AJ and I have been talking the past couple of days about ways that we can cut back on our spending so as I lay in bed this morning I had an idea for a $0 makeover. My parents have loaned us some cabinets from their kitchen that they took out before gutting it and we've been using them in the basement to store things. I became motivated during my lunch break (I work from home on Tuesday and Wednesday) and hoisted the cabinet up the stairs. It was not easy, let me tell you... it's a good thing I've been regularly caring a hefty baby around. But the cabinet top was pretty icky looking (the countertop has been previously on top of it).
I scouted around the basement for the perfect piece of wood. It was no where to be found. :( So... I kept brainstorming what to do, I was really committed to spending no money on this project. And then I had an epiphany... my beloved Pottery Barn books were good for more than reading:
And I needed to fill the inside of the cabinet with things that would declutter the kitchen / our life. So I filled it with one basket of stationery (one of the things I collect) and I gave away the rest. Then I used these fabulous serving dishes to hold scrap paper and our cloth napkins (we try to use these at dinner each night).
And the final product with happy flowers and a little mini bowl for us to throw our keys and phones in. And as for the shoes, I stuck them behind the door for now. I'm scouting out the basement for a basket to throw them in.
I am participating in Metamorphisis Monday from Between Naps on the Porch blog: