Freezer makeover

For the past several days I’ve been working on organizing our freezer. Unfortunately there is no ‘before’ photo, but let’s just say that it had gotten to the point where opening the freezer door was a dangerous activity. Check out the after!

20130314-234734.jpgIs it weird that I keep looking inside now just to see how pretty it is? I got those tall bins at the Container Store when we went to Atlanta on Saturday (because every husband wants to spend his birthday shopping, right? Thanks, Matt!) among other organizational items (hint, hint). I had seen that several other bloggers used them to organize their freezers, and they turned out to be the perfect size. The ones on the bottom are fridge binz from Bed Bath and Beyond. The cute little printable labels I got from Staples. Did you know they have a whole Martha Stewart collection over there? I’m obsessed.

20130314-235704.jpgI also got Matt to laminate this freezer inventory list for me so we can keep track of what food we have. It’s going to be especially handy for the deep freeze, since it’s sort of a pain to trek down to the basement and see what’s in there.

On a side note, I also got one fridge bin to keep in the refrigerator. I’ve been trying to find some kind of container to store all my seed packets in, and when I saw this narrow bin I knew it was perfect.

20130315-000413.jpg Everyone says that the refrigerator is the best place to keep seeds anyway, and this slides right in and hardly takes up any room.

20130315-000824.jpgSo, what do you think? Is your freezer super-organized? Or is it more like our previous avalanche waiting to happen?

Our First Antique

Ever since the Christmas tree came down, this corner has been looking particularly lonely.

20130213-225357.jpgWe had a floor lamp there before (since Matt is morally opposed to overhead lighting), but it looked sort of awkward. So I’ve been trying to find a console table or something similar to put over there. I tend toward shiny, new, modern furniture, but none of my usual sources turned up anything that was tall enough, shallow enough, or under $200 enough. We have a place, Nostalgia, that specializes in mid century furniture and is in fact the only antique store I’ve ever enjoyed setting foot in. So, we thought it was worth a shot to stop by while we were in the area on Sunday. After wandering half the store with no luck we rounded a corner and BAM! There it was: the cutest little bookcase with nice wooden legs and sliding glass doors. It was tall enough, shallow enough, and definitely $60 enough.

20130213-210908.jpgAlthough I kind of like the color, it’s wood veneer, so I’ll be painting it. I’m going to keep the legs the natural wood color, since they are solid wood. The rest is going to be white with maybe grey on the inside. Any thoughts? If the weather’s as nice as it’s supposed to be tomorrow I’m going to take it outside and prime it.