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Chalkboard paint is such a fun addition to many different types of projects. You can turn anything into an ever-changeable work of art, or use it to label different items throughout your home. Here is a collection of 32 Creative Projects using Chalkboard Paint that you could create for your home or as a fun and personalized gift! Check them out and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Check out this Message Board for the Mudroom! It’s a great place to drop things on your way in or leave letters to go out to the mailbox.

 

Chalkboard Paint Projects - Spice Jar RackPaint a Dated Thrift Store Spice Rack to make your spices easy to find.

 

chalkboard painted projects - candy jar lidsLabel your cookie or candy jars with chalkboard paint to keep them cute and modern.

 

chalkboard paint projects - gift tagsCreate these amazing Gift Wrap chalkboard paint tags to customize your gift-giving.

 

chalkboard paint projects - customizable bin tags Make Customizable chalkboard paint tags for whatever you need to organize.

 

chalkboard paint projects - chalkboard coffee table

How fun if you painted your coffee table with chalkboard paint. Then you can write personalized messages on your coffee table.

 

chalkboard paint projects diy painted chair personalizedPlanning a chair makeover? Add some chalkboard paint to the back for personalization.

 

chalkboard paint bucketPaint a simple bucket and change the message to match any seasonal decor.

 

chalkboard paint with doodle curl white paint penChristmas ornaments coated in chalkboard paint can be decorated with chalk pens.

 

chalkboard paint buckets for gift givingCreate amazing hostess gifts by adding chalkboard paint to metal buckets.

 

chalkboard paint projects create a smooth wallLearn how to make a Smooth Chalkboard Wall anywhere in your house with this tutorial.

 

chalkboard paint vertical wall mounted deskCover a desk with chalkboard paint for a great note-taking surface.

 

chalkboard paint projects - create a fireplace draft stopperMake a fireplace draft stopper with insulation and chalkboard paint.

 

chalkboard paint projects - diy marble toss with keeping scoreMake a Marble Toss Game with a Chalkboard Paint Scoreboard.

 

chalkboard paint projects - chalkboard mugsCreate Chalkboard Painted Mugs for a favor at your next party.

 

chalkboard projects - diy rustic chalkboardAdd a huge DIY Chalkboard for your home and decorate it for all seasons.

 

chalkboard paint projects - diy clock signThis DIY Clock Sign is a fun way to use some chalkboard paint.

 

chalkboard paint projects for christmas signUse green chalkboard paint to make a count down sign.

 

chalkboard paint projects - upcycle frame into magnetic chalkboard artMake a magnetic chalkboard frame from an upcycled wooden frame.

 

chalkboard paint project - upcycled cabinet door to chalkboard artUpcycle a cabinet door into quote art by following this tutorial.

 

chalkboard paint projects - decorated chalkboard washi clipboardCreate Decorated Chalkboard Clipboards using chalkboard paint and washi tape.

 

Chalkboard Paint Projects - Mini Makeover for a book display shelf

Makeover a bookshelf so kids can leave each other book reviews.

 

chalkboard paint projects - pantry drawer labelsBuild pull out drawers for your pantry and use chalkboard paint to label them.

 

chalkboard paint project Wooden party banner Create this amazing Wooden Party Banner with wood and chalkboard paint for your next party.

 

chalkboard paint project - chalkboard seasonal artAdd some seasonal Chalkboard Art to decorate your home this fall.

 

chalkboard paint projects - how to make colored chalkboard paintLearn how to make Colored Chalkboard Paint.

 

chalkboard paint projects - chalkboard calendar for refrigeratorCreate a Chalkboard Calendar for your refrigerator and stay super organized all year.

 

chalkboard paint project chalkboard zinc cabinet beauty shotTurn a metal chest into a Faux Zinc Chalkboard File Cabinet and customize with chalk art.

 


chalkboard paint project - ikea cutting board makeover
Make a quick Cutting Board Makeover with blue chalkboard paint.

