While on the hunt for creative ways to store more, I found 20 brilliant ways to add built-in beauty AND storage to your home. You can see some above, but there’s plenty more in this curated collection of storage ideas that I put together for you. Enjoy.
Mother’s Day is this weekend! Have you decided how to show her your appreciation and love?! I did! My mother is a professional artist. She creates amazing paintings that inspire others and brighten their homes. For Mother’s Day I wanted to brighten her studio with these art utensil holders. I call them “Creative Blocks.” (Or maybe they should be Creative Unblocks. LOL.)
They were easy and fun to make and certainly a project that you can customize to meet your needs. And best of all, the kiddies can help with the painting step! [Read more...]
Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week, but better yet I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
I have a fun little multi-purpose project for you today. I’m going to show you how to make this adorable little picket fence planter basket. You can use it as a planter. You can use it as a fun home décor item or you can fill it with glass beads or rocks and use it as a pencil caddy! Don’t you love versatility?
Best of all, the materials are inexpensive. The fence border section was under $5! And you can use leftover paint if you want. Or you can try out Valspar’s new emerald color. I’ve been seeing that color pop up all over the design world. (Lowe’s provided me with a gift card to give that new Valspar paint color a whirl.) [Read more...]
Do your kids want to build and paint just like you? This project a great beginner build for young ones who want to get in there and make something to call their own. And once they’re done building they can paint it too!
Or give the build as a unique personalized gift for that artsy friend who loves to paint:
Attach a cute gift tag (download my tag free from here) and include some fun acrylic paint colors and brushes:
This project is super kid friendly, I tested it at my 6 year old daughter’s birthday party and all the girls absolutely loved building their own project . We used kid sized drills (like these kid sized drills) and they truly enjoyed painting their bookends: [Read more...]
Jacque, my wife, and the other half of The DIY Village has been kindly reminding me that I promised to make her a decorative shelf for our downstairs half bathroom. She only had a few requests. She asked that I incorporate crown molding into the shelf, along with some hardware to hang hand towels. As luck would have it, she found some scrap wood and crown molding that I had left over from a recent project! Since I already had the materials, I couldn’t find a good excuse to put the project off any longer! So I set out to make a decorative shelf with crown molding!
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
- Miter Saw
- Kreg Crown Pro
- Kreg Jig
- Kreg 1-1/4″ Coarse Thread Screws
- Finish Nailer
- 1-1/4″ Finish Nails
- Construction Adhesive
- Caulk Gun
- Latex Caulk
- Tape Measure
- 2- 1x6x4 Pine Boards
- 1- 5′ Piece of Crown Molding
- 3- Wheel Handles
- 1″ Wood Screws
- Primer and Paint
The easy part of this project was constructing the actual shelving unit. [Read more...]