The standard pantries in the house we bought last year were almost unusable. Long deep shelves and only 3-4 of them in a large closet sized area. Thank heavens they had doors. I designed
the shelves, my husband cut them out of MDF boards, I painted them with several coats of paint, and he installed them with aluminum channel. The channel allowed use of the shelf all the way to the back of the space. I counted and measured all the things in my food pantry to make the plan for how many shelves, how wide, tall and deep they needed to be. See the beginning and end result. It's so nice to be able to find things now. It turned out so nice, we did the 2nd pantry where I keep dishes, plastics, and mixed items for the kitchen!
Right now retail stores and nurseries are loaded with racks of pretty little packages of seeds...it's hard to resist filling your basket full of them! If they don't have you
#Itching4Spring...the rows of primula's definitely will ( that's another post coming this weekend....stay tuned....)
If you plan to start seeds indoors you've most likely seen the toilet paper tubes or egg carton planters or even just the egg shells themselves being shared as nifty planting vessels. Let me warn you, after so many watering's, these paper based liners break down pretty quick and become quite unstable for transplanting...even rotting faster than your seedling can grow!
And as far as the egg shells go, you're going to have to crack them eventually so the plant can put on size, risking damage to the young roots. As darling as this method appears the truth is egg shells take years to break down in the soil....which is why they get crushed with my boot when I throw them into the compost. I have tried it all, so I know from experience.
A simple tried and true method for the virgin gardener would be to use peat pellets. They look like little brown discs the size of a Toonie...yep, I'm Canadian...eh :) I explain the easy steps below in the photo's.... #gardening For the full tutorial go to: http://www.sowanddipity.com/thyme-to-sow/
Here's an easy, inexpensive option for a stair runner that looks high-end. I purchased two
indoor/outdoor stair runners and stapled them to the stairs. When one stair runner ended....we wrapped it around the stair tread and continued with the next runner and finished off the project with brushed nickel stair rods.
Any ideas on what to do with this wall to house a 60 inch tv (my husband insists on). This one on the stand is going away and we'll be buying a new one. It's a new house and the plan is to buy a console or wall unit, then rug (that one is ugly) then tall panel drapes I feel like since the room is so light a wall unit could seem to heavy. But a console might leave so much open space above the tv. Any ideas on what would look best? I do not have an eye for decorating and am at a
lost. Behind the tv is a kitchen with cream cabinets and a cherry island. Thanks for your help.
Commented on Jun 27, 2012
I saw a cool DIY show and they built a book shelf like thing all around the TV for storage (
dvds, cds,Wii, books, etc.) and had two book self units on barn door tipe rail to cover tv when not in use. It was beautiful and looked like 1 built in unit. TV was mounted on wall with no wires showing.
My mother had these growing in her yard when she moved into her house...I took a cutting...and they grow like crazy! I just love their miniature "clematis/passion flower" looking blooms...but I would sure like to know what they are!