Happy 2019!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and fun New Year celebration. I can’t believe how quickly the holidays came and went. Now that the house is finally settled again, boxes of Christmas decor put away, I’m taking count of the many home projects I want to tackle this year. From as big to renovating our upstairs bathroom to as small as updating some organization and furniture pieces. Whenever the New Year comes along I get that itch to start organizing and decluttering. Anyone else?
There are a few areas in our home that could definitely use a little help in 2019; our playroom (which is constantly evolving, now into a media room) and our mudroom. What I’m about to show you may actually damage your eyes and break your screen- it is probably the most unloved area in our home as well as most unseen, because why would I want to share this hideous corner. This corner has been very low on our priority list until I just about couldn’t take it anymore. When the kids were babies this type of toy storage just made the most sense. But now they are 7 &5 it’s become clear that this just isn’t a necessary piece of furniture to have. PRAISE THE LORD!
This little corner was the inspiration and motivation for getting my NEW YEAR REFRESH on! I’m really excited to partner with Christmas Tree Shops and That! to spruce up this area and get a jump start on some of these projects.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with Christmas Tree Shops and That! They carry a variety of home decor, furniture, holiday decorations and much much more. Over the last year they’ve recently released their own farmhouse inspired line, which I LOVE, called The Grainhouse. Not only are their pieces very on trend with the farmhouse style but they are also very affordable. After going into my local CTS I was so excited to see all their farmhouse inspired furniture because I knew I needed to update the above frightening corner in our playroom/media room. Plus I wanted to find something with storage that would hide my kids junk (I say that lovingly, I promise).
Off I went to CTS to see what I could find and I was not disappointed. Look at all that pretty spring decor from The Grainhouse line.
There were so many beautiful decor items from wall decor, to storage baskets, to florals! I loved everything but I set my eyes on two furniture pieces that I knew would make a big impact on our playroom (yah know the scariest image I’ve ever shown you) and our mudroom which just needed a better bench situation.
The first thing I purchased is THIS side table, it’s basically screaming at me to fill it with random figures and cars and puzzles. Plus it was under $200 and came fully assembled.The second piece I had to have is THIS adorable entry bench which was $149 and came fully assembled as well. Plus tons of storage for shoes!!
Once I got these two pieces home and put them in their spots- with no assembly required at all may I remind you! I started neatly putting all the toys in to all the bins. Also taking shoes out that we never wear and only putting back the ones we do. Getting all the things ORGANIZED!
I’m so thrilled with how these pieces have completely made two areas in our home so much more clean, organized and stylish looking.
I mean… there are no words. All I can say is why did I wait so long to find a prettier storage piece for this area!?
The second item- the little farmhouse bench is absolutely perfect in our mudroom. I organized all our shoes and it just adds such a great organization to this high traffic area.
The blue floral scatter textile is also part of the Grainhouse line. They had a great selection of pillows and rugs as well. I highly recommend if you have toys, shoes or any kind of clutter going on right now, take a trip to CTS to check out their Greenhouse Line it’s both affordable and stylish. Plus it will help you refresh your home for 2019! Do you have an unloved spot in your home that is just dying for a little TLC? Let me know below.