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Steph has a tub that she only uses for storage, never bathing! It's a great place for storing bathroom essentials, but it's an eyesore.
She came up with an idea to hide the storage without damaging the tub or limiting it's intended use.
Head to 3:33 in the above video to see the Fast DIY project.
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Yeah, it looks like a tub, but actually it's a giant storage space! We are going to make a hinged cover that can cover the mess, but can be opened if you wanted to actually use the tub.
The first step was to purchase a sheet of melamine and have it cut at The Home Depot. We also picked up some iron-on melamine banding, a piano hinge, and screw-on bumpers.
We made some further cuts at home. Melamine can chip so be sure to use a compatible saw blade. (That is a sheet of insulation foam that we always use underneath whatever we are cutting to protect the surface and blade of the saw.)
Once the two pieces are cut to size, edge banding is applied to all sides. The banding is ironed into place with an ordinary household iron. A brayer is used afterwards to further help the banding adhere.
This cool tool trims the banding so it's flush with the sides of the board.
A piano hinge is used to connect the two pieces together.
We used a piece of double stick tape along the full length of the small piece. This will keep the board in place without damaging the tub.
We added these screw-in bumpers and felt circles to keep the weight of the board up off the tub jet controls (that circle button in the left of the pic).
The last thing we did was add a magnetic doorstop to hold the board in place when open.
Here's the cover in the closed position. The wall part of the doorstop can be used to hold a bathrobe or towel when the board is not in the up position.
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Need more shower storage? I definitely did! There's nothing worse than trying to get clean while bottles and soap containers are falling on your toes. Instead of adding shelves or making a more permenant (read: expesnvie) change to my shower, I came up with a simple solution! I used a tension rod, shower baskets, and some curtain hooks to create more shower space. It's simple and space saving.
Our toilet paper holder came out of the wall, leaving a huge hole. I was so bummed. I had been looking at newer toilet paper holders, with one wall mount, so I saw this as a great DIY update opportunity. I wanted something that would fit our farmhouse decor and I needed something that would cover the hole. This is what we came up with.
Make your house unique for this holiday!
Our Christmas decorations tend to be more folksy and crafty than elegant. But this year, I wanted to change our decorations to something more cohesive and pulled together. I also didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I've been making some new ornaments to decorate our home. This angel wing Christmas tree decoration fits in with my new decorating style, but is still inexpensive and easy to make.
I cannot stand the look of clutter on counter tops. It's one of those pet peeves I have. And my husband doesn't mind it (if he doesn't know where something goes, he just leaves it out). I've taken care of the kitchen counter top pretty well, but our master bathroom is another story. Mostly because we have my stuff and my husband's stuff. I would love to put some of it into a drawer but some of it can't go into drawers because they are messy (like the after shave and cream). So instead of having them on the counter, I made a little shelf where he can put them onto and it looks a little more organized and less cluttered. This is also a great gift idea for your man :).
Why buy expensive Christmas ornaments when you can make them yourself? These Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments are super cute and easy to make too! The holiday season is always so expensive and when you can save money and have fun making these beautiful ornaments at the same time, it’s a win-win! I know you will love making them as much as I did!
Over time we accumulate furniture and who knows how well it will match up. My front porch had become this less than welcoming place so, it was time to update some of the furniture to give it a cohesive look! You can see the specific tools I used on the blog! ~> http://thatsweettealife.com/painted-rocking-chair/
Around this time of year, it's become a tradition to come up with an alternative Christmas tree idea. This year is no exception!The inspiration for this year's tree is from a visit to Epcot at Walt Disney World. Steph took the boat ride in the Land Pavilion and saw their version of a ladder tree, which became the model for ours. Take a look at how it came together!
I love farmhouse boxes and they are great to use as a centerpiece or a place corral salt, pepper and napkins. Here is a tutorial on how I make a farmhouse Box and then different ways to customize them. I think this would make an awesome gift. You could even put house numbers on it, as a front step or porch accessory. Really, there are so many different ways to use and customize this simple box, I've only scratched the surface here.
We took our boring, builder-grade fireplace and gave it a total transformation to make it feel a little more special! Here are the details on how we got it done (if you're curious about the mantel, it's a DIY project! Click here to see the full tutorial).
Flocked Christmas trees have always seemed a bit comical to me living in Southern California but this year, I just couldn’t resist. Last year’s mantel was classic and gold, this year I wanted to change it up without spending a thousand dollars on decorations. The flocked Christmas tree adds a bit of whimsy and plays off perfectly to the $3 white houses that I got in the Target Dollar Spot.
There is something about decorating in the minimalist style. It makes a space seem larger and uncluttered. Follow along to see one idea for decorating your mantle in this style. And the best part is you may already have all the items in your home.
Hello friends! Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? Time flies! If you’ve followed me for a while you know there is nothing I love more than making DIY home decor, especially for the holidays. This time I'm going to show you how to make this beautiful Christmas Village Wreath. I designed my own small houses and the templates are available on my blog https://avantimorocha.com/WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL to learn how I made this gorgeous wreath. You could always just follow this step-by-step guide.
I had this antique lingerie chest for a few months and when i first saw it, i fell in love! The dainty legs, many drawers and the detailed konbs made this piece move to the top of my project list! I really wanted this one to be unique. I decided to do a design on the drawer fronts and keep it very feminine.
I was recently challenged to clean with Alka-Seltzer. What I loved about this challenge is it taught me some tricks I didn't know as well as helped me speed clean some things, and save time and energy. You can see more of my crazy creations hereAlka Seltzer is made of baking soda, citric acid, and aspirin. These are great cleaners and deodorizers.
When I found tomato cages on clearance at the end of the season for $1 each (for the good and sturdy ones!) I had to grab a few. I planned on giving a few to my dad to use in his garden, but when he said he had enough I ended up with a few extra. They sat around for quite awhile until I finally decided what I was going to do with one of them - a christmas tree for my porch! Get the full tutorial here.