DIY Friday – Candy Corn Bottles

DIY Friday – Candy Corn Bottles

I’ve been so caught up with planning for Thanksgiving that I’d forgotten to post about a DIY I did for Halloween. So for today’s DIY Friday here’s a quick and easy project found on Pinterest from blogger Marji over in Ashbee Design. She had gotten the idea from another and then enhanced on it. 

Here is my version with tutorial of recycling bottles into Candy Corn Decor. 

   
    
    
 
It’s really that easy!! It didn’t take much time at all. Just waiting for the paint to dry. I let the white paint dry overnight only because I got distracted doing other things around the house but this could’ve easily been done in half a day {if your a perfectionist like me giving it a couple extra coats will take longer}!!

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Quick & Easy – Vinyl Organization

Quick & Easy – Vinyl Organization

Happy Monday Lovelies!!

Today I’m sharing with you a project I was working on this weekend to clean up, little by little, the clutter in my office/craft room.

I’m still fairly new to VINYLing ( I don’t even know if that’s the correct usage for that word, but go with me on it) and though I don’t have very many sheets/rolls, I found the few that I did have weren’t ever all in the same place. So every time I went looking for one I couldn’t find it. I needed to create a “home” for them. As I was searching for my vinyls, I saw my CAN collection and thought out loud, “here is a good use for these!”

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I grabbed quite a few and made sure they were all the same size. Then I spray painted them a glossy white with primer all in one.

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After a few coats and letting it dry, I added a little bling to them {what else is new?!} since I had a ton of glitter tape in a variety of colors. I wanted to color code my cans to match my vinyls as best as I could. WICKED CUTE!! No?!?!

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Then I stuck them all together with a hot glue gun. As you see there are some extra cans there that for now I didn’t need, but I figured I’d find more rolls of vinyl in my messy office at some point and then I can just add to these.

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I was going to keep them lying down like this until I realized that the cans were too short for the long rolls I had and would just slide out, so I stood them up instead.

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What do you guys think?!? It only took 10 minutes to make, not including the painting and drying time. How do you organize your vinyls? Any other ideas/uses for recycling cans?

Laundry Room: A Mini-Makeover Reveal

Laundry Room: A Mini-Makeover Reveal

Hope you all are as excited as I am about my Mini Makeover Laundry Room Reveal……I’m ecstatic about sharing with you all in my chaos of this project that I had mentioned on Saturday’s – Sneak Peak post!!! YAAAAAYYYYY! Though it was only a mini makeover, I hope someday soon to finish my plans and ideas for the space in the very near future, but all good things take time.

I have been dying to get some sense of organization in this space and it would drive me nuts that I had to have everything on top of the dryer (in reach) because the shelves in here were simply too high for lil’ me. They may have worked for the previous owner of the home but not so much for me. Though I know I’ll need to make good use of this space even if I can’t reach things without a little help but at least for the laundry detergents and items I use often, I can have the space to make those within my reach.

 

 

READY?????………………..trumpets & drum roll please……………………………………………………….

 

 

 

…………………………………… TA DA!!!!

 

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Target & the Container Store (my 2 fav places to shop/get inspired). Here are some links to where you can find these things.

Elfa Easy Hang (white components) \\ Elfa Decor White Shelf and Drawer w/ frame \\ Devine Color by Valspar – Petal (Paint) \\ Devine Color Silver Dust \\ Drydex Spackle Kit \\ Baskets were already on hand and bought from the Christmas Tree Shop, I believe.

 

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A better look at the sparkly paint! It’s very subtle but lovely to look at. You can see it right where the flash hit it.

I’ve only purchased bits and pieces of the shelves that I need for this space, and will be adding more as I go along the next few months. Here are a few inspirational ideas that I’m hoping to add to this little room/closet.

 

 

How do you all like it? Any other organizational ideas you love and could share for your laundry rooms??

Sneak Peak Saturdays – Laundry Room Upgrade

Sneak Peak Saturdays – Laundry Room Upgrade

Hi Lovelies!! 🙂

I know its been a long while since I’ve done any posting (SHOCKER!! But I’m seriously working on getting better….. I SWEAR!!). My full time job is always hectic INSANE this time of year, with barely any time for my husband let alone the blog-iverse (blog universe) and myself for that matter. So how can I make it up to you all?!?!? Why, with a mini-renovation with before & after pictures, of course!!! 🙂

Here is a quick look at this project for my segment, Sneak Peak Saturdays, this month. For those of you new to my blog, I try (keyword “TRY”) to post glimpses of a project (usually a large/major project or DIY) once a month in this segment I like to call SNEAK PEAK SATURDAYS……catchy huh?!?! Then later that week I’d post about the full reveal of said project.

