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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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Upcycled Kitchen Cabinet Coffee Table

I had been standing in the furniture section of my local thrift store staring at my choices for a coffee table makeover.  It was one of those times when I knew darn well they didn’t really have what I was looking for, but my stubborn, unrealistic self wanted to believe that if I stood there […]

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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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Oops! Grain Sack Painted Storage Cabinet

Now that we have our over the couch shelf in place and one side of the basement almost dialed in, we’ve moved onto finding a storage area for our camping and fishing gear.  I’ve had two Sauder furniture cabinets for a good twenty years.   I figured, hey, no reason to get rid of them […]

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Goldilocks and the Over the Couch Shelf

Once upon a time, there was a girl who was trying to put the final touches on her basement.  She came across an over the couch shelf on Houzz.com and wanted to do something like that over her couch.   Not the big storage cabinet type of shelf, which is very cool and spacious, but […]

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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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How to Stabilize Adjustable Wall Shelves

Single rail adjustable shelving is one of the cheapest options for shelving out on the market.  But if you’ve ever used single rail shelves you may have been less than impressed by the less than sturdy nature of the shelves once placed on top of the brackets.   We’ve had a module of this shelving […]

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Chalkboard Painted Baskets

Now that the basement has been officially painted from floor to ceiling, and my son has made his way safely to Dubai;  Ken and I have been trying to make some sense as to how we want to put the basement back together.  You know the dilemma.  What stays? What else needs to go? Where […]

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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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LOL Grain Sack Storage Box

A cheap card board storage box, painted with a grain sack looking stripe is the first of my  LOL (Labor of Love) storage box series.  Of course these days we all know what LOL usually means… and that is probably what most of you are doing… at me… right about now, for actually holding a […]

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Salvaged Blouse to Gift Bag

Is it necessary to DIY your own gift bag?   We DIY everything else, can’t we put a halt to things at some point after we’ve gone and hand made a gift and just before we are getting ready to wrap that gift up?  Oh… I couldn’t agree more, but I’ve made my own gift bag […]

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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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Paint Dipped Plant Tins. Free with a Can of Soup!

These paint dipped soup cans were originally shared over at Inspiration Cafe.  In case you missed it, I’m showing them off one more time because I’m guilty as charged… I like making soup and tin can projects…as in most recently with soup can centerpiece for the holidays and last spring with a tin can pin […]

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