Here is an example of my nesting skills: A before and after of my linen closet project.
This was before I judo chopped it Martha Stewart style.
When I opened the door I would hear sounds from horror films.
This is what happens when I get that urge to purge and organize:
I like to use decorative pieces that have meaning no matter where I am organizing or decorating. The urn that you can barely see, thanks to my poor lighting, is filled with napkin rings. My hubby and I purchased the urn in St. Paul during Grand Avenue Days about ten years ago. When I open the closet door I will think of that day and all the neat artisans we met.
Now when I open the door I hear angels singing and a bright light shines down upon me.
This is my view from the kitchen. Anger no longer ensues when the door is left wide open :)
I would say that it looks rather Martha/Pottery Barn-esque, but it's not. I might be Martha Stewart's sassy twin, but I definitely don't have her kind of cash! Most of these baskets are from Target. Some are from Pier1. Others were somewhere else in the house and I created another disaster wherever I stole the baskets from...such is life.
While I'm at it, I thought I would share a before and after of what was our nightmarish hallway.
Now it is looking much better and much brighter...
My look is kind of "old school" style meets elegant meets "I need some family photos on the walls STAT!"
PS There is a Before and After party over DebbieDoos. Some of them are unbelievable! http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/