carte blanche

I’ve been helping a friend renovate her newly purchased cottage in North Atlanta.  New kitchen sink and faucet, appliances, different cabinet colors, the works.  She’s downsizing to a space much smaller than what she’s used to, so one of her challenges is finding clever storage for certain small-scale rooms.  I love storing everyday things in an unexpected yet pretty way.  When it comes to creative storage, there are no limits!  Last week I shared with my friend two adorable storage carts that I am currently loving.    

You’ve probably seen the IKEA RÅSKOG Trolley.  Like a million times.  I know it’s been blogged to death, but how can you not love a stylish little cart in such a sassy blue?  I would probably spend more money buying pretty things to go in it than the cart itself!  

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And have you seen this gem?  It’s the Jayden Metal Shelf from over here.  Comes in two sizes.  Love the industrial feel.

jayden metal shelf

I could see the Jayden in a bathroom holding all kinds of fun hair product and make-up in the first two tiers, and hair dryers, etc. in the bottom tier.

It would also be adorable as a make-shift drink cart tucked the corner of a small dining area.  Beverages, napkins and ice bucket on the top tier, glasses on the second two or three tiers.  A similar aesthetic to this set-up…


A few more organizing shots to inspire some everyday organizing for your week : )




What area of your life do you think you need a little organizing help?

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  1. jaclyn says:

    I have never seen the IKEA cart, so thank you for sharing! Your blog is the only “lifestyle” blog I follow. We just moved into a new house so I feel like my entire home needs organizing.

  2. Lori H says:

    I love ogling organized spaces. These are so pretty! I have several areas that need help. I had not (surprise!) seen either of those two carts…now I will be looking for them!

  3. Kate says:

    Lovely inspiration as always!! I have been decluttering slowly for a couple weeks now and I feel like I haven’t made any progress, and I am definitely not a pack rat…except I might have a fabric hoarding problem. I can’t help myself! :) I’m thinking the Jayden cart would make a cute craft and fabric storage…hmmm.:) Thank you for the ideas!

  4. we’re moving into a townhouse (from a regular house), so…i sort of need organizing help everywhere!! these are some really cute ideas :) you’re more than welcome to come decorate/organize my whole house!!! ;)

  5. Great inspiration! I love following your refreshing blog…

  6. Seleta says:

    Jaclyn, I bet your would love the IKEA trolley in your new space…and thank you for such generous words : )

    Lori, glad these are newbies to you – they are both awesome.

    Kate, great idea about a craft station. And I can certainly relate to fabric hoarding as mine is a serious problem, ha!

    Yourstrulydear, I bet you’d love one of those carts for your townhouse.

    Mary Lise, thank you!


  7. Emily says:

    Well, I am going to join Jaclyn and tell you that I haven’t seen the IKEA cart before. Thanks for sharing! Great color…I can imagine all sorts of uses. I also like the more industrial version you shared. On my way over to check out dimensions…

  8. Rita says:

    I think this little cart could be a great addition to a small home office. Thanks for the tip Seleta.

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