Wood Trellis Clip Board w/ Wire Accent

The garden center in the spring time is one of my favorite places to go. The outdoor bird feeders, planters and live plants bring hope for warm weather and some fun outdoor living. I like to wonder the isles looking for items to use in unique ways.Today I am sharing how I made this simple…

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Upcycle a Baby Crib

Do you have a baby crib hanging around from the days of “no sleep”? Well, we had two! For some reason I couldn’t get rid of one of them – maybe I was holding onto it for sentimental reasons even though neither of our kids really used them much. (we were those parents that slept…

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Wreath Storage Bar

After I posted the curtain panel board (here), I got a request for more pictures of the wreath storage rod.  Since my photography skills are still at a minimum, I haven’t figured out how to photograph straight into a sunny window but you can get the general idea of the wreath storage bar. My craft…

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Mismatch Wall Hooks for the Foyer

All our jackets and bags need a new home. Expecting the boys to hang up their coats with a hanger in a closet is a little unrealistic here at our house (I feel like I have said that in a post before). Using only two pieces of wood and all the hooks I could find,…

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Foyer Storage for Shoes, Bags and Keys

When I want my family to put their own things away – it’s got to be pretty convenient for them or they won’t do it. How hard can it be to throw shoes in a wooden box? It worked for a while but my kids’ shoe sizes change so often that our shoes piled up…

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Homework Room

This room isn’t a beautiful place but I created it to help keep us organized this school year. I have been using this dining area as my own office and craft room. The kids were doing homework at the kitchen table last year but it wasn’t working out great. Once we were ready for dinner –…

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Small Laundry Room – making more space

Since we moved here a year ago – I have had trouble moving around in my laundry room. Mostly because the doors on the front loaders were backwards. The dryer and washer doors were both hinged on the left. The plugs and vents kept me from switching them around. When I purchased the set –…

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Bill Pay Board

Keeping our bills organized is my job these days. So I made this easy bill organizing board to help me out. It is a tall skinny cork~chalkboard that hangs inside the coat closet. I had these round cork boards that I bought for $1 at Job Lots last year. They had a super ugly pattern…

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New Display Wall with Function

We have only one wall in our kitchen to hang things on. It is also the entrance area to the garage.  So we keep our keys there along with kids homework and random items we need to be quick at hand. I wanted it to look nice but still hold all our “stuff”. …

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Personalized Message Centers

If you have a large wall in a kitchen or mudroom.   This is a great way to add function and beauty… This is a message board that I custom made for a family with the most beautiful home. It hangs on a large wall in the kitchen.  You can see the kitchen island in…

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Organize with Pallets

Several years ago I made this desk with book shelves attached. I don’t store books on the shelving anymore because it has become my own desk in my office. It holds lots of junk…. (picture cd’s, tape measures, notepads…etc.) Here is what it looks like on a normal basis: Hodge Podge… Sometimes the things I store…

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