Spare Room Spruce-Up

See how expert organizer Kathy McCarthy whips a couple's spare room into shape.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThis spare room was in shambles!
The room barely had any available floor space, and the furniture was just as covered. It had become nothing more than a catch-all for all the items homeowner Gretchen didn't use on a regular basis yet wasn't able to throw away.

Product Listing

Products from The Container Store:

56" Top Track, platinum
80" Top Track, platinum
1/2" drywall anchors
masonry anchors
concrete screws
#12 flathead sheet metal screws
4" hand standards, platinum
variety of veneer shelves, beech
Elfa shelf brackets in 10-1/2 and 14-1/2"
Elfa shelf pins
small and large shelf connectors
mesh liners
veneer desk top, beech
desk legs, platinum
Elfa letter file cart, platinum
magnetic bars
pneumatic-lift desk chair
sweater boxes
under-bed box
translucent file totes
Eva storage stools
bamboo lattice wastebasket
Pandan single box, Leaf Green
Pandan single box, Sienna
shantung document boxes, Olive
bamboo lattice pencil cup
bamboo lattice magazine files
bamboo lattice letter trays
bamboo lattice storage stools
Eva drawer organizers, Soft Green
stacking shoe racks, aluminum
Portofino bookend, Cappuccino
Magnutz Super Strong magnets
classic hat boxes, White

Products from Company C:

Tutti Colori Throw, Grass
Pelican Punches, Limade

Products from Umbra:

Flow floor lamp, chrome
Spin wall clock

Products from Lillian Vernon:

three-drawer horizontal CD caddy, Honey

Products from Chocolate Fish:

two 4 x 6" billboard frames
4 x 6" Sqew Frame, dark wood
4 x 6" C-frame, dark wood
Photo Box 80
Triple Wall Frame

Product from Sure Fit:

full-size futon with 8" loft, Khaki

Products from Organize Everything:

eight marble photo/video boxes, Green
two photo boxes with multi-frame lid, walnut
two Pandan storage box sets, Java

Products from Stacks and Stacks:

7 x 10' contemporary bamboo rug, Natural

Sherwin-Williams paint color used:

two gallons, Impetuous, flat