 

chalkboard paint project - rustic wall organization box Build an awesome Rustic Chalkboard Wall Organizer.

 

chalkboard paint project - chalkboard with ledgeBuild a Wall Chalkboard with a chalk ledge for the whole family to use.

 

chalkboard paint project - diy chalkboard wall calendar Create a DIY Wall Calendar with chalkboard paint and stay on task daily.

 

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Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

~Find more of Sheri’s projects here ~

 

 

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16 diy built in storage and shelving ideas pinterest imageBuilt in storage and shelves are a great way to create an attractive home that is as functional as it is beautiful. Built-ins maximize the space you can use in your home and make it easier to keep organized and clutter free. Here is a collection of 16 DIY Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas to help you come up with ways you can upgrade your home this year with built in storage!

16 DIY Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas:

build a floating tv shelf

Learn to build this modern and sleek a floating TV shelf that doesn’t take up much space but offers great storage.

 

coat rack made from an old door

Add some beautiful hanging storage to your wall by building this Coat Rack made from an Old Door.

 

install scrap wood wall with built in ledgesAdd warmth, character and display space by building this Scrap Wood Wall with built-in ledges.

 

upgrade laundry room with flow wall cabinets and slat wall

Upgrade and organize your laundry or storage room with a Flow Wall cabinets and slat wall.

 

Glass Window Shelves

Add storage without sacrificing sunlight by building some Glass Window Shelves.

 

Install Rain Gutter BookshelvesOrganize kids books and keep them in view by installing these simple and functional Rain Gutter Bookshelves.

 

Industrial display shelves

Add some small decor features to your room by installing these Industrial Display Shelves.

 

 

Repurpose your space and turn a Spare Closet into a Reading Nook.

 

Build a Children's Closet Library

For a quiet kid zone, build this Children’s Closet Library to make great use of unused wall space.

 

Sports Gear Storage Shelf

Tackle your sports equipment by building this Sports Gear Storage Shelf within a small unused space.

 

Built In Storage and Shelving IdeasBuild full Chalkboard Front Storage drawers for your pantry to organize and easily find any item you need.

 

built in decorative shelf

Add some simple elegance to a room by building this Built-In Decorative Shelf.

 

shelves using corbel brackets

Take your decor up a notch by adding gorgeous Shelves Using Corbel Brackets for storage. Don’t let a tile wall stop you!

 

built in shoe shelves

Don’t search for missing shoes any longer, organize your closets by building these DIY Built-In Shoe Shelves.

 

build a wall mounted hutch

Upgrade your office or kitchen storage by building a beautiful Wall-Mounted Hutch.

 

Thvintage ruler stops for narrow pantry shelves

Make great use of small space by building these Narrow Pantry Shelves with vintage ruler stops.

 

I hope these DIY built-in storage and shelving ideas inspire you to maximize the space you have available in your home and create a more organized and clutter free space for your family to enjoy!

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Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas

Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas
Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

Built In Storage and Shelving Ideas

~Find more of Sheri’s projects here ~

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DIY Concrete Desk Organizer

Hi! It’s Sheri from Hazel + Gold, and I’m excited to share this DIY Concrete Desk Organizer tutorial with you! This organizer was born from necessity.  Do you have a jar or cup-like pen holder? Have you ever knocked it over reaching for a pen or pencil? I did this all the time!

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer- old pen jar tips over

One reason they tip is because they aren’t big enough to hold all my items. The other reason is these containers aren’t weighted enough. I knew there must be a better way and I’ve been itching to use concrete for a project. It dawned on me I should make something out of concrete to store my pens, pencils, and paintbrushes. Fellow pen and utensil tippers, want to learn how to create this awesome DIY concrete desk organizer? Then let’s do it!

Materials:

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Instructions:

Cut scrap wood to create the box mold for the organizer. A rectangle is space saving and easy to create.

