But what we do get always gets thrown on the breakfast bar. Can you say messy and unattractive? Ugh.
|All the mail is junked on the counter - messy and seems to breed more piles of stuff|
Of course that means I've been looking for something that fits my style and space. I found several different mail sorters. Like this:
But nothing was the right size. Then when at Target (I have not been compensated in any way. I just love that store and find great things there), I stumbled upon this:
hm, right size, galvanized, and cuteness all rolled into one! I knew with a little bit of tweaking, I'd have just the look I was after. To start with, it was a little too shiny so I had Bruce spray it with muriatic acid and rinse with water to get an aged and rusted look.
After it dried, I took my stencil and traced out my letters "MAIL", then filled in with a Sharpie.
I hung it by the back door:
Hurray! Now the mail has an out of the way spot until we can go through it and take care of it. Much, much better!
One less clutter area. :o)
|Ta da! Clean counter top. Much, much better!|
I'll be finishing the barn door this next week and working on the guest room...I found the cutest chair and it has sparked a (minor) redo of that room! Stay tuned. :o)
Have a fantastic weekend!