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Great Ideas — Organization/Storage {1}

17 Apr
Transform a bathroom closet into a beautiful vanity area @ Liz Marie Blog
There are so many amazing organizing ideas in this amazing craft room @ Sew Many Ways
Make a pretty Laundry Drying Rack @ Little Lucy Lu

Turn an old window frame into a fun accessory holder @ Life. Love. Larson
Love this — Make a Framed Jewelry Wall @ Blue. Lace. House

Make a Diaper Clutch your husband will want to carry around @ See Kate Sew
Create more storage out of cement forms and a pair of old shutters @ Girl in Air
Stack wooden crates to create storage in a playroom @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
Use baseball card pages as seed starters @ Thrifty Decorating
Upcycle old formula cans into stylish kitchen storage @ 1st Lady of the House
Use a vintage crate to corral art supplies in a play room @ Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss
Turn an old mailbox into a unique storage system @ Morning by Morning Productions
Create faux built ins out of old bookcases with paint and a pretty stencil @ Windgate Lane
Make a PB tile system knock off for under $30 @ Goddess of Gifts
Make a pretty fabric-covered magnet board @ Nuestra Adventuras en Texas
Create a spring herb box on wheels @ Blissful Craziness
Cool makeup storage solution @ Liz Marie Blog
Great closet tips @ Lamb Around

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There are tons of great Easter ideas, DIY projects, refashions and sewing projects and even Chevron projects! 
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Creative Fridays:Stylish storage bins & GIVEAWAY

13 Feb

Welcome to my Creative Fridays. I am not the most organized person. In January I went through my daughters’ closets, cleaned them out and tried to make them neat. I put most of their toys in their closets but found that some of the larger items would not fit on the shelves. What to do? I went to IKEA and found these unfinished storage containers. They are quite big – 22 wide, 12 inches high, 13 inches wide. I got out my handy spray paint and went to work. Two coats of off-white paint did the trick. I found three coordinating scrapbook papers and decoupaged them onto the front panels of the containers. I used mod podge. I let it dry and then put the containers together. Now I have a place for all of those big Littlest Petshop houses, Pony castles, and My Twinn Doll tents and accessories. I finished them off by printing out some pictures of Ella and attached the pictures to some scrapbook frames using Gorilla Glue.
I added the wheels so she can push the containers around her room while she’s playing or into her sister’s room for play dates. I used Gorilla Glue to attach the wheels to the carts.

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Thrifty Tuesdays: Storage Solutions

3 Feb

Do your kids come home from school and throw their backpacks, boots and coats everywhere? This was my problem for the past 6 years. I had hooks in my long, skinny laundry room but I was always climbing over everyone’s backpacks and boots to do my laundry. I tried to have the kids leave their gear in the garage but it kept trickling into the house.

I really wanted to find a way to make lockers, but couldn’t find a space big enough. I finally came up with a plan. In my laundry room there was a wide closet with double doors that stored all of my cleaning supplies and vacuum. I moved the cleaning supplies and vacuum to another space and took out the doors of the closet and all of the shelves. We then arched the top of the space so it would look more built in.

I then tried to come up with a plan for the lockers. I looked into custom cabinets, but they were so EXPENSIVE. I fell in love with these lockers from Pottery Barn.

The only problem was they were going to cost me almost $2,000 and they were a little too wide for my space. After searching everywhere, I came upon some similar lockers from JCPenney.com.

They ended up costing me $400 with free shipping. So, until I have a budget for custom cabinets, this is my thrifty solution to all of the stuff my kids drag home from school! My lockers are no longer sold, but these are pretty similar and are also a good deal:

And someday, maybe I will be able to create something like these:















{This is my favorite one!}

So how do you organize all of your winter gear?

Have a Thrifty Tuesday!
–Jen

PS – if you want a really cute, thrifty purse project — go on over to Quincy Cottage for the idea!