Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Transform Tuesday -- Countertop Organization

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Sometimes the best transformations are the easiest ones.  I don't know about you, but it seems that no matter how hard I try there is alwasy a pile of "stuff" on my kitchen counter.  I go through it all of the time, but I just can't seem to keep it clean.  (Please tell me you have piles too.)

Before:
On a good day my pile looks like this.  I won't show you the bad day, but picture my counter half covered with school papers, crafty stuff, random stuff, and more stuff.

I was walking through the clearance aisle at Wal-Mart and found this cool little container.  It was $3.00 and I brought it home with no idea how i was going to use it.  I kept thinking it would be really great as a centerpiece on our table with some candles in it, but I wasn't sure so I set it on the counter with the other stuff for a couple of days.  Then it hit me...use your new stuff to hold all of your other stuff.

After:
And now my counter looks like this.  This was less than a 5 minute transformation, but what a difference it makes!  Someday I think I am going to spray paint it black, but I'm in no rush.

What have you transformed?  Link it up!

Here are the rules:

1. Use the link to your actual post, not your blog address.

2. Grab the Transform Tuesday button and add it to your blog somewhere.



 

3. check out what everyone else is up to and leave them some comment love.

I linking this to these sites.  Go check them out!
• Anti-Procrastination Tuesday@ New Nostalgia
• Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition
• Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
• We Did it Wednesday @ Sew Much Ado
• Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
• Strut your stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple

6 comments:

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

Wow! I'm the first to arrive! I'm never eary to anything!! Thank you for hostessing...boy do I need some organization, thanks for sharing your idea!!!
Sharon

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Very nice. It's hard to make visible items look neat and tidy but you managed to do it. Love the little container and you can still use it as a centerpiece with candles another time. :)

heather

Lori S. said...

Love your blog! Thanks so much for hosting the linky party! :)

~Lori@ live,laugh,love,create :)

Cheffie Jo said...

SO excited to join your Transform Tuesday Linky Party!!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thanks for hosting the party! Rory

Meet Virginia said...

Looks great! I love to have stuff like that all organized too!! Thanks so much for hosting!

~Morgan

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