The hutch. Who else has one? Who else loves to just throw their stuff in their and shut the door. That's the advantage to a hutch after all. So many times I've wanted to get rid of the hutch and just put floating shelves up. The hutch had stuff crammed into the shelves. Stacked up on the top. Even hiding behind it! We needed a de-clutter/organization intervention.
The first thing to go was my mother's china, champagne glasses (which we don't drink, so why do we have these glasses??), glass candle stick holders, a George Foreman grill (sorry, George), a cast iron griddle pan, these blue glass vases, and a bunch of extra cookbooks (I actually pared it down to what you see in the shelf above).
So, the left now holds our cookbooks, puzzles and summer workbooks. The middle holds puzzle books, coloring books, blank paper for drawing, and all of our pens, pencils, crayons, scissors, etc. The right side holds are extra glasses and Fiestaware. Ole! Heh.
Things in my house need to be very functional right now. Someday I can fill this with all of my potential collectibles but for now...puzzles and coloring books it is!
The drawers all got de-cluttered as well and everything is now nicely put away with their respective mates. The lower left contains our plastic forks, knives, etc., paper plates and napkins, and water bottles.
The right side is our "art cubby" as my daughter likes to call it. It used to have everything just shoved in their and open it your own peril! I grabbed a few extra baskets and now we have everything together for easy access. The watercolors in one container, the stickers in another, the playdough in another, etc. I no longer have to hear another "I'm bored" comment because the kids have unearthed hours of entertainment. It's heaven!
As much as I loved this new organization, the back of the hutch showed a bit more and seemed a little blah. Time to break out ASCP in Duck Egg Blue and get to paintin'.
Hubs should be glad I limited my painting itch to the hutch and not the living room. Until next time, living room. I will paint you...