Hey Everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! As I mentioned last week, I’ve had a major stroke of inspiration in the Office/Craft Room and I spent part of the weekend hard at work in there. I CANNOT wait to show you what I’ve done. I should have some pics ready for you later this week! Until then though, I wanted to wrap up a little project I started a few weeks ago and am just so excited to cross off the good ol’ To Do List!

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This is a tiny little DIY/organization story that began over a year ago when we first scored this severely dated, but solid oak, china hutch from a local consignment shop. Not only could I see the awesome potential as a place to put our TV far out of reach of our Little Guy’s hands, but I knew it was coming home with me simply for the oodles of storage in the cabinets below.

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Making over this unit was one of the first major DIY projects I took on when we moved in last Summer. You can see the reveal HERE, the tutorial HERE, and how I styled it HERE. But that’s pretty much the last you saw or heard of this unit, but I had more plans for her!

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When this unit was painted and moved in and all the components were hooked up and functioning, I tossed all of our media and TV accessories in, shut the doors, walked away, and moved on to other projects that were a bit more pressing. Finally, I found the time in recent weeks to tackle the inside of this cabinet…

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You see, I am the type of a girl that will buy a pair of pants or a jacket simply because it has an awesome, whimsical, patterned waste band or lining (well, it has to fit too 😉 Sure I love pattern in my house on pillows and curtains and walls, but I absolutely love giving something classic and simple a major pop of wow on the inside. It’s a detail that some will never see, but just knowing that a visual party lies within brings a smile to my face!

Wanna see what I mean?

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I have a little obsession with the MacBeth Shelf Liners you can find at Marshalls and TJMaxx. I tend to snatch up the papers with colors and patterns that match my house whenever I see them, and my collection has gotten a little, um, excessive. Adding a strong dose of this hex paper was a good way to use up my stash while getting the look I was going for!

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This paper is really great quality and really easy to work with. I find it’s super forgiving, so if you end up with a mis-matched seem or a wrinkle, it’s pretty easy to fix as well as super hard to tell if you don’t bother! I followed the old adage: measure twice, cut once. Once my paper was the correct size, I found it easiest to roll up the cut and just remove a few inches of the backing. Place the sticky side down on your surface, making sure all your surfaces line up just right. Then peal the backing off and un-roll your paper as you move down your surface. This allows you to keep it straight and work out bubble and wrinkles as you go.

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I was planning on just doing the horizontal surfaces but really wanted to see more of the pattern so I papered the back too. I’m super tempted to paint the insides of the doors and that final brown slat in my lemon-lime paint, but my husband said no. Not sure I’m willing to give up that fight yet 😉

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Once papered (which took about an hour or so), I loaded up the space with our newly organized media boxes. Our newly organized DVDs went on the left. You can read how I organized them HERE.

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Our gaming accessories and bigger DVD box sets went in these “new” storage boxes and got tucked in on the right. See more about this organizing solution HERE!

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Behind the center doors is our Wii Fit board, a tray that holds extra remotes, and a caddy that holds all of our portable DVD players and cords. I LOVE how all of our movie and game-related “stuff” is all in one pretty place!

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With just a few hours worth of projects (papering the shelves, organizing the DVDs, and updating the storage boxes) using all supplies I had on hand, the inside of our media hutch is now as pretty and functional as the outside. It was a fun project to work on and cross of the list, even if we are the only ones who ever see it!

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Thanks for stopping by today. As you read this, I am probably snapping pictures of my latest Office Update. I should have some photos here for you on Wednesday. See you then!

See You Soon!
Megan