I'm in love with black interior doors, but I'm just not sure if it works for our current home. So I made a compromise and painted our current chrome hardware black. I figured I could start small and go big later. Here is a picture of our down stairs hallway which leads to our utility closet, the trash closet to your right and the powder room to your left.
Yep...I'm trying to keep on the greener side of things! Since we now have a little garden of our own, we have decided to start composting. I mean why buy compost at Southern States for six bucks a bag, when you can make your own compost with food scraps...right!? Not only will it save us a few bucks on compost, but it will save on us having to take out the trash before it's even full because of smelly food rotting in the bag, in turn saving on the cost of trash bags, and provide us with nutrient rich soil for our own garden. Check out more on how to start your very own compost bin @
I'm a country girl at heart and my next house will be a farmhouse for sure...animals included, lol! But for right now we're right here in the city, and I wanted to bring a tad bit of country into my life or more like my dining room.
See how we turned an ordinary table into a Pallet Farmhouse Table @
If you'd asked me a couple years ago about composting, I would have assumed it was a fringe thing that hippie mamas in Birkenstocks did. Storing your trash and turning it into soil just seemed so . . . granola. Way too granola for this city dweller. But then I visited my sister-in-law Jodie in Seattle, and noticed a small little container on her counter that she used to collect composting items. She showed me how it worked and really demystified it for me, and suddenly I saw it as the easy, practical, and eco-friendly process that it is. So in case you aren't composting yet, I'm here to convert you.
There are a lot of options out there for apartment dwellers who want to compost, and like most things it's not as simple as one style fits all. It's about finding what works best for you. Try something! And if it doesn't work for you... try something else! This is an easy indoor compost option for people who need something cheap, customizable and space friendly.
A week ago I got sick of our temporary gate that we keep at the bottom of our stairs for our cocker spaniel (similar one here). We wanted a gate there to keep her from going into our daughters room and finding those tiny Barbie shoes and what-not and chewing them to pieces. We are nervous that one day she just might swallow one of those bad boys.
Every time that I go upstairs, I have to climb over it because I don't feel like removing it and latching it back. It has become an Olympic sport, climbing over that gate with a basket full of laundry and not falling over it and breaking my neck.
So, we took a trip to Lowe's and purchased some wood to get started. But when we came home, I decided to clean out the attic and realized that I had this bench that I wanted to get rid of. Well duh...I could use the wood from our bench and save a few bucks on materials!...