Let's Get Organized!

Many people vow to get more organized with the start of a new year, I guess I’m no different there. My workspace is so cluttered it has a tendency of spreading throughout the house from time to time so we’re adding more storage and changing up the atmosphere of our house this  year. We’re tired of the beige walls, we bought a house so we could be creative and do whatever we wanted to the house.

A few months ago we went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore and while walking around we found this wonderful hutch for $15. It was all real wood and a great piece, just needed a little sanding and paint and TLC. For $15 we couldn’t beat it, so we took it home where it sat in our garage waiting for us to fix it up! Right before Christmas we finally decided on the coloring and plans for the kitchen, we wanted something fun and festive. Our kitchen is a place where everyone seems to gather and we wanted it to be very welcoming. Now many of you may think we’re crazy but we decided to paint the hutch orange! And we’re going to paint the walls a fun, bright green. The hutch has now been painted and we just got it up on our wall this past weekend. We still need to put some finish coats on the drawers but here it is:


Almost finished!

This piece is perfect for us, we were lacking storage in our kitchen and were tired of it being cluttered. When you keep your eyes open and keep an open mind when going through salvage and thrift stores you never know what you’re going to find. The shelves on this piece are going to hold random kitchen gadgets, there will be 4 little drawers on the bottom left where we can store take out menus and pens and batteries and random crap that collects in your kitchen, underneath we’re going to be putting up some dowl rods to hang our pots and pans from and the mirror on the right just makes the room look a little larger and is perfect for when you’re grabbing your coffee and ready to run out the door, take a quick peak make sure your  hair isn’t sticking up and out the door you go!

I’ll have another picture once it’s done and organized and then of course once the kitchen is painted! Can’t wait for it to come together!

Does anyone else have any great finds for their new year? Any good suggestions on organization? I’d love to hear them!


  • Porsha Deun

    That is awesome!!! I recently found a wood work bench at the goodwill for $5. I want to sand it and put a different finish on it but haven’t decided what kinds of finish yet. Places like that are often the best places to shop because you can’t beat the price and some items are so unique that you just won’t find them in the big box stores.

    That is a beautiful shade of orange and it will complement the green wall. Can’t wait to see the finished result!

    • peko1012

      Oh cool! I love those random finds and you’re right the pieces are so unique you can’t find them in retail stores. And thanks for the compliments, hopefully picking out our green paint this weekend!

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