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Friday, November 29, 2013

First off, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day spent with loved ones!  
Now, who is ready to never eat another meal again… until you woke up this morning and 
had turkey sandwiches calling your name?!

I recently purchased Martha Stewart's Wall Manager system at my local Staples.  I bought the cork board, the accessory board, a shelf piece, a letter caddy and a small caddy.  It seemed the hubs and I were always putting mail in different spots, I was losing my sunglasses on a daily basis and was on the hunt for a spot to corral an on the go scarf.  So I was extremely excited for this Martha Stewart wall manager, but as my mother ALWAYS says, I just needed to "jazz it up a bit".  (love you mom, ha)

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I've got to say, if you are even a wanna be organizer, these products are totally cool.  As if Martha doesn't rock at everything, she has "organized" covered.  There are a million pieces and parts you can buy to customize to your exact needs.

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A while ago I had bought this fish scale patterned stencil and was on the look for a time to use it.  It worked out to almost perfectly fit.

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After the paint had dried, I put gold thumbtacks around the perimeter for a little shimmery finish.  I also added some gold and aqua washi tape to the accessory board.  Again, I go to the washi tape.  I can't help it though… it's just such a wonderful choice if you want some color temporarily and don't want to permanently alter something.

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Using my Silhouette printer, I also made graphic labels for the mail and our sunglasses.

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This little project has brought just a touch of color to a very blah corner of our home, it's organized items we use on a daily basis and I'm so glad I finally did it.

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Have you reworked something in your home to make it more you?  What about organizing?  

32 comments:

  1. Hi Amy: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.mx/ a new GFC friend. I love this wall organizer. So elegant with the paint... thanks for sharing.

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  2. Super handy and organized- looks great Amy!

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  3. I would love to have this message center! Then maybe I wouldn't lose my keys all the time!

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    1. I can't tell you how helpful it is to actually KNOW where the keys will always be! ha.

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  4. First of all: can I say that your blog is just so fresh & lovely!? Fabulous! I have a similar format, and I love the ways yours looks!! Awesome!

    But this message center is just darling! You make me want to work on one myself! I love it, and it caught my eye at the "I Should be Mopping the Floor" party--I had to stop by!

    I would love it if you stopped by our Facebook page, and said "hello!"
    https://www.facebook.com/OurMiniFamily

    Your fan,
    ~Cathy Mini
    ourminifamily.com

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    1. Thanks for all the lovin' Cathy!! You are too sweet.

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  5. Ooooookaaaaayyyyy, this is way too cute and amazing. It's all so gorgeous and useful! The gold thumbtacks are the perfect finishing touch to your cork board. Love love love everything.

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    1. Aw, thanks Amy! So appreciate the kind words.

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  6. Looks fantastic!! Love the gold thumbtacks around the edge!! I'm pinning this one to our board! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase.

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Shelly! I think the thumbtacks are my favorite part, too.

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  7. I am totally a wannabe organizer, and I could definitely use something like this. The gold thumb tacks are such a smart touch, and I LOVE the mail and glasses labels. Perfect!

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    1. Ha, I hear ya Alexis. Good ole' Martha keeps me better organized!

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  8. This is so great, I need to make us something like this to tame the piles of stuff everywhere. I especially love the graphics you made, the glasses & envelope.
    I do love Martha and all her amazing ideas - though surely even she must have a little messy cupboard somewhere that she just flings things into and shuts the door quick!

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    1. I should sure hope Miss M has SOME clutter somewhere in her home! ha.

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  9. Cute, cute, cute! I love this! I am seriously gushing over this project right now. I'd love for you to stop by and share this at my weekly link party. Hope to see you there! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2013/12/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-70.html

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  10. Oh, so super cute!! love it! I'll be sharing it at the party. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  11. Looks GREAT!!! I need to make one of these too....someday! I would love to invite you to share this at my link up party going on now. Add as many links as you wish to promote!!!

    ~Be Sweet
    Christina at
    SWEET HAUTE

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  12. Wow, this message center is gorgeous! And there it is again! Someone is using a Silhouette. I totally need one.

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  13. Love the bulletin board!! What a fabulous idea, it adds so much to this space!

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  14. Thank you for linking up at Craft, Create and Inspire last weekend :) your awesome project is featured this week !!

    Come grab an "I've been featured button" hope you will join us again this weekend

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/ (new url)

    claire x

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    1. Aw, thanks for the feature Claire!

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  15. Love this command center! Something every house needs and yours is so cute!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rita! It's really been so useful for us!

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  16. Such a cute message center! I am featuring it this week on Tell Me Tuesday:)

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    1. Thanks for the feature, Tori. You're always so good to me!

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  17. Loved this! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this over at A Little Bird Told Me Link Party on TLofJD. Thanks for linking up! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2013/12/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-71.html

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    1. Thanks for the feature, Jennifer! I'll head over now and check it out.

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  18. This is so great! Never thought to jazz up a cork board before!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! It was so simple, too.

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  19. I need a message center so bad! it would make my kitchen look neater :)
    I was linking up on Friday Craft Frenzy and found you!
    Stopped by from www.sparklesandglue.com
    Jessica

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  20. Love this Amy!! Pinning and sharing on FB and Google+ today! Thanks for linking up! :)

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