Monday, December 10, 2012


I recently gave our youngest daughters little table & chair set away and we were left with a blank space that needed a little something.  I was "THIS" close to purchasing a console cabinet for the space.  I was looking for storage for all of her craft supplies while also providing a table top for decor or serving wine etc when hosting a party.  Instead of spending almost $500 on that console, I came up with this idea and with help from my husband, it worked out just right.....We had everything we needed except the  decorative trim so it was almost a no cost project!!

BEFORE:  Blank wall/space

My husband added 2 MDF shelves, one for storage and one for the console top that I painted with some Annie Sloan Old White

I used what containers we had for storing all of her craft & school supplies.
After the paint dried, I made a pleatedd skirt out of drop cloth to hide the "mess/storage"


A little Christmas decor...

I hot glued trim to hide the staples...

Loving my Trader Joe's Rosemary tree!!

Thanks for visiting & please come back soon...
lots more Christmas decor to share!!
xo, Mariaelena

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  1. That's brilliant!

  2. GREAT idea. And you know, because of your heat registers a purchased piece would have set away from the wall quite a bit. This way you have skirted that problem (pun intended) and it works beautifully and looks great- Perfect solution- xo Diana

  3. That looks wonderful--practical and pretty too!

  4. Great storage solution and very pretty too:)!

  5. Great storage solution and very pretty too:)!

  6. What a great, practical idea and it looks fabulous!

  7. That looks lovely, Mariaelena! I just adore cloth-covered tables, and you get extra bang for your buck with the storage!

  8. Very cute and it! Found you on the Clever Chicks hop :_

  9. Ooh! love the tree...makes me think I need to visit trader joes!! Thanks for visiting me over at Shelstring. Love what you've done with your beach house. If I was to have one, I would want it just like that. Clean, crisp, relaxing and natural. BEAUTIFUL JOB! Now a follower ;)

  10. That turned out fantastic.I love your tabletop decor too. This week is the HOLIDAY knock off copy cat challenge? Is this your copy cat? I just want to keep the party in line with what it is. This is my second annual holiday knock off decor party:)

  11. Great idea! Pretty and functional. We can all use more storage space. Happy Holidays.

  12. This is so pretty! I love TJ!
    How have you been? So sorry I haven't been by for a visit in awhile, things are so busy with the boys. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.