Before & After: Organization upstairs

Remember I showed you a sneak peak of Nana’s tiny guest room upstairs? 

Well this WAS the OTHER side of the room. 

Once VERY junky and a total catch-all…I finally got it organized! Here it is in progress…

You can read all about the process here on hgtv.com BUT as we all know, it basically take sorting and purging to organize. 

And then the fun part, buying the organization goodies (mine came from Wal-Mart) and making labels (my stripey paper is a download from www.jonesdesigncompany.com of course;;)

Now if i can just keep it this way right?!

{Note the back of shelves are a sample pot of Martha’s Sea Glass from Home Depot diluted with leftover PURE WHITE paint from Sherwin Willaims!}

Tolix chair is from Industry West in Beaufort, SC!

Book page flower

As promised, here it is, the simple instructions for the book page flower….fragile but so cute!

First step you simply draw out a spiral with a tail on one end.

then start rolling at the outside end of your spiral (opposite the end  i am holding with my thumb on the left)

once you release the rolled up strip it will loosen into this and voila!

Attach to your package with dabs of hot glue..it will be fragile, I havent put my gifts with these flowers under the tree because of Henry but they are fun to put on a special package you are going to hand deliver. 

Thanks to my friend Christi for figuring out this little projects and for sharing with me…and yes I am begging her to start a blog and soon! She is good!

{Some of you asked…the baker’s twine is from Anthropologie, several sources online have it and Paper Source as well but the Anthro has a huge spool for $16 and it is larger than most..i love it..as you can see i am putting it around everything!}

One last note, “real books” were not harmed in the making of this project.  I only use books i really am not a fan of like Happiest baby on the block  ha! or books that are damaged and I am upcycling…I would never tear into any treasured or “quality” books.  I love books too which is why i love this project!

Enjoy!

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