I love stainless steel, but I don't love cleaning it all the time.
This is a fun little project that is helping me go green and pinch some pennies in the New Year!Have you heard of beeswax food wraps? I feel like I am seeing them pop up in all sorts of trendy stores, in both kitchen and gift stores. They are so cute, fun patterns and the heavenly scent of beeswax. I was easily converted into a fan!However, the trendy prices were simply not something I could swallow. So, in true Zest fashion, I decided to DIY my own cute wraps for my kitchen. Zest it Up BlogPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
We all know how bad plastic wrap is for the environment, but there aren't too many options for reusable wraps out there, so we keep using the stuff to wrap our leftovers, sandwiches and picnic items. Now, I have a solution for you using fabric and bees wax! Say "buh-bye" to that tangled plastic wrap.
We had this room off of our garage that didn't have the best of access. This was an ideal spot for an entertainment type room (man cave if you asked my husband) but before we could consider that, we needed to give it easier access from the house. The good news is that this room had a couple of windows and one of those windows would make the perfect spot for a door. Job half done, right? Click here to see this and similar DIY tutorials. To convert this window into an exterior door, here are the steps we took. If this isn't something you are comfortable with, always seek the advice of a professional.
One doesn’t think about resurrecting furniture, but there are times I swear that the things I find have no heart beat! I mean D E A D dead! Just like this park bench I found on the side of the road. It’s the nurse in me that wants to save everything, especially furniture. Besides it was FREE!
Organizing under the kitchen sink may be one of the most challenging spots in the entire house! Not only are you dealing with pipes, but in most cases also a garbage disposal. There is often little usable space, but so many purposes that this little space needs to serve.
Using a basic piece of furniture from IKEA, you won't believe how easy it is to create a space for organizing all that clutter that comes in and out of your home!
We recently moved into a new apartment. And though we are excited about it, it needs a lot of love and quite a few tweaks. If there is one thing I have learned from my fellow Hometalkers it is that nothing is impossible. There has to be creative alternatives to even the toughest of conundrums.
The first thing we noticed in the kitchen was lots of cabinet space! In our haste however, we somehow overlooked the big problem: most of the cabinets are really really really high up!! I am on the shorter side at 5”3 and my husband is not much taller. My sister and her 6”3 husband generously offered to help us organize but unless they moved in full time, we were going to have to figure out some long term solutions.
So far we have come up with a few and are still on the market for some more.
How to finally get all those storage lids under control using an upcycled container.
If there’s anything more unappealing on your kitchen countertop it has to be messy kitchen appliance cords. If you are looking for an expensive and easy solution to neatly organize your kitchen appliance cords, then you are going to love this just as much as I do. Messy kitchen appliance cords can be so distracting when organizing your kitchen. It seems regardless of what you do to hide them, they are always rearing their ugly heads and poking out to reveal their messiness.In the past, I used rubber bands to gather them up neatly and stuff them behind the appliance – then I discovered Command Cord Bundlers Cord Organizers ($4.85 for a 2 Pack) – needless to say, I was thrilled.
Do you have any unused vertical space in your kitchen? Don't you hate it when you have something that you keep losing track of because it doesn't have a proper home?
My goal for my Craft Rehab category on Birdz of a Feather is to encourage sustainable crafting by providing inspirational upcycles using unexpected materials. It’s all about the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle! If you’re a fan of Craft Rehab, you’ve seen this time and time again through projects such as my Valentine’s Day Paint Stick Pallet, Plastic Clamshell Shrink Art, Soda Bottle Vertical Garden, Paint Bucket Water Feature and Blue Jean Planter, to name a few!You may be a little doubtful that you can turn a tuna can into something you’d want to put on full display in the bedroom, kitchen or office, but the end result is both attractive and useful – in an industrial sort of way 🙂