The Crazy Suburban Mom: Dining room corner declutter and the Suitcasescape

Friday, January 7, 2011

Dining room corner declutter and the Suitcasescape

Wednesday I decluttered one side of the dining room so today I did another area.  I had a small corner near the sliding glass doors; a very small corner.  Two short walls that were blank for a metric butt ton of years because nothing fit but it looked so bare.  I tried a lot of things and I still change it up quite a bit but for today ...

dining room corner


It's an Ikea storage chest with two vintage suitcases (that hide craft supplies) sitting on top.

Recently I've been letting things go that don't have homes like the cookbooks, and the felted things I listed on Etsy but I was getting  tense about  my buttons.  Giving them away is not an option because I use them in crafts and they are precious to me; and not replaceable. 

The other thing is I need to go through them one at a time and separate out white shirt buttons; probably a third to a half of the total amount.     And other buttons I can use for something but are not statement buttons.

dining room corner

So for now they are the main Oooomph! in a Tablescape (Or would that be Suitcasescape?) The buttons are roughly sorted in groups and in glass containers.  The last two times I had company at least one person found a container of buttons so I think having them in glass all together might be appealing.  I don't know, what do you guys think?

4 Comments:

Babes Mami 1/7/11, 9:24 AM  

Well now I don't know if I should send you my buttons! Lol, you have a ton to go through already! I like it, it's very eclectic but similar. If that makes sense.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 1/7/11, 9:35 AM  

Babes, Well heres the thing :) Like I said there are a lot of plastic white shirt buttons, I just don't have time to go through them right now. If you look you can see I think one whole containers pretty much white - I just don't have it right now to pick apart the plastic from the mother of pearl etc...

But as to the eclectic but similar I know what you mean. I was hoping it didnt end up looking chaotic ... Maybe because all the glass is clear and are all filled with the same things...etc...its okay. Honestly I need a few more clear surfaces but I need to declutter more for that!

Grampy 1/7/11, 9:40 AM  

I think it is a brilliant idea. If my wife sees it she will want to do it also.

lee 1/7/11, 5:04 PM  

remember those empty glass lamps that you filled with seashells in the 80s? i put my son's marble collection in one. looks cool. you should try it with your buttons.

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