My side board was the one area I desired to have to use for laying paper when I am printing out things or organizing materials I want to use, but I was afraid to have it look anything other than a sideboard. If I did it would get piled like my dining room table. Guess what! I have given up on that idea.
The sewing machine is out of there. I don't know where it will end up, but I do not sew much anymore.
|Wow! Cluttered Sideboard and I don't like it anymore.|
|Seeing this made me realize I need to move the small picture.|
The sideboard is becoming more useful for me. I am changing some of the things I store in it. And, I have rearranged the top. I put the picture (butterflies and words below), which was something I won in one of my friend's giveaways, on a wall in another room. You can find her on the Gifted Genie on Facebook. I now have useful items like a stapler and a pencil sharpener on the sideboard. I also have some of my inspiration / information books under my lamp.
Note the stapler in front of the planter basket. The dark color of the basket and the flowers above tend to draw one's eyes away from the stapler. In the next picture, I am going to show you how I hid the pencil sharpener. I still have it plugged in.
It is hard to show the difference in pictures, but when I walk in the room, the stapler becomes part of the background. It did not do that in front of the books. Also, I like having my Art Books here. It reminds me what I miss when I am not creating.