Simple Wire Scarf Hanger

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I’ve heard it said that a scarf is a woman’s ultimate accessory. Why not turn those pretties into accessories for your home as well with this scarf hanger tutorial from Caitlin of Merrythought. Caitlin shares at Poppytalk how to bend wire with pliers to form this simple, yet lovely scarf hanger that’s embellished with a [...Read More]

Dice Storage Ottoman Makeover

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Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she refabbed a thrift store storage cube with a fun dice design. Morena used chalk paint, so there was no need for sanding or priming. She simply painted the wood cube and then glued on wood circles. I can’t think of a more perfect place to [...Read More]

Tame Paper Clutter with Linen Pin Boards

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Kris from Driven by Décor had been eyeing Restoration Hardware’s linen pin boards and knew they’d be the answer to her organizing dreams. However, RH’s boards hardly fit her budget or her kitchen wall and its awkwardly placed light switch. Kris turned to DIY and made her own trio of boards using barn wood frames, corkboard, and fabric. They are perfect for taming coupons, invitations, magazine clippings, and all the other papers that like to clutter counters and desks!

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Teen Calendar and Command Center

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Cassie from Hi Sugarplum wanted to create a command center to help her son keep track of his increasingly busy schedule and social life. It wasn’t hard for Cassie to make a DIY version that came in far cheaper than PB Teen’s expensive tile board sets. Cassie says it was surprisingly simple to make and would also be great for a an entire family since the panels can easily be customized to fit your needs.

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Frame to Dry Erase Calendar

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Over at The Knock-Off Crafter you can see how easy it is to repurpose a frame into a dry erase calendar. The crafty gal behind this project used editing software to create her calendar and then had it printed at Staples for an inexpensive yet quality print. That’s the most time consuming part, and guess what it’s already been done for you. Booyah! From there it only takes minutes to pop it into your frame and get yourself organized.

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Simple Toy Box with Safety Lid

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With the help of Ana White’s plans, Jaime from That’s My Letter built this simple, modern toy box with inset sides and a personalized lid. And let me just say this baby covers all the bases when it comes to safety with a child safe closure that holds its position and a cut-out in front so no little fingers get pinched!  The lumber and hardware cost less than half of the retail price, making this DIY version a beautiful and budget-friendly option.

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Keep Toys Tidy with Cube Bookshelves

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With a generously-sized closet and no need for a dresser, Hillary from The Friendly Home had plenty of space for furniture in her daughter’s bedroom. She already had a set of bookcases. Unfortunately, they happened to be “cheap, ugly, and “not very sturdy” bookcases that Hillary was more than eager to replace. She said goodbye to the laminate shelving and built a pair of solid wood cubby shelves following plans from Ana White. Hillary loves how the cube design keeps book standing up and allows for hidden storage so everything looks neat and tidy.

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Card Catalog Craft Room Storage

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ChiWei from One Dog Woof has always loved the idea of having lots of little drawers to store all those bits and pieces of craft supplies she owns. When a card catalog came up on Craigslist at a reasonable price, ChiWei jumped on it, or rather, had her husband jump on it to ensure she became the proud new owner. ChiWei and her helpful hubby cut the original piece in half to create two consoles, built a new top for one of the pieces, and then gave them a fresh coat of paint. Now instead of one old broken down card catalog, ChiWei has two console tables to hold all of her goodies and plenty of room on top for display!

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