I'm pretty sure this is the easiest craft that I've ever done! If you want to make one too, the hardest part will be finding the vintage jello mold! But keep reading because I can help you out with finding one down below. I'm already keeping my eyes open for more!
A little history behind my latest creation. I went with my friend Susan to a little boutique in my town called The Dirt Road. As soon as I walked through the door, I was inspired at what I saw sitting on the table before me. The first thing that came to my mind was, “Heck, I could make that from one of the old guitars I have upstairs.” Therefore, I did. The photo below is of the wooden jack-o-lantern that inspired me.
Earlier this week, I was helping a friend empty a storage unit and I came across several little treasures that were destined to end up at Goodwill. My friend was overwhelmed with the task at hand and told me to take whatever I wanted…so I packed up a few boxes and squeeled with joy all the way home! I just love FREE STUFF! One special decor piece that I could not wait to get my crafty little hands on was a pair of wall sconces from probably 15 years ago. I got to thinking, I bet there is a cool way to update those tired sconces. Hmmmmmmm.
We have had this Ikea bookshelf for years and it is just taking up space collecting junk. One day I had an idea to turn it on it's side and repurpose it giving it new life and new function in our life.Here is what I did.We use it as extra seating in the living room (Think family Holidays!) but I may just put it at the end of the bed as a place to put my shoes on in the morning and store some things.
Having researched Pintrest and collecting a number of "inspiration" pieces, I decided to be on the lookout for cigar boxes. My first inclination was to check with a local smoke shop thinking maybe, just maybe, they gave away the empty boxes. No such luck, they wanted $12+ each. Darn! My experience with garage sale'n has taught me that it isn't because they aren't there, only means because I wasn't looking. Sure enough, w/n a few weeks, I'm at a garage sale where there are 15 cigar boxes. "How much, if I take them all?" $5 = SOLD! Couple of lessons here for crafters. 1.) Patience = wait for the deal. 2.) Know your prices. At .33 cents each, I could afford to make mistakes and throw out any unused boxes. Not that that's gonna happen, at least not yet!
Today we’re showing you how to maximize kitchen storage. But first, a big thank you to everyone in the Hometalk community that supported our Amara Blog Award nomination as the Best DIY & Home Improvement Blog! Birdz of a Feather has been shortlisted!!Our Improved Forever KitchenWith any kitchen reno, there are some ‘must haves’ if you plan to stay long term – but storage is a biggie! In our last post, our kitchen was renovated with the intent of putting our house on the market. After deciding to stay, and living with the kitchen for a while, we got to work changing a few things to make it more liveable for us. Our improved ‘forever’ kitchen was accomplished with three key features: better storage (pullouts and pot drawers), electrical placement and lighting. Electrical placement and lighting will be covered in a future post.Maximize Kitchen Storage with Pullouts and Pot DrawersPulloutsStandard cabinets with doors are fine for reselling a house, but are not great when you have a lot of stuff to store. Who wants to kneel down and dig around a cupboard that's so low to the ground? Not us! It's hard to reach items in the back and a nuisance to move all the things that are stacked on top of the one thing you really need! Pullout shelves not only help organize kitchen items behind closed doors, but put everything within reach!
Today I’m going to show you how my husband built a window bench with storage for our master bedroom.I’ve had this project burning in the back of my mind for a long time. Initially, I really wanted a window bench with drawers, but we had an incident, you can read more about it on my blog (https://avantimorocha.com) so I decided to ditch the drawers and simply make a bench with a trunk instead.
I found a set of old Duncan Phyfe style chairs at a thrift shop. They were scratched, stained, flat, and musty. They must've been stored in a basement for quite a long time because the smell was potent. After some TLC, I was able to give these chairs a new life!
This couch was on its way to the tip. I asked the owner if I could take it and she was happy for it to be gone. Because it was free I thought it would be a good project for me to try and see if I could restore it and at the same time see how they are put together. I had never done a couch before so this was my test run.