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Imagine all the gardening tools lumped in the corner, propped up on each other with a mound of dirt - that's what this corner looked like. So thus the reorganization of the gardening tools. We decided to mount the 4" PVC pipe up off the floor so that we can periodically sweep. I also wanted a larger area to store the large handled implements. The PVC pipe was cut into 20" lengths and screwed to each other as well as to the 1x4 treated lumber. The back top 1x4 is longer that the bottom one on the wall because we wanted it mounted to the studs.
I have seen a lot of solutions for what to do with those pesky plastic shopping bags that can be useful but difficult to store. My girlfriend showed me a solution that has revolutionized my life... So I can't take credit for it. However, it has changed the way I think about those plastic bags and how to store them so they are more usable.There are a plethora of uses for these bags... But here is my solution to storing them and a couple of ideas of how I use them
A couple years ago, I painted my fireplace and built-ins white. I love color and patterns and prints, but I cannot commit to them longer than a couple months. My likes and favorites change with every season it seems. I love how people change the inside color of bookcases, it's adds character and depth to a room. So I set out to create something temporary that would damage my built-ins.I love animal prints (I think they act as a neutral), but since I wanted to do this cheap, I was going to have to create it from scratch. I bought some stiff display board at the art store and they were able to cut it down to the exact sizes I needed to fit the back of my bookcase.If you'd like to read the full original post, you can read it here.
Hi Hometalkers! Its been a while since I shared an IKEA HACK with you all..truth be told.. its been a while since Ive done a trip to IKEA. Mine is about 45 min away from where I live so it kind of always ends up as a road trip.. a fun road trip though of course!On my last trip to IKEA I bought far too many of the IKEA FROSTA stools... (no idea why, my brain goes to pots when I'm in that store) . I couldn't be bothered to exchange it or even sell it on... so I decided to repurpose it instead!
We hacked an IKEA Lack floating shelf that was just sitting on the floor in our basement to add more storage to our teeny tiny main level half bath!... Cost $0.00 because we already owned the tools and had the cast off shelf in the basement!
Its all about industrial right now- at least it is for me anyway. I'm on a mission to industrialize my whole house starting with my sons bedroom (You can search all my industrial projects on my blog grillo-designs to see them all!). So do you see this shelf below? It used to be a standard white IKEA BILLY BOOKCASE, but now of course it looks completely different
Moving to a smaller home certainly has its challenges. my wife was in need of some additional space for her paperwork, files etc. love the simplicity of the shelves that Ikea offers So I decided to make the shelf for her and fit the brackets to it. I chose to go with a 2X12X10 ft piece of contractor grade heavy pine. $10.00 and some change from Home Depot, the brackets came from Ikea : http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10136135/ cost about 10 dollars and they come in different sizes. I settled on making the shelf the same length as her desk all in all the dimensions are 1.75X11X6 I had to plane the board down to fit in the bracket. Well the shelf came out really nice and wifey loves it. Check out the slide show of the build hope you enjoy.
This project was one of those with twists and turns and now that I am finished with my coat rack shoe shelf I realized that this could also be used as kitchen storage or bathroom storage with towels and bath stuff on the shelves. Can you see it? Where would you use it? So, the biggest clutter problem in our house is the large quantity of shoes that get strewn all over our points of entry. I decided to take an Ikea shelf and try to make it into something farmhouse style to hold shoes, mittens, bags, basically anything and everything. Tall order for a simple shelf.
I really have a thing for old vanities, especially with big round mirrors. They can be expensive so I am always on the lookout for fixer uppers. I came across this little gem at a garage sale for $10! I could not contain my excitement and purchased without really looking it over (it was $10!)! I got it home and was really happy that the drawers were in excellent condition but found out that the mirror was broke on the right side, but everything else was pretty solid. No rebuilding needed. I just needed to figure out how to make the mirror work.
Ahhhhh, fall! We love fall foliage more than almost anything, and we can never get enough of it! What does your area look like this season?Quick, before the leaves completely drop, snap a picture of your fall foliage and share it with us in the comments! Include your state, and maybe we'll get a chance to see fall from every corner of the country!Photo with the most "likes" will win a Hometalk prize!**UPDATE** Congrats to Winners Kelly-n-Tony for the photo with the most likes! Get ready for some Hometalk swag coming your way!
I recently did a make over of my master bedroom that included updating some outdated furniture (I didn't want to spend a lot of money on buying new stuff). Some of these pieces had been in my house for a very long time and were still functional, but were in bad need of an update.
Our mudroom is one of the most used rooms in our house. It is combined with our laundry room so there is always a constant flow of laundry and children in and out of this room. The mudroom is between our garage and the front hall, and when we enter the house it’s through the mudroom. We had a lack of functional storage for each of the kids, so shoes, coats and bags just ended up all over the floor. I really wanted to take care of the storage situation, and the first thing to take care of was building the benches.