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Vintage Work Apron Hanging Storage

I’ve always been intrigued by those old work aprons with all the handy pockets and the business info written across the front. They are usually from a hardware store or lumber yard, like this collection of vintage aprons from Forestbound.  I’ve picked up several of these vintage aprons throughout the years. I finally decided to […]

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How bout them apples? and a Chalkboard Project Wall

Have you ever felt like you need a whole wall to keep track of the projects you want to accomplish? Our project list has moved to a chalkboard project wall in our kitchen for four main reasons, although I’m not sure there has to be a reason at all, here are my four: Chalkboard project […]

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Til We Meet Again Missing Sock Laundry Sign

The case of the missing sock scenario.  We’ve all been a character in that mystery story, haven’t we? If the laundry signs pinned across Pinterest is any idicator, then the answer is, yes.  There’s some pretty clever sayings that go along with the solution for what to do with the other sock, until you can […]

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25 Use What You Have Decorating Ideas for a Basement

Before I plunge full force into decorating our new house, I wanted to take you back just a time or two more to the basement update at the townhouse.  After the new year began, I finally had a chance to pull together all of my receipts and add up the total cost of the basement […]

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20 faux kitchen pantry ideas for creating a pantry space when you have no designated pantry storage area - Faux and TellU from StowandTellU.com

20 Faux Kitchen Pantry Ideas

Do you have kitchen pantry envy? As in your kitchen doesn’t have a pantry, but if only there was a way to make one appear, you’d ask where to sign up? I can relate. We didn’t have a pantry in our townhouse kitchen, so we had to use two of the cabinets to store our […]

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Townhouse Hidden Workshop Reveal

There is one last area in the townhouse basement that I promised to “reveal”.  Ironically, as I planned the basement open layout with it’s exposed beam painted ceiling, this was a part of the basement that I was trying to keep hidden so to speak.  I didn’t want Ken’s workshop to be glaring right at […]

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Three Moving Tips That Made Our Move Easier

I helped a friend move this passed weekend.  Needless to say, there has been a lot of moving in my world lately.  Some people are quite prepared when moving and have all their stuff packed days or weeks in advance.  Our plan was a bit more last minute, but there were three items that I […]

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Old Door Table and Arsty Craft Area

I went for a “shop your home” approach to create a craft area in our basement update.  When we had originally taken down the rather poorly constructed walls in our basement, we were able to salvage the old door that led into the laundry area.   As the basement update progressed, I was also able […]

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Under the Stairs Storage: Under Cover

We finally reached the phase in our basement update where we could use our under the stairs area as a storage space again, but the challenge was how to cover the view of the storage space that was keeping all of those household items that just don’t look pretty in plain sight.   The items […]

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DIY Decoupaged Coffee Sack Furniture Cabinet

Small spaces often require dual purpose furniture, so while we wanted a piece of furniture with a cozy, game room feel to place next to Ken’s pinball and slot machines, we also wanted to hide the kitty litter box.  You know, because kitty litter boxes and game rooms go so well together, right?? Well, for […]

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Chalkboard Painted DIY Gift Box {LOL}

Did you ever notice how many birthdays there are in July?  According to babycenter.com, July is the 4th most popular month for birthdays in recent times (in the U.S.) with September, August and June being the front runners.  That’s a lot of  summertime birthdays with a lot of potential gift giving, gift wrapping and perhaps […]

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LOL Stenciled Storage Box

I have a small townhouse and yet, a lot of craft supplies and other random belongings that I would like to keep under wraps, but handy at the same time.  Thus, I am trying to unify and prettify the look of my storage so it will hide my clutter while becoming one with the room….Good […]

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Blue Jean Hanging Travel Organizer

If you have ever used one of those over-the-door hanging shoe organizers, then you already know how handy they can be to keep your shoes organized.  Elena from ‘A Casarella suggested in her travel tips, that you bring one with when you travel. Isn’t that a clever idea? You hang it over the door in […]

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Turn a Gift Box into a Storage Box

If you haven’t thrown out all those gift boxes yet, you might want to see this before you do. It’s a simple tutorial on how to transform a standard shirt sized gift box into a storage box, or two for that matter. Sure, best practice when trying to stay clutter-free is to get all those […]

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Souvenir Bag Shoe Box Storage

My son went to Nashville and all he got me was a coffee mug!! Sure, I love my coffee, so the mug does come in handy, thank you.  But, in all honesty, I actually got a little more attached to the fancy bags he brought the souvenirs home in. Not the plastic kind, but the […]

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