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Kelley L. Moore’s quick fix to keep your small space tidy.

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The Chippendale bar ($95, Antika Antiques, 206.789.6393; before its recreation.

Consider adding other space-smart elements around your cabinet. Here, an old chair is made newly hip with fresh paint and mod fabric, a rubber tray layered in frost-white tumbled recycled glass from Bedrock Industries   (206.283.7625; serves as a shoe caddy and a peacock vase by SHINE from City Home Store (206.324.4663; makes a dandy umbrella  stand.
A bold coating of Benjamin Moore Electric Orange  paint ensures that this cabinet stands out.

Staying organized in a small space can be challenging. Without a place to drop your keys, purse or mail, clutter will come calling. Dispense with disarray by putting everyday essentials out of sight. Kelley transformed this Chippendale bar into a charming catch-all, complete with a handy behind-the-door light and a lock to keep its contents secure.


A white container becomes a mod handbag holder, while green valet trays are a great store-it spot for stamps, pens and an IPOD shuffle.

The bar’s existing racks now hold magazines. A mini magnetic strip adds a pop of color and houses magnetic hooks on which to handily hang keys.

[Details] Cabinet refinishing, Evan’s Elegant Cabinet Refinishing,  253.536.7968. Mini magnetic strip and silver mesh CD Bin, Container Store, 700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425.453.7120; White faux leather bucket carrier and green faux leather valet trays, Crate & Barrel, University Village; Seattle; 206.937.9939; Neon green cell phone holders, Storables, 1100 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425.462.2900; Orange I-Pod shuffle, Apple Store, University Village, Seattle; 206.524.8100; Black Simon Wallet, Queen Anne Dispatch, 2212 Queen Anne Ave. N, Seattle; 206.286.1024; Towzai Home ceramic tray and clear block acrylic picture frames, retrofit home, 1419 12th Ave., Seattle; 206.568.4663; Fresh flowers, Queen Anne Metropolitan Market, 1908 Queen Anne Ave. N, Seattle; 206.284.2530;, in a vintage white vase, Antika Antiques. Ceramic Buddha bank, Macy’s, 1601 Third Ave., Seattle; 206.506.6000,

Kelley L. Moore is a lifestyle and entertaining expert for NW Home and Seattle magazines.