|Itsy Bits and Pieces|
Speaking of love, I fell in love with Donna's creative Kitchen catch-all decor and wanted one of those too!
|Funky Junk Interiors|
So I scratched and scrounged around came up with a double header from their great ideas. A basket, three bed springs, a couple broken hangers, a little baling twine and I have a fashionable home for my address book, cell phone, pens, notepaper and keys - whoo hoo!
But there is sooooooooooo much inspiration to be found I couldn't stop there.
The always creative Kendra had me drooling with her little drawer display.
Guess what? The flowers do a great job of hiding my cell phone power cord too. Oh the advantages of stealing the ideas of others!
I was feeling a little guilty about using everyone else's ideas. It made me feel like my creative juices had dried up in the hot summer sun, so I decided to add a little creation of my own.
Can you guess what it is? Here's a little hint that will also show you what a huge improvement all these inspirations have made in my kitchen organization area.
Say goodbye to the handy but rather unattractive calendar I actually paid 5 bucks for, and Hello(!) to my do-it-yourself Perpetual Calendar : )
Perpetual, of course, means forever and that is just about how long it took me to create it! I found a chart on the internet and painstakingly created all the calendars - A through G - and the tables of months and years. I found some graphics and a picture I liked and Mod-Podged it all together. The only thing it's really good for is finding out what day a date fell on in any particular year. But it's a great conversation piece!
As you can see, I had to create a "real" calendar to add to the assemblage as well. It would take too long to figure out what day it is using the other one!
So there you have it. My new and improved kitchen catch-all area. As far as inspiration goes, I'm calling it a home run, Linda + Donna + Kendra + me and it's bases loaded. Add the most gracious Karen at the Graphics Fairy, where the adorable Man in the Moon came from and it's over the fence and gone!
I'm linking this perpetual project up here:
p.s. I was born on a Sunday : )