Use three pieces at 8 ½” x 4 ½” and two pieces  5″ x 4 ½”.

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer - cut two pieces 5" long

The longer pieces will make the bottom and sides, while the two smaller pieces create the ends. Spread wood glue along the joints. (Wood glue holds great but allows the box to be easily removed later on.)

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer - use wood glue to assemble box mold

Use clamps to assemble and secure the mold while the glue cures.

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer - use wood glue and clamps to assemble box mold

Let the glue dry for an hour. Then your box mold is ready for casting!

Prepping Mold and Adding Concrete:

To prevent the concrete from adhering to the wood, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly on the inside of the box mold.

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer - use petroleum jelly

Collect your wine tumblers, concrete mix, water, and stir sticks. (I used large plastic cups to mix the concrete and ended up having to mix three different batches. If you have a larger container you can make one large batch.)

Mix the concrete according to the instructions on the package. You may have to do a bit of math because people typically use larger quantities of concrete and every concrete is different. I mixed it to a milkshake consistency and it came out perfect.

Pour the concrete into the mold, allowing room for the wine glasses.

Set the wine tumblers into the concrete. Make sure they are level, then use masking tape to hold them in place. Pour in more concrete until it reaches the height that you desire. Make sure the widest part of the glasses are submerged in the concrete to hold them securely.

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer - use tape to secure the tumblers in place then pour concrete around them

Remove the mold:

Once the concrete cures (mine only took one day) remove the box mold. Use a knife to pry the sections apart at the joints.

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer- use a knife to pry the wood apart

They should come apart easily.

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer- remove all sides of the mold

The sides may still look dark, but it will lighten up.

Clean up and Paint:

Clean off all the splatter marks from the glasses. Use a retractable knife to lightly scrape the residue off. Follow up with a soft cloth to clean the glasses. They should clean up easily!

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer- use retractable knife to clean off glass

Time to make it pretty! Use some masking tape to mask off a line.

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer - use masking tape to mark where to paint

Paint the bottom section (or wherever you prefer) with metallic copper paint.

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer- paint bottom section with copper paint

Add a piece of felt to the bottom to prevent your organizer from scratching the surface it sits on. 

Your modern DIY Concrete Desk Organizer is finished!

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer- finished photo in the shop

You can use it in your shop, the kitchen, your office, or anywhere you desire!

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Wait until you see the huge number of supplies it will hold without tipping over!

DIY Concrete Desk Organizer- finished photo from right side

What do you think? Would you make one of these DIY Concrete Desk Organizers? Share your thoughts in the comments below and remember to pin this image to Pinterest so no one has to suffer with tipping containers ever again!

Thanks for reading! Come on over to Hazel + Gold and say “Hi!”

Hi, I’m Sheri from Hazel + Gold Designs. Here are a few fun stats about me: I like love chocolate and peanut butter (together of course.) If you like stats, I have been crocheting for about 16 years, crafting for 20, and woodworking for about 4 years. I found a passion in making and being creative and began documenting my projects online at Hazel + Gold Designs.

When not working on projects, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Read all of Sheri’s tutorials.

~Find more of Sheri’s projects here ~

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29 Hacks to Help You Get More Organized

January is the time of year where we focus on making the next year better than the last. Often that involves new workout goals or resolutions. Other times it means getting more organized. There is something intensely motivating about being organized and saving yourself small bits of time.  With that in mind, here are 29 hacks to help you get more organized for the coming year! Learn how to make your own bins, trays, and more to complete those organizational projects! I hope this helps you start your year off on the right foot.

personalized wall shelfNot enough closet storage? Consider building a Personalized Wall Shelf for jackets, backpacks, and knick knacks.

 

Jewelry Organizer Shelf Keep your jewelry sorted and easy to find with this simple DIY Jewelry Organizer.

 

coffee serving tray mapHaving your morning coffee supplies on a tray like this Rustic Map Serving Tray keeps them looking less cluttered and easy to find even on those mornings that come a little too early.