So here goes……this months Sneak Peak!


 

This line of products can be found only at Target! I fell in love with their color choices and I thought I’d add a little bling glitter to the paint of course! It’s very subtle and you can only see it when the light hits it at certain angles. So since I’ll be the one looking at this space everyday then I figured go bold and glittery 😋


My laundry room is actually a laundry closet inside my half bathroom. So painting this small space will be easy but spackling has become the challenge.

Stay tuned for the reveal……

DIY Friday – Sand Dollar & Burlap Vase

DIY Friday – Sand Dollar & Burlap Vase

After my wedding a little over a year ago, not many people had taken home these lovely centerpieces…………

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they were all paid for through the florist and not rented or borrowed from our venue. We have been keeping them in our Office/Craft room ever since then. SOOOOO what to do with all these vases?!?!?! I (of course) searched Pinterest for ideas and inspiration, and felt a bit overwhelmed not knowing where in the house I could put it and find a home for, but I realized I didn’t need to make them all the same or use them all at once. I could make them seasonal or even get more creative and give them away as gifts. So here I go starting with one at a time……… today for DIY Friday we are doing a beach theme vase. Sand Dollar & Burlap!

As you can see I have 3 different sizes and plenty of each of them, so for this one I just chose the medium size.

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I wrapped a wider burlap ribbon tightly around the vase and cut it accordingly leaving a little overlap to glue the seam; that way your not gluing all over the vase. I used E6000 industrial craft glue. This takes a bit to dry but will dry clear, and I had tied some twine a could times around it to hold the seam closed while it dried.

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Then I just simply fed the twine through the sand dollar and carefully tied it into a bow!

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And Voila!! The first of many more soon to come!

DIY Friday – Bird Feeders

DIY Friday – Bird Feeders

Happy Friday Lovelies!!

Today’s DIY Friday I made with my best friend’s twin boys whom I’m baby(big boy)sitting today. 😉

My Bestie really wanted some bird feeders for her yard, and she told me about this pic she had on her Pinterest board.

Another Pinterest project!! Hehe my favorite kind of project 🙂

So while they were away I figured to do this for her with the boys; it would be a fun thing to do with them.

We each got our own can (labels already removed and cleaned out) and carefully started painting.


  
Once we covered our cans in paint we had to wait for it to dry. So we placed them in the sun though they weren’t too happy about it but understood and they were excited to go to the park while we waited.


  
These are the semi-finished products before the bird seeds go in.


Don’t these look great?!?  These munchkins did a wonderful job!

Well, enjoy the rest of your Friday Lovelies!! Hope you enjoyed our little project 🙂

Inspiration Wednesday – Game Controllers & Remote Storage

Inspiration Wednesday – Game Controllers & Remote Storage

My husband likes to unwind from a hectic workday with Video Games…….which I have no problem with except for the fact that he has every gaming system under the sun and a bazillion controllers. What to do with all this clutter?!?!?! I feel like I need to tackle the clutter in my house little by little and this is a great area to start as its where we spend the most of our day.

I saw something on one of my favorite blogger‘s page that gave me a little inspiration to clear some of the clutter on my living room side table (this is where all the remotes and controllers end up). To be honest, I’m not always an organized person but I really try to be have a hard time committing to it. I’m horrible with sticking to routine (it bores me doing the same thing day in and day out (I like to just go with it, but there are certain things like this that the mantra doesn’t apply to)). There also isn’t enough time in the day, doesn’t that always seem to be the case?!?! Here I go rambling on again……. soooooo THIS is the post that has gotten me inspired to get a handle on my mini cluttered table.

Isn’t it cute and classy chic??!! She is awesome! I bought the acrylic desktop organizer and leg hardware on Amazon. I contemplated keeping the color as is but I have been on a GOLD kick lately and spray painted mine in a different gold tone than on here…….and voila!!

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He has quite a few controllers so not all of them will fit in here but they have their own charging docks which are also on the side table.

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We’ll see if this works out for us……but if not I can already think of a few other spots this would look great in 😉

Are you having a similar problem??? Here are a few other inspirational ideas from Pinterest (of course)!!

Let me know of your clutter organization challenges………… any tips/ideas for me??