Wednesday, October 5, 2011

31 Days of Things I've Been Wanting to Do, Day 5: Computer Cabinet

"Clean Out and Spruce Up" was my theme for this small project. Something I've Been Wanting to Do... that was free (other than the small green organizers previously bought, but not using anywhere else) and it didn't take long to finish.

We bought a computer cabinet shortly after our move to Indiana. We had just bought our first house.....

and needed furniture! I'm thinking we got it at Wal-Mart? And definitely didn't pay more than $100. Joel spent an afternoon putting it together, and over 6 years, 1 move and 2 kids later, we are still using it!

It's a common place I visit. It holds our desk top computer, printer, file cabinet, the kids baby books, my scrapbooks and my day planner. With all the traffic, it tends to be a place that can get cluttered easily. I'm tempted to buy our next computer cabinet without doors so I don't have an excuse to hide the inside. :)

Not too cluttered but there was definitely a pile or two to be sorted, put away or thown out, and all together spruced up!

I already had a green CD box and a green basket to use to help organize. I also got inspiration from my bathroom lamp.....

and from my entry lamp (both I purchased at Pier 1).

I used hot glue to apply an old green flower pin onto my desk lamp.

and wa-la! Spruced and organized.

1 comment:

  1. Lindsey,
    You have inspired me! No I haven't committed to 31 days of... but I have started my "Things I've been wanting to do" LIST! I know that I NEED to be a list keeper but that means remembering the idea until i can get to the list. The list just never got made. But as I have been going through my daily life these past 3 days I have been thinking about your accomplishments. So I've started my list. Thank you! I'll have to let you know how it's going once I get started on it! :)
    BTW... your desk space looks amazing before you even got started!!! Mine is a constant disaster. I m such a "pile maker". (in area of life really) It's definitely an illness!
    Looking forward to tomorrows project!