’ve posted about various solutions to this clutter vortex and wanted to share my favorites with you today!
This basket was my first attempt at managing the ongoing kitchen counter junkathon. I painted it to match a few other containers and it still sits bursting at the seams on our family room sideboard.
Trays. I love trays. They catch all of the things without taking up a ton of room. I’ve made a bunch for the blog, but these two are my favorites. The first is just a craft store tray that has been painted and doctored up to look a little more luxe.
The second one is a simple inexpensive ceramic serving dish that got a fun graphic treatment with some black enamel pen. I keep wanting to go back and fill in the rest of the tray so it’s not so white!
Moving right along to bowls… a close second to the tray, bowls can hold stuff, they can disguise a cheap plastic flower pot, or they can brighten up the center of your table. My hands-down mac daddy DIY bowl is this globe-bowl. What started as a dated thrift store globe is now a globe sitting gracefully in our living room.
This bowl’s not nearly as exciting, but never underestimate the power of painter’s tape and craft paint. (Because I know how much you consider the power of those two things I just mentioned…)
Finally, this little bowl was one I had the most fun making… a good ol’ busy project in front of Bravo. These are small but the tall one works great to store craft brushes and the smaller on is up on Louisa’s changing table to hold her barrettes. Because she has an infant comb over.
Lastly, this may be a stretch, but not if you have a love for concrete like I do. I made these to be planters. Which is what they’re being used for, but… one of these on a table could be a fun, rustic way to reel in your crappola.
What are your favorite ways to wrangle clutter? And…. go!
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