I am super excited about today’s post because I have teamed up this week with three of my blogland friends and Kirkland’s for the “Resolution:Organize” event, going on right now at Kirkland’s. Megan from Honey We’re Home, Kate from Centsational Girl and Kim from Sand and Sisal, have all shared fantastic organizing ideas and products from Kirkland’s this week. You can check out their posts/projects by clicking their links above.
**At the end of this post, I’m giving away a $100.00 Kirkland’s gift card to help one lucky winner to help with getting organized**
I was really excited to do this post today because I have two narrow hallways and several tight spaces in my home that really waste a lot of space. I’m sure you guys have those little spots in your home that you wish you could find really narrow pieces to not only decorate but that create additional storage. If you live in a condo or an apartment, this is probably a big issue for you.
This space from my living room to our hallway has driven me crazy all these years because I haven’t been able to find a narrow enough piece of furniture that could add storage and look pretty, at the same time. The width of my hallway is exactly 45″, which makes it really challenging (sorry for the bad pic, took this at night):
Kirkland’s is really smart and has come out with a lot of really nice narrow storage furniture pieces that are anywhere from 11″- 16″ in depth to help with these narrow space issues. These pieces are ideal for narrow hallways and tight spaces like my trouble spot. I was so excited to finally find a solution by incorporating this pretty black distressed chest that is only 12″ in depth from Kirkland’s that I just love and is perfect:
This chest is a perfect catch-all for my family as we come in and leave our home and I have set it up where everyone has their own little top drawer (there are 3 of us). The bottom three shelves are for storing extra scarves and another drawer is for flashlights and household extras:
This chest not only looks so pretty and filled the blank wall space but it gave us tons of extra storage that we needed right at our back door (back door is immediately to the left). For as narrow as the chest is, it’s also really sturdy and well made. We still have 33″ of walking space around the piece, which is still plenty of room (I think 30″ is probably the minimum).
So, I couldn’t resist and since this piece is so out in the open and everyone will be using it, I painted the inside of the drawers with my favorite magenta/hot pink paint (Glamorous from Velvet Finishes) for just a really fun pop of color:
For my own drawer, I wanted a place to quickly drop my jewelry, sunglasses and little stuff as I come in the back door. If I can keep clutter stored and all that little stuff at the door, it doesn’t clutter up throughout the house.
I used a Kirkland’s small jewelry tray to hold my jewelry and little stuff:
That little jewelry tray is not longer online but I know that there are still at a lot of these pieces still available in stores (they come in small and large sizes) and fit in drawers perfectly. You can look through Kirkland’s other jewelry trays here if you’re interested.
To show you more options, I pulled together a great collection of some of my favorite Kirkland’s narrow furniture options that each have a lot of storage but are narrow in depth and run 11″-16″:
1) Mirrored 3-Drawer Chest- $399.00 (15.25″ in depth)
2) Ward Mirrored Console Table- $59.99 (on sale today)(11.75″ in depth)
3) Blue Distressed 6-Drawer Chest- $269.00 (12″ in depth)***This is the piece I used but I choose the black one
4) Distressed Cherry Mirrored Cabinet– $299.00 (14.57″ in depth) Great for a bar cabinet!
5) Turquoise Hexagon Chest– $239.99 (on sale today) (14″ in depth) This comes in 3 colors
6) Champagne Mirrored Console Table- $249.99 (13.8″ in depth) Great for a narrow entry way
I also wanted to mention the pretty Kirkland’s accessories that I used on the top of my chest including this perfect sized monogram burlap vanity tray that we’re using for keys, phones and all that little stuff (not available online but my small store had almost every letter) :
and I used a hurricane metal candle holder that came in a set of 3 and I spray painted it white:
I so hope you guys are so inspired today to look around at the unused areas in your home that could be potential storage spots with these great narrow furniture pieces. Also, if you want to find a Kirkland’s nearest you, you can enter your zip code in the Kirkland’s store locator.
Ok, on to the $100.00 Kirkland’s gift card giveaway…
The giveaway will begin today, Thursday 1/29/14 and end exactly 7 days later on 2/5/15 @4:00 am cst. Anyone can enter and there are several different ways on the Rafflecopter that you can enter. Good luck everyone!!
I received compensation for the “Resolution: Organize” blog post. Kirkland’s partnered with several bloggers like me to raise brand awareness. All purchases and content are of my own accord and reflect my personal opinion and style.