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The Blanket Cupboard

It’s Wednesday…. Quick, I need to organize something! Leanne keeps me on track with her We’re Organized Wednesday linky parties. My fast and easy organizing project for the day was the blanket cupboard.

I’ve had this piece of furniture since I moved away to college. It was an unfinished ready to assemble piece. It has seen many coats of paint and served many different purposes. It was my only piece of furniture for storing clothes in college. Then it moved to my parents’ house to store my mom’s off season clothes. When I bought a house, it was my craft cupboard. Then it got a coat of red paint and became part of my kids’ nurseries. Now, it sits in the hall and holds all of our extra blankets.

A few times a week EVERY SINGLE blanket comes out of this cupboard for a little fort making. Then I remind the kids that whatever they take out needs to be put away. Needless to say, this “before” picture is pretty good considering it’s my kids doing the folding.

First thing, I picked a few blankets that I could stand to get rid of.

Then everything was refolded. Quilts are stacked in one corner.

Grandma’s twin bedspread are on another shelf. (They are the perfect light weight blankets for the top of the fort.)

Wool and outdoor blankets are now easy to grab for a quick outing.

Afghan’s, baby blankets, and the special Pooh B’s for car rides are in the drawers.

Just like that, we’re organized for Wednesday.

Here are a few parties I like to participate in.

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  • Van
    June 10, 2010

    Good job, and very inspiring! We all need to keep each other motivated. I wrote about how I organized my desk corner but didn't confess to what this did to the rest of the room…oh my..

    Beautiful home as always 🙂

  • gina3
    June 10, 2010

    I have a similar piece. It began as unfinished furniture and has a similar story to yours. I am going to be redoing again in the future and never thought of red (even though it's my favorite color). Yours looks so cheery. Someday soon, we could have twin cupboards separated at birth. By the way, "forts", that brings back some childhood memories.

  • Kristi
    June 10, 2010

    What a great idea and beautiful storage! I love that you painted it red!! 🙂

  • Lanie Ree
    June 11, 2010

    You are so much more organized than I am. It looks really great.

    Thank you for participating the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!

  • Leanne
    June 14, 2010

    I love when a piece of furniture gets used in so many different ways. Love all your blankets foo. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

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