A quick and easy way to transform a frame into a holder for a variety of things such as keys or crafts supplies and more. The list is endless on what you can use this for.
When I was redecorating my youngest son's room, I needed a solution to organize all of his books. I came across a wire basket on clearance for $10 and had a great idea to add castors to it and create a Rolling Book Basket that he could easily move out from under his nightstand shelf. This project was easy and cost under $30! You could use this basket for so much more than books too!
I had an idea to add a little bit of extra storage space in our little bathroom. I've seen many lovely barn doors made here and wanted to try it despite my limited talents with tools.
It's amazing what can be accomplished in 15 minutes. We've all got 4 of these blocks of time in every hour. I know, that's obvious to everyone else, but to me this is a epiphany of sorts... It is incredibly easy to blow 15 minutes: checking updates on facebook, admiring organizing ideas on Pinterest or, for me, playing Risk on my (secondhand) iPad. BUT, what could I accomplish if I took just one of those 15 minute blocks of time each day to improve something in my home?
This box I came across at a sale had been neglected and was stained and da,aged beyond salvaging. I tried silver cleaning paste to no avail. I put it away and knew that eventually I would do something with it.
If you have a lot of similar sized diaper boxes laying around, here is an idea how you can recycle them in your home instead of tossing them in the recycling bin. I did this project by reusing diaper boxes!
Turn any small cardboard box into a beautiful Celtic style container with nothing more than a knife, hot glue gun and some paint. It's incredibly easy! Great for organizing anything. (More detailed photos/instructions at the link at the bottom.)
This shutter comes to me from my good friend and neighbor Anita who is sadly moving. She had a couple shutters and 2 old cabinet doors displayed on her walls for years but her new house is lacking in wall space. She thought maybe I could put them to good use. Gladly.But now I find out that the shutters were taken off her family home years ago…they have sentimental value and they have a cool aged patina. I can’t keep her family heirloom but I could repurpose it and give it to her oldest son who just happens to be getting married. And just in case they don’t like heirlooms or shabby chic, I’m giving cash too :).
Necessity is the mother of invention, as my mom used to say. I couldn't find the right size baskets to fit on a couple of shelves in my daughter's room, so I covered a wine box and a shoe(boot)box with 4 ply jute twine.
My boys LOVE Legos and they especially love their mini-figures. Their collection was getting a bit out of control, and their mini-figures were taking over their rooms. I wanted a way that they could display and organize their favorite figures while still keeping things neat and functional. This easy DIY Lego Mini-figure display looks like a piece of artwork but still allows the boys to easily switch things around and take the figures down for play!
Hubster had a couple 54″ 4×8 boards left over from one of his projects and asked if I wanted them. This obviously was a silly question, of course I did! I knew I would eventually find a purpose for these puppies! Well, they have been sitting in the shop for over a year, but I finally came up with a project for one of the boards: a DIY hose holder and lantern hanger. Any projects that help to organize or clean up in or around the house is a winner in my book!
I had a couple of old license plates hanging around and I figured we could put them to use somehow. These pencil cups come in handy. I actually use them in the shop. One holds pencils and utility knives, while the other holds my chisels. Go ahead and make one! See how we built this license plate pencil cup! Here we go...
I’ve been holding on to this frame since 2013. It used to be attached to this old dresser, though it was clear that it did NOT belong there and literally fell off into my hands. It used to hold a spectacular old mirror that was in tremendously bad shape and though I tried very hard to save it the shattering was just too deep so I donated it to my wonderful aunt for her mosaics. I’ve seen many jewelry hangers online made out chicken wire and it didn’t take me long to put two and two together. I have a jewelry box (like most girls) but like with any box everything in it gets all tangled up together and I’ve been wanting a jewelry hanger ever since I made my mom hers out of a mirror. So, I got to work!
I have always loved the idea of being organized, but closets with only a rod and a shelf make it almost impossible. I couldn't reach the shelf in my closet so I would jump to grab things or just throw them up making a big mess, most things just ended up on the floor. I have been wanting to redo my master closet for a LONG time, so I decided to finally take the plunge and Just DO IT! After a month of hard work it is finally done and I LOVE it!! It was a labor of love and a closet on a budget, but so worth the effort! For all the before and after shots and final budget price, click on my blog post, you won't be disappointed!
My "close the door and don't ask" approach to her room just wasn't working. When she left town for a few days, it was the perfect opportunity to go in and start over.
I was going through my pinterest feed and saw a pencil case picture from Mochi things.That caught my eye and I fell in love with those square pencil case. I had no idea to buy those pencil case as $25 for pencil case does not sound great to me ;). Are you with me ?? But I thought I can DIY a similar version to satisfy my love for the pencil case. Oh yes !! I can use them to hold my sharpies or other pens even though I am not going back to school :).Let's get to the making
I built this hat rack as a fun project to help celebrate baseball season! This project is perfect for the kids room, game room or anywhere else you'd love to show your baseball pride!
Last summer I ran across two really nice, wide picture frames (free!), and I immediately had an idea to upcycle them as jewelry organizers for my teenage nieces. This is also an easy gift idea for Mother's Day, Christmas, or a birthday. With some chicken wire (more technically, it's called hardware cloth), simple hardware, a dowel rod and knobs, you can create a beautiful jewelry holder for your favorite fashionista in no time!
Tired of the pile of shoes by front door or bottom of stairs? I used a large industrial sized drawer I found for free. Added wheels, painted it, instant under bench or sofa shoe storage! http://www.redouxinteriors.com/2013/11/drawer-turned-shoe-storage/
Ok, I admit it, I have way more jewelry than any one girl should, but I made a lot of it myself, for dirt cheap, so I don't feel bad I like to have things neat, organized and easy to find, so I came up with this idea for storing my jewelry, using one of those 8 X 10 photo trifold screen frames.
A simple. easy, throw together belt organizer for all those wild and crazy belts! My belt collection was a mess, and I needed a quick fix so I could locate any belt in a New York minute. Here's my solution.
Upcycling old and battered Thrift shop finds is a great way to create beautiful gifts. And with Christmas coming, it's time to start thinking about what to gift to whom. This is a very economical way to create something new from something old. Here's what I did...
I was not going to let the jars without the lids that I used to make the Apothecary Jars go to waste so I used them to Organize my Makeup brushes. Of course with a touch of "Glam".