Why Didn’t I Do This Sooner?

You know how I’ve talked about not keeping something you don’t love, use often, or have for sentimental reasons? So, why do I still have this at the end of my hall? Yeah, that wood thing. It doesn’t really fit, does it?


Want to see what’s inside? Lots of Cd’s. I know Cd’s are on the way out, but hubby and I love our Cd’s. So, I needed to come up with another storage idea.

Enter my beautiful Chinese Chest. We’ve lived in this house for 6 1/2 years and the chest has been in the basement, covered in dust that whole time. Why? I don’t know. I love it! It’s my favorite piece of furniture I have. It’s a real antique and I’ve had it for over 25 years. I guess I’ve always been afraid it wouldn’t “mesh” well in my living room. And then I thought, “I love it, so it will work.”  

I loaded in the Cd’s and even have more room if need be. The Christmas and children Cd’s are in the back.

Why would I think it wouldn’t “mesh” in this room? It looks beautiful. Sorry, it’s hard to get a good picture of it because of where it is. I love it under the mirror and I didn’t even have to move it, which is a good thing since it’s heavy and took me forever to hang it the first time.

And now my hall looks better too. Ummm, yes, I did get that pedestal out of my yard sale pile. Don’t take things out of your yard sale pile. That’s a big no no! Do as I say and not as I do. I did put the wood cabinet in the yard sale pile, so technically they just changed places.

I love both my spaces so much better now. Do you have something in the basement you love, but haven’t been using?

Make it a Beautiful Weekend!

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{ 4 comments… add one }
  • LeAnn January 21, 2011, 5:53 pm

    I’m enjoying your blog. The chinese cabinet does look good. The use of it to store CDs is a good idea. But CDs are on the way out? Oh, no!

  • leah January 21, 2011, 9:04 pm

    cool chest! I really like it. I am all about mixing in a few eclectic pieces over time. Your home should look like a beautiful collection that has been built over time, not a page out of a furniture catalogue, or at least that is what real designers say. So it is perfect! I love it.

  • Becky@Organizing Made Fun January 21, 2011, 9:51 pm

    I have said that a few times to myself…why didn’t I do this sooner? Sometimes I just have to start thinking out of the box or try to go at things from a different angle so that I figure out fun new ways to organize something! Very nice!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  • amanda January 23, 2011, 12:59 pm

    looks great! i had a pink basket that I’ve had for 8 years that i loved but couldn’t find a use for it. finally last week I found a spt. i am now using it in the bathroom to hold extra toliet paoer.

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