If your family is anything like mine, I’m sure you can relate to trying to leave your shoes by the door so as not to track dirt through the house. Rob works construction by day and our two-and-a-half-year old son loves to jump in water/muddy puddles, play in sand and dirt, and the fact that we leave in a coastal area doesn’t help with the sand factor either. Not to mention, we also live in New York where we’re bound to get at least a foot or so of snow every year, and Rob snowplows when we get hit with it, so I’m constantly having to keep beach towels laid out much like a red carpet at the front door so he doesn’t track in snow. Needless to say, we needed a solution by our door to keep the Swiffering, sweeping and mopping at a minimum. Rob came up with (what I think is) a cute design to hold all different size boots so whether it’s a rainy or snowy day, they have a place to dry and mama doesn’t have to clean the floors a zillion times in a day.We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
Hi, I'm Amber Oliver! I hope if you enjoy this project you'll also stop by my blog!When you hear "builder grade" you probably have the same yellow/beige color I'm thinking of come to mind. You've seen those boring bathroom mirrors that are essentially just glass stuck to the wall. I teamed up with a Hometalker who had FIVE of these mirrors in her house and knew she needed an easy way to transform them.If you're in the Houston area, I can help you create this look for your home! Click here to see how I can help you & send me a message to get started!
If you were one of the 15 million that viewed our video on how to make a concrete pumpkin two years ago, you probably have your own pumpkin that is in need of a little attention.We have several concrete pumpkins which we have left in the Florida elements for two years. They were in need of cleaning and new paint.Instead of just painting them, we decided to give our 'happy' pumpkins a little 'creepy' makeover with a little more concrete and paint. You'll find the tutorial in our Workshop Wednesday show above.You can watch the entire thing, but you can also fast forward to 3:35 to watch just the tutorial.
I have a wine glass rack above my kitchen sink that I had totally quit using. I was always knocking glasses off and breaking them. I wanted my cast iron pans and frequently used skillets close at hand. Using some very inexpensive twine and shower curtain hooks I had I hung the the pans using the existing wine glass rack.
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.
I love my wooden crates. I am constantly creating new ways to use them all over my house. I plan to use these in my daughter’s room in lieu of a dresser. She hates dressers and the drawers become a catch all for everything when it is time to clean her room. Right now she has been trying to use a bookcase and it just hasn’t been working for either of us. So, one day I stood in her room and brainstormed up this idea. It is the convenience of a bookcase and yet it can be kept more organized and neater in these cubbies. Hopefully, this solution will work for both of us.