This is the current state of the open shelves in my kitchen.
Why am I sharing this photo?
For two reasons:
- To motivate me to stick with my March Break goal of tackling this project.
- It always makes me feel better as a reader to see that it’s not picture perfect in every part of other bloggers’ houses.
When we moved in,
we I thought “what nice shelves – they’ll be great for displaying things!” Now, I look at them and think “grrr . . . what a huge waste of space! All they do is collect stuff.”
What stuff you ask?
Well, let’s play 10 things that don’t belong in this picture.
- The syringe for Pumpkin’s medicine.
- You can’t even see it, but in that bowl is an Invisibelt – fabulous invention for people who always need to wear a belt but don’t want a buckle bump.
- Christmas ornament that I have not put away because it’s a felt apple and it’s my favourite green.
- Motrin – I live with a coffee drinker who gets a caffeine headache if he doesn’t have his weekend coffee within the ‘magic window’ of time.
- Bottle of fabric paint medium. I don’t know.
- Valentine heart-shaped LED tea lights. 99 cents on clearance . . . but it’s now March 12th.
- Reusable water bottle from HomeSense that I thought was SO pretty until I discovered it does not even hold the volume of one water bottle.
- Box of Polident tabs (again, hiding). I have all my teeth but acquired these after reading tips that say they are great for cleaning old bottles.
- Battery charger for my camera – I had to patiently wait to take this not-so-lovely photo.
- Easter pick decoration (which means this mess has something from Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter)
Part of the reason for this chaos is, oddly enough, the creation of my blog. I usually have a little vignette on the top of the dresser but I needed pieces of it for my March Mantel so everything spiralled out of control from there. It’s a slippery slope.
However, with the help of a lovely $7.99 HomeSense purchase, my shelf transformation is on its way!
I hope you will come back for the reveal at the end of the week!
Thanks for reading (and not judging!!!)