Kitchen Cabinet Door Magnetic Chalkboard Message Center

Kitchen Cabinet Door Magnetic Chalkboard Message Center

Since kitchen cabinets are frequently used and centrally located they are a perfect spot for message boards. With the array of specialty paints on the market, converting the inside of a kitchen cabinet door to magnetic message board is an easy and simple project that can be completed within a few hours. They are conveniently located, easily accessible and when the door is shut, all the jumble is tucked away and out of sight. Ironically our little guy never took a bottle when he was an infant so it has been a new experience for us mixing Continue reading

XL Vinyl for the Sensory Playroom {by Accent Studios}

XL Vinyl for the Sensory Playroom {by Accent Studios}

It seems like I have been working on this sensory playroom for my little guy for quite some time as the last update I gave was when the furniture and equipment arrived last September. The truth is there are a lot of little odds and ends still on the to-do that have been put aside. I did recently check one of those off though with this huge vinyl monogram from Accent Studios. When I painted and stenciled the room I did a white on white design as I knew the furniture was bursting with lots of color. Once we had things in place the large focal Continue reading

Organizing the Front Entry Coat Closet

Organizing the Front Entry Coat Closet

After painting the entry way closet {here} I was half tempted to leave it empty as I just love the new stenciled trellis design ~ however I quickly reconsidered after seeing the things that tend to accumulate at our front door just within a few days. So the 'stuff' had to go back inside. The Restoration Hardware Inspired Baskets {here} worked perfectly on the top shelf to hold mittens, gloves, winter hats, and scarves. I also added a large white ceramic bowl for our sunglasses. A tall bucket vase, tucked away in the corner, Continue reading

Stenciled Trellis Design Closet – {Using Tone on Tone Mythic® Paints}

Stenciled Trellis Design Closet – {Using Tone on Tone Mythic® Paints}

After building the shelves for the entry way closet {found here}, the entire thing was in desperate need of a new paint job. I have tried to spruce up this boring closet before however this time I wanted to add a little extra pizzazz to this space. {I know it's just a closet but I actually open it up and look at it each day when I leave or enter the house - It deserves to be pretty too!} As a continued effort to make my house paint a little safer, I used the trusty Mythic® Brand - Mythic® Paint is a true non-toxic, ultra low odor paint Continue reading

How to Build an Easy Shoe Shelf for Your Closet {Closet Organization}

How to Build an Easy Shoe Shelf for Your Closet {Closet Organization}

A couple of weeks ago I shared two Saturday inspiration posts on Small Entryway & Foyer Ideas and Mudrooms & Entryway Ideas and Inspiration. While I love the idea of a complete separate mudroom - we are blessed with a smaller entryway foyer along with a coat closet.In an attempt to make the most of the space I decided to start with the coat closet and address one of the biggest problems - the floor space. I have tried a few different shoe organizers in the past with no luck finding one that would hold the various sized shoes we have. Continue reading

The Breakfast Bar is Painted {plus a little information on VOC’s}

The Breakfast Bar is Painted {plus a little information on VOC’s}

I finished painting the breakfast bar this weekend and checked off another to-do for the living room. Why is it when you give something a fresh coat of bright white you immediately feel the need to go around your house and re-paint every inch of molding and trim since it now appears to be dingy in comparison...talk about instant motivation I did manage to stay on track and only focus on the living room; though I will definitely be re-painting the rest of the molding woodwork on the first floor as I work my way around the rooms in the next Continue reading

Make Your Own Bay Window Curtain Rod {Window Treatments for our Bay Windows}

Make Your Own Bay Window Curtain Rod {Window Treatments for our Bay Windows}

I can not tell you how long it has taken me to decide what to do with this bay window. They seem like a neat feature to have but there are slim pickings’ when it comes time to dress them up. When we first moved in white wooden blinds were ordered and installed and then it sat like this... until finally this week. Since our little guy is highly sensitive to light it was important to find a window treatment that darkened the room just a bit but still provided some filtered light so I would not go completely insane from the darkness. I Continue reading

DIY Under Cabinet Lazy Susan {Rotating Organizer Stand}

DIY Under Cabinet Lazy Susan {Rotating Organizer Stand}

Like many, I find the storage space I do have quickly fills up; no matter how much I seem to have, I always seem to never have enough. In an effort to maximize the storage space underneath my little guys bath vanity, I put together this simple lazy susan using just a couple purchased supplies and few items around the house. I love the fact that the double tier fills the open space in the tall base cabinets which is usually left unused. The finished project actually turned out cuter than expected and can be used for a multitude of purposes {such Continue reading

Bye Bye Brass ~ Hello Satin Nickel Moon Pulls {Bath Hardware}

Bye Bye Brass ~ Hello Satin Nickel Moon Pulls {Bath Hardware}

My little guy’s bath is still a work in progress that is slowly, but surely, getting closer to being done. Our new hardware arrived so it was time to say goodbye to the brass. I decided to replace all the small brass knobs with a combination of satin nickel pulls and knobs. Satin Nickel Moon Pulls from Rockler were used on the drawers and Grand Avenue Satin Nickel Rimmed Knobs {also from Rockler} were used on cabinets. If you have never added knobs or pulls to your cabinets or drawers before, I just want to tell you it is a very easy update Continue reading

Do it Yourself Drawer Organizers {DIY Kitchen Organization}

Do it Yourself Drawer Organizers {DIY Kitchen Organization}

I have two drawers in my kitchen that drive me crazy; the two that hold all the larger utensils and cooking gadgets. I have yet to find an organizer large enough to keep spatulas, spoons, and can openers in line. A trip to the hardware store, a couple pieces of wood and some amazing glue... and you can say hello to organized bliss. Each divider was made with 1/4 inch {thick} Poplar Boards. Poplar is a versatile wood that is easy to work with and glue plus its ideal for cabinetry and furniture. I used 3 inch {width} boards as they were the Continue reading