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I needed a system to organize my winter gear. We have our coats hanging in the laundry room entry way but our hats, gloves, scarves ... they were a mess! Here is an easy and inexpensive way I have come up with to store our winter gear. You can see more of my crazy creations here
Hey there creative people! Who doesn't love a good yard sale overflowing with old useless treasures? I know I sure do! A couple of weeks ago I went to a local neighborhood yard sale where I found a wooden spice rack for a dollar. I thought to myself that I could definitely give it a new life. Normally I would paint something like this, but I wanted to do something different this time around. My creative wheels in my head started to turn and I remembered that I had a beautiful vintage themed floral fabric. I thought with some perforated lace like fabric and some cup hooks that it could become a jewelry organizer.
Handan is always shoving some piece of junk or another into my face and then demanding to know if I’m aware of what I’ll be doing with it. This usually happens while I’m trying to concentrate on something important, like television or video games or food.“Babes!” She cries, as a smile spreads across her face. “Babes! Do you know what you’re going to turn this into?” Whereupon she thrusts some splintered piece of furniture or rickety frame or broken bauble towards my averted eyes, tilting it this way and that. She usually attacks from the right, so I’ve learned to feint left, thus maintaining eye contact with my show, my game or my meal.“Hrnmph.” I say, hoping it conveys enough meaning to ward her off.It rarely does, and she circles around for another run at me.“Does my babes know what he’s going to make for me? Does he? Does he? Hey? Hey?”She’s like a buzzard on the scent of some carrion or wounded prey. I’m trapped, and she knows it. She always gets me when I’m sitting down. It takes a lot of time and energy to shift this much mass up off of the couch and get it running for the hills. She knows my weaknesses, and she exploits them.I sigh the long sigh of The Eternally Tormented Soul and meet her sparkling eyes with a heavy-lidded stare.“What am I going to do, my babes?” And so it begins…*****Our salvaged, purchased and collected picture frames number in the hundreds and mass about a metric ton. To me, they are a single, intimidating entity, but Handan can tell you the history of and plans for each and every one of them. Her brain is like a filing cabinet. This makes it nearly impossible to win an argument with her, since she has total recall of every word I’ve uttered since we met and has no problem repackaging those words and hurling them back at me at the most inopportune moments. Einstein once wrote to a friend that "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." This is nonsense. The definition of insanity is arguing with a woman and expecting to win.Anyway, back to the picture frames. Handan’s favorites are the ornate ones. The fancier, the better. She found one a long time ago at the dump that she loved. Yeah, yeah, I thought it was pretty cool, too. It even made the featured image of a post she wrote about finding free furniture. It’s a great post, and you should check it out if you haven’t read it already. Really, go read it, or I’ll make you argue with her :DHere’s the frame:
I had an idea for a custom wall sconce. Found Some metal wall sconces in the closet that originally had metal candle holders that hung from them. I wanted to use them on boards that were done to match headboard I made previously and hang lanterns that I purchased at gift department of local pharmacy.
A gabion wall is an increasingly popular fencing solution in residential and commercial landscape settings as well as being effective in erosion control and major infrastructure projects such as railways, bridges and highways.As with any fencing project, it’s good to do your research first so here are a few tips about gabion retaining wall design and installation.As with any fencing project, it’s good to do your research first so here are a few tips about gabion retaining wall design and installation.Once you’ve measured out your fence and purchased the required wire mesh panels, rocks, and other materials you’re ready to begin.Obviously, you need to choose apertures that are smaller than your chosen stones otherwise the rocks will fall out.
Happy Fall! Hope you are having some beautiful Fall weather where you are. If you saw my previous posts, you’ll know I have been working on a mini-makeover of my living room. I added weathered white wall planks to the feature wall and created a rustic “home” sign to hang up. I have also completed a few other projects for that room, but those will be shared in future posts. But today, I’m sharing the new DIY Rustic Media Center / TV Stand that I built for that room. I had seen a rustic TV stand at Pottery Barn that I loved, but I didn’t love the price and I needed more open spaces than what their console provided. So, I used the Pottery Barn console as inspiration for the one I designed and built, but created this one to fit my needs.
In my last house, I painted my kitchen white and shared a tutorial on the best way to paint kitchen cabinets. And I still stand by that tutorial! But, I've also found an easier way that I love and thought I'd share it with you today.
I am not sure if this is good news or bad news for you- but we are in the last week of July. You know what that means?? School is just around the corner! Although I don’t have kiddos yet I always love walking the aisles at Target and getting inspired to organize my house. Part of that means getting restock easy and accessible (as well as cute!). I recently just designed my guest bedroom so I figured it was time to get the guest bedroom bathroom snazzy right?Photo Credit Anya McInroy Original Blog Post: http://zestitup.com/diy-belt-bathroom-shelf/
How to finally get all those storage lids under control using an upcycled container.
I am always looking for inexpensive ways to create storage in my kids' rooms. I originally made this storage unit for my daughter but used boy-friendly colors, on the off chance that she doesn't want it. Turns out she wants it, but wants it painted fuchsia. This project uses wooden crates that I already had, a lazy susan mechanism, two pieces of wood for the lazy susan, a full length mirror, hooks, and scrap wood for shelving. **Just a note, my daughter is all of 5 ft 1 inch tall, so this project is the perfect height for her, but if I were making for myself... I would add another crate.** One of the comments below from Snuttall1947 was brilliant! She is making one of these for her bathroom. Imagine what a great space to store towels and bath products vertically. Just wanted to share, in case you miss this in the comments. So many great comments on where to use this: craft rooms, closets, pantries, pool areas, garages, laundry rooms and mudrooms... I hope I didn't forget any... Possibilities are endless...
I rescued a vintage metal basket, upcycled it, and it now has a new life! Hi, I'm Jenn! I buy old, ugly, and neglected houses and flip them all by myself! It's a crazy, DIY house-flipping life, so come follow along at my blog Bachelorette Pad Flip or on Instagram!
Who hasn't had a button pop at an inopportune time? Over the weekend when my own button popped I then had to search for the scissors, thread and sewing needle which were scattered around my craft studio. That night, I finished off a container of dental floss and had an epiphany: what if I made a portable sewing kit using the empty container? It already had a built in 'thread' cutter and I could store thread and a needle all in one convenient spot! First I peeled off the lable from the face of the container.
My friend recently took up crocheting. Her thread collection was slowly growing and unfortunately so was the tangled blob holding the spools together. We re-purposed this old Ikea paper towel stand into a functional organizer for all of her spools of thread.