 

DIY Rolling Storage StoolsBuild these DIY Rolling Storage Stools for extra seating and hidden storage! They can be useful in any room!

 

Ladder Display ShelvesThis rustic Ladder Display Shelf is perfect for organizing and displaying keepsakes or supplies. (Not to mention taking advantage of vertical storage.)

 

Turn a spare Closet into a Reading Nook with some under seat storage to keep your child’s room neat, organized, and adventurous!

 

DIY Produce RackMake this DIY Produce Rack to keep fruits and veggies fresh, accessible, and off your counter.

 

DIY Drawer DividersImprove the space in your bathroom drawers with these DIY Drawer Dividers.  They’d work beautifully in the kitchen as well!

 

DIY Decorative Ammo BoxMake this rustic DIY Decorative Ammo box to add a cool conversation piece to your room with bonus hidden storage inside.

 

DIY Wall BookrackEncourage those little readers by keeping kids books in sight and organized with this DIY Wall Bookrack.

 

DIY Industrial Charging Station and Lock BoxThis Industrial Charging Station and Lock Box is the perfect solution for managing devices and screen time in a busy household.

 

DIY Cell Phone Holder and Charging StationMake this DIY Cell Phone holder and Charging Station to prop up your phone and charge it as you sleep.

 

scrap wood industrial iron board rackNeed some laundry room organization? This Scrap Wood Iron Board Rack is perfect for holding those ironing items in a small space yet easy to use!

 

Galvanized Tub Storage BenchTurn a galvanized tub into a Storage Bench for your child’s room. It’s a step stool, kid bench, and hidden storage all in one.

 

DIY Library Book BoxEver lose track of library books? This DIY Library Book Box is a perfect solution to that constant struggle!

 

Rain Gutter Book StorageAnother solution for book storage would be to repurpose Rain Gutter into Bookshelves.

 

DIY TrayBuild a DIY Tray Box to keep small items corralled in one place and looking less cluttered.

 

Cordless Drill and Circular Saw StorageGarage or shop organization is crucial, and this Cordless Drill and Circular Saw Storage Center is a perfect solution for a garage workshop!

 

Rustic Box CratesBuild some Rustic Wooden Box Crates to store your paperwork, magazines, or anything you want to store out of sight.

 

Turn cardboard box into Decorative binDon’t throw it away! Turn a Cardboard Box into A Decorative Bin to store anything you like. This has to be the most economical storage solution ever.

 

Tall and Skinny Storage Cabinet
Build this Tall and Skinny Storage Cabinet to solve storage problems in a small space. Imagine the storage possibilities in a bathroom, guest room, or kitchen!

 

DIY stacking storage cubbiesGain some easy toss in and take out storage with these DIY Stacking Storage Cubbies.

 

There are so many awesome garage storage ideas in this one post, like this Outdoor Tool Organizer. Be sure to open this article to see them all!

 

Pull Out Pantry DrawersOrganize your pantry with these DIY Pull Out Drawers with Chalkboard Fronts. Now there is no excuse for your spouse putting away the groceries in the wrong spot.

 DIY Cork Jewelry HolderMake a new and unique Cork Jewelry Holder to organize all your necklaces. This little holder is perfect for the back of a door or a small spot between doorways.

 

diy cedar under bed storageBuild this Cedar Underbed Storage to make great use of that otherwise empty space.

 

Shelf Organizer made from one boardOne board is all you need to make this DIY Storage Organizer that can be used in many different ways.

 

Scrap Wood CaddyBuild a Scrap Wood Caddy for any supplies you need to keep organized and transportable. Think cleaning supplies, art & craft supplies, office supplies and much more.

 

Scrap Moulding TrayThis Scrap Moulding Tray is one way to use up those casing and trim scraps. Plus, it’s an attractive way to corral and store project supplies.

I hope this helped give you some more organization ideas! Do you have any great organizational hacks