I am super excited to share this organization revitalization. For our engagement party, my parents gave my husband and I a hope chest. I had never heard of a hope chest, but my mom and grandmother explained that it was a tradition with an idea similar to our dream boards. You were supposed to put items in it that gave you hope for the future. For the past six years, our hope chest was filled with manilla envelopes containing our bills and important document. These envelopes were heaped in four separate piles and would often fall over if you took an envelope out. It was like a game of yahtzee. Needless to say, our bills never got filed. It was a disorganized mess until I saw a pin of what you are about to see. Here’s the outside of the chest.
The detail in the chest is quite intricate and eye catching when the inside doesn’t bear down on your soul.
How great is this! My husband put in 2 by 4’s to create a gap so that the hanging folders could sit on it. We also found a perfect size kitchen drawer butcher block from Lowe’s. The finishing touch was the cork boards glued on to the top. I wasn’t sure how to use the corkboard, but I was recently inspired to make them into dream boards. This will be the project for the month of February to complete.
The hanging folders are sitting on both sides of the plywood and are simple hanging folders from Office Max. They are so easy to get in and out of to catalogue our bills and important documents.
A view from the top shows how perfectly the drawer organizer fits inside.
A view underneath shows some of my craft supplies hidden away.
We don’t have an office space so the drawer becomes a catch all to keep things hidden away.
I’ll make sure to share the dream board updates. I’ll have to divide them into three categories. Maybe one for each of us (Riley, Joe and I). Any suggestions?