White & Gold Mail Center

In the age of going paperless, we still get a lot of mail at our house. When we moved into our home a few years ago, I placed a simple white tray on the kitchen bar to collect all the mail, but everything  tended to just piled up. We needed a better system to keep organized. We usually enter the house from the garage, which leads straight into the kitchen. There is a small little nook off the garage entry which I thought would be perfect for a mail center. Here is the nook after it got all dressed up and organized!

I am thrilled with how this little nook turned out. I also love how it helps to maximize every inch of space in our house! We've been using the organization system for a few months now, and it has helped to keep all the mail and loose papers simplified and organized.

I found the Nate Burkus file folders on clearance at Target. I think the gold adds a little touch of glam :)

Eddie added a second wooden shelf to give more storage space. After sanding and painting, he installed the shelves using strips of shoe molding underneath.

The white box from HomeGoods holds magazines waiting to be thumbed through. The black and white pad is for our grocery list and was found at the dollar section at Target. Every good grocery list needs some form of chocolate, right? ;)

My favorite part of the little mail nook is the framed print by Emily Ley. I love having these beautiful words serve as a daily reminder to try to choose a standard of grace in place of perfection (sometimes hard for this type A girl!)

So that's our little mail nook! Now we just have to stay with the system and keep organized :)

paint: behr ashes
wall filing system, mail divider, key ring: the container store
pens, pad, journal, folders: target
white box: homegoods
print: emily ley
frame: hobby lobby (a couple of years ago)

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  1. OMG Danielle, this is fabulous!! Love, love, love!!

  2. How gorgeous! Isn't amazing how a small space can have such big impact? I'm sure your everyday routine will be much more smooth because of this work station.

    Well done!

  3. I forgot to mention how cute your handwriting is! It's so adorable it could be made into a font. :)

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words Sarah!! :) I agree completely, it's amazing how much a small space can have a big impact. We don't have a huge house so I try to maximize every square inch! :)