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December 6, 2014

Three Looks for the Glass Doors - A Simple Solution to Hide the Mess!

If you are like me, once you start pulling out the Christmas decor, your whole house seems to get messy.  It's almost as if my family notices all the extra "stuff" all over and feels it gives them a license to be sloppy.   One thing leads to another and before we know it, all the organization has gone out the window.

And speaking of windows...

Take for instance, my entertainment center in the family room.  This is what a few days of the "throw-it-anywhere-free-for-all" can do to the shelves.

And unfortunately, when you have glass doors...
Glass TV Cabinets - Solution to hide the mess
You can still see the mess behind them!
(This is an old picture, by the way...
the mess is worse this year!)

Since I was using some red and black in the family room this Christmas, I took some checkered wrapping paper and taped it to the back of the glass.
Ways to Decorate with Wrapping Paper

I have done this "hiding technique" each year at Christmas.  It helps me relax a bit about the piles of DVDs and other various garbage that gets tossed in there.  

Red and Black Buffalo Check Wrapping Paper
Here is a "finished" door.  Sorry about the sun glare.  You might notice the fireplace reflection in the TV...I had just started decorating in there so the mantel may change once some creativity kicks in.

Here is the paper I used last year.
Plaid Wrapping Paper - a quick solution to hide clutter
This look was a little more subtle.

The greenery really stood out on this one.
Hiding Clutter at Christmas Time Using Wrapping Paper

And you might remember the first year I tried hiding the mess...
Creative Use to Hide Clutter Using Burlap
I used burlap in the window.
You can see the details here - Burlap in the Window.

I think the burlap looked the most natural and rustic
but the wrapping paper is much easier to tape!

3 Looks for Cabinet Doors Using Wrapping Paper

Which one is your favorite look for the doors?

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  1. Great idea!! I thought I would pick the burlap as my favorite but when I see them side by side I love the way they all look!

  2. I am getting ready for the mess of Xmas decorating this weekend-I like all three but the red one looks best to me

  3. What a fun way to add a little Christmas cheer and change it up year to year!

  4. Shelley, that is the greatest idea. Ever! I often need to hide the mess behind my glass cabinet doors. Thank you!

  5. I really like the bold red & black check! I think it is just fun. Great idea for hiding the mess by-the-way!

  6. Great idea! The same illness struck my house yesterday. The extra "stuff" makes me feel a little claustrophobic sometimes. I even left some of my decorations in boxes because I wanted to breathe.

  7. What a clever way to hide your mess. I'd probably go for the easiest to put up and take down so I guess that means the paper is your best choice.🎄

  8. I Like them all but the burlap I think is my favorite
    sure go for the easiest way since they all look great, I bet lace would look great also LOL


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