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Here's how we transformed our entryway into a fully functional mudroom.If your home has no entryway organization then you know it’s extremely hard to keep clean. That was the case with us. Home from school and shoes are where?! Center of the living room of course! ? It’s not that we didn’t have a shoe rack at all. We did, (photo above shows before makeover) it just wasn’t very pretty and hardly makes you want to organize your shoes on it. Before starting on our little corner makeover I was debating between two styles for the shoe organization part of our mudroom. First I was thinking to go with something very simple. Just a plain shelf with squares to insert your shoes into. Unfortunately my better half wasn’t a big fan of that idea. I knew that whatever I ended up with I wanted it to be very minimalist. So we’re talking lots or whites and natural textures. Oh gosh yes those tile floors are hideous. (photo below) I’ve been so tempted to paint them… I’ve painted laminate floors before but, I haven’t tried tile yet. Anyone try painting tile?
Today I will show you just how easy it is to make pretty copper leaf Christmas ornaments with thrifted or Dollar Store ornaments. One of the things that I have wanted to try for many years was gold or copper leafing. For whatever reason, I never had a chance. So when I spotted two big bags of vintage pink Christmas ornaments at the thrift store for $3 each, I knew now was the time! You guys-I am hooked! I want to put copper leaf on all the things! I will definitely be adding it to a canvas that I made a while back. It is so easy to work with and the results are so pretty. Let me show you what I used.
I had recently refinished a TV credenza for this customer. They loved it so much they entrusted me to restore this Cedar chest that has been in their family for over 100 years . I was a bit nervous but I knew I could make it beautiful again. I love using the denatured alcohol it preserves the patina.
My wife saw this DIY shelf idea on Pinterest, so we decided to build it because our kids need a bookshelf to put their books and this looked like the perfect kids bookshelf, and I thought it was cool that it was made from rain gutters! Our kids have a playroom where they have a lot of their books, but they didn't have a dedicated spot for their books. We decided to go to the hardware store and try to build these DIY shelves for our kids.
In some spaces, you just need a little "something" to break up a wall. A floating shelf is the perfect solution. It accents the space, gives you a nice place to display things, and barely takes up any room. This shelf style works well in any home, whether your home's design is modern, rustic, or something in between. is A DIY floating shelf is easier to make than you'd think. Read on.
I love having a mini mudroom at each entrance inside our house. I have a total of 3 of those now. :) I have 5 kiddos, & they have tons of stuff! By each door I have hooks, a storage bench & a basket or two to collect all of their belongings in. It works much better than the floor! haha! So we built this DIY Shelf & Coat Rack to help take care of all that stuff!
Don't you love the look of mudroom cubbies?! Unfortunately, I don't have a great mudroom to fit the cubbies in, but the garage worked great for what I needed to organize my children's things. My garage is officially a mess so it needs some organization! The measurements will depend on how many cubbies you want and how tall you want it to be. My cabinet measures 6 feet tall x 4 feet wide. Here's how to build your own!
Large sphere molds can be very difficult to find. At History Stones we sell 10", 12" and 15" diameter molds. We often receive requests for larger spheres, so we decided to use a yoga ball as a mold and share this project!
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!
I've always had a thing for tents, tee pees, forts and hideaways. And there is something so magical about a beautiful canopy that drapes over a bed. This version is extremely easy to make using a hula hoop and some sheer curtain panels. I added playful pom pom trim to mine for a special touch. Give it a try and have sweet dreams under your beautiful canopy!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.
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.
I was looking for a fun little way to really step up my holiday decor game this year. I wanted something to change my dining room a lot with a minimal amount of effort. This was actually difficult, since I practically cover my house with holiday decor (tastefully, of course). So a friend and I came up with this great chandelier idea using a hula hoop and some dollar store crafts for an awesome DIY Christmas project. Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
In NYC, every nook and cranny should be utilized! As soon as you walk into this apartment, you're smacked in the face with a long and narrow hallway to your left and the only bathroom directly in front of you. Where do you drop your keys? The mail? Your purse? We hate shoes piling up on the floor more than anything, so we knew we had to come up with something creative. We had a 14" x 12" corner full of valuable real estate, but we knew we couldn't just install boring floating shelves or shop forever for a perfectly-sized, expensive piece of furniture. Reclaimed wood, old spindles, and plumbing fittings and piping would do just the trick. We created a tall corner unit with 5 shelves--perfect for catching those small everyday items that can otherwise make your entryway look cluttered.