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2019 is already shaping up to be the year of organizing DIYS over here! With that being said, I thought it was about time to organize my glasses collection because I have a bad habit of laying them all around the house… which leads me to spending time everyday trying to remember where I last had them. Really, it’s a problem. The open shelving of this DIY Rainbow Circle Shelf not only helps me see all my glasses at once, but it’s a great reminder to not just set them down as I please. With a few screws and a bit of paint, you can have your own storage solution too! Here’s how: Continue reading…
Well, I finally decided to get my act together and organize my craft supplies. Boxes of clutter just weren’t cutting it anymore. There’s just something about visually seeing everything as a whole that makes it easier to keep everything in it’s place. At least that’s what I’m telling myself so I can keep this rainbow pegboard up in my studio. Because what day isn’t made better by a rainbow?!
This is another fun project I did for the West Elm blog AND it’s a tinnyyy sneak peek inside my studio. I’ll have the full reveal for you next week (OMG FINALLY), but for now, here’s how to give your supplies a colorful and organized home!
Happy Monday all! Today is a fun day because I finally get to reveal what I’ve been working on over here for the last month… my office makeover! If you’ve been a reader for a while, you might remember the office makeover I did last year. Almost immediately after hitting publish on that post, that space become one giant hot mess. I mean stuff was so all over the place that I sometimes found it hard to walk to my chair in the morning. Yikes.
After really evaluating what was happening, it came down to the fact that nothing had a designated place. Because I didn’t have storage for any of my craft supplies, I ended up just putting them wherever there was room (aka stuffed in the closet), which as you can image, is not a great system for staying organized.
So, I teamed up with Snapfish to get my office into shape! Not only are the steps I took totally diy-able, but they’re affordable and super easy. Let’s get to it:
For smaller and frequently used items, like scissors and paint brushes, I used mason jars and a simple shelf from Ikea. This way, everything is in eye sight and easily grab-able.
Remember that mousepad?! If not, you can grab the diy right here.
To make the room feel larger, I swapped out the partially painted wall for floral wallpaper. Another way I organized my space was by making these colorful storage boxes. The DIY is easy peasy: Continue reading…
Okay, so hopefully I’m not alone here, but I have a nasty habit of leaving my jewelry wherever I am when I take it off. And trust me, they’ve ended up in the most unusual places (ie the fridge). Instead of losing yet another pair of earrings, I thought I’d give a basic craft store box a quick makeover so I have a designated place to put my jewelry. It only takes ten minutes to this project, but the results are so nice! Here’s how:
Because the wood on these boxes is so soft, you don’t really even need an electric drill. You can use a hammer and nail to create the hole, or even use a small hand drill. Just be sure you are creating a hole the same size as your screw. And if you have no intentions of ever reusing your knob, you can always use E-6000 glue. My knobs are from School House Electric here in Portland!
Find the center of your box and drill a hole. Paint however you like. I decided to just paint the lid one color, while adding another pop of hidden color on the inside. Once your paint is dry, screw your hardware into place and you’re done!
For longtime use, you should seal with a polyurethane sealer.
Easy enough, don’t you think?! I can’t wait to make different versions of this project for holiday gifts this year. And if you’re into crystals more than hardware, be sure to check out my girl Amy’s diy!
PS you can find the books I used in this shoot here, here, and here.