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Over the sink window shelf from pallet wood

Pallet Wood Over-the-Sink Window Shelf (Kitchen Update 5)

Looking to create more space in my rather small kitchen, I have been longing for one of those nifty over-the-sink window shelves.  As my kitchen update is coming along bit by bit, I finally have one! This photo shows just how little kitchen area counter space I have to work with. This window shelf happens […]

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DIY Storage Beer Box with Lid

DIY Storage Beer Box with Lid

This storage beer box with lid might be deceiving.  It’s a box with a lid, sure.  It looks like it holds beer, because once upon a time it did, as you can see from the labeling.  However, now it’s being used for storage of other household items, in this case disguising a DVD collection.  Use […]

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Repuposed tin can sewing caddy | pin cushion sewers caddy | stowandtellu

Tin Can Pin Cushion Caddy

I needed an updated pin cushion, so I decided to go large and make a tin can pin cushion caddy!  Although I don’t actually have a designated sewing or craft room, just yet, one can always dream.  I’ve already made a seamstress mini dress form, for said room, so why not forge ahead with a […]

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Faux Tin Ceiling Storage Box with Lid

Faux Tin Ceiling Storage Box with Lid

I am taking on my linen closet.  It’s in pretty bad shape!  Before I pull it apart, I want to make sure I have adequate storage to put it back together with some sense of ORGANIZATON!  I could buy a bunch of storage boxes, but I’m going to DIY it instead. I have made a […]

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DIY tax file storage folder

Tax Time DIY File Storage Folder

Have you ever come home from the store realizing that you forgot the very thing you went to the store for in the first place?  Well that’s what happened here, and that’s how this project was born.  We just filed our income taxes last week.  I was ready to check that chore off my list, […]

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stackable plastic storage drawers

Create More Space in Your Place with DIY Stackable Plastic Storage Drawers

In my constant search to create more storage space, I started using those plastic storage drawers that anyone can buy from a local department store, such as Wal-Mart.  They really come in handy to help me un-clutter here and there.  I couldn’t help but notice; however, that they would work even better for me if […]

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Faux Wood Grain Storage Box with Lid

Here is an idea for a diy storage box with lid that has the look of wood without the cost or labor needed to make a lidded storage box from wood.  This one is made of cardboard and simply faux painted to look like real wood.   I used an empty computer paper box, but […]

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Napkin decoupaged storage box with lid

Tie-Dyed Napkin Decoupage Storage Box with Lid

Here is an idea for a diy keepsake or storage box using party napkins and decoupage.  Napkin decoupage is a little tricky because the napkin usually has two layers, but the creative options are plenty because party napkins are so colorful and inexpensive, not to mention the ever changing party themes offered on the market.  […]

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Cookie Tin Gift Disguise (Part 1)

Looking for gift ideas for Christmas?  Give the gift of “not cookies” in a cookie tin this holiday season.  This is a clever idea for those of you who have plenty of left over cookies tins from previous years, with no plans of baking cookies anytime soon.  Cookie tins can be so cute and compact, […]

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basic tutorial on diy storage box with lid for the man cave

Man Cave DIY Storage Box

  This man cave storage box with lid idea is so very basic and rudimentary, but why re-invent the wheel?  They are so easy to make, they are inexpensive and pretty nifty for organizing and de-cluttering any garage, basement, work shop or man cave. Step 1: Make your own storage box with lid, or use […]

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Storage box with lid decorating ideas

Easiest Way to Decorate a Lidded Storage Box

If you are interested in making your own storage box with lid, and you want to spruce it up just a bit, here is one of the easiest ways to decorate one of these boxes, so that you can place the box on a shelf, in full view, and not be disenchanted by the look […]

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diy storage box with lid

DIY Lidded Storage Box

These might be kinda ugly, but…. one of the most common and practical solutions for organizing and de-cluttering is using a storage box with a lid.  Store bought boxes with lids can be costly, especially when you need to buy several; so, I decided to make my own. Although these aren’t very pretty, they are […]

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Wrapping Paper Keepsake Box

A keepsake box can be a great gift, and even better if it’s handmade.  I made this keepsake box from a few items including a storage box with lid ( I used a computer paper box), wrapping paper and decoupage.  Applying decoupage and paper to the cardboard makes the box more durable and long lasting.  […]

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Turn Your Closet into a Mini Mud Room

    As EMBARRASSING as this is to show you just how cluttered and messy my front closet was, I think the transformation really proves worth it.  Since I completed this mini mud room makeover, I can honestly say that it has been much easier to keep it in order.  I live in a small […]

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New Fangled Old Fashion Recycling Bin

If you are looking to earn a little extra cash or reward points, consider saving beer and soda cans then turning them in to your local recycling center for a refund.    Ken enjoys woodworking and made the Can-Do Can Crusher from plans he found online at Woodworker’s Journal.  The can crusher works great, but […]

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