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Week #3: Entry Update

The Container Store is quickly becoming my favorite store. It’s filled with all kinds of ways to be super organized in ways you didn’t know was possible. I walked in with a list so that I wouldn’t stray and within minutes that list went out the window. By the time I made it to the register, I put my foot down and put back the gem shaped magnets (Seriously, wtf?).

The goal was to find items to help organize my entry way. Here’s what I bought:

Now, I already own a charging station that I keep in my bedroom. Did I need to buy this one? Probably, not.  Either way, it will end up on my desk or in the kitchen.

I'm a sucker for 4.99 pricepoints.

Mobi Charging Station

I also bought a shoe rack system because the photo on the left is what my hallway looks like on normal basis. The hallway is clear now and I’m happy.

10-Compartment Canvas Hanging Shoe Bag

Finally, I worked on a few options for the dresser.  There were piles of junk mail on the surface (and on my desk).   I’m going to live with this for a while.  There are a few placeholders for art.  Any suggestions? 



Coveted: A Chic Dining Room

This is what my dining room looks like now.  The table was in my old kitchen and is just not working for me now.  If I had the funds to replace it, believe me I would.   For now, I plan on staining them dark.  I think the contrast with blue walls and white accents could be rather striking.  Well, striking is a strong word.  I’d settle for really stinkin’ cool.

Not much to see here

Since the space is empty, painting is first on the list.  Who knew there were so many color options!?  I literally spent hours looking at samples and I think I’ve narrowed it down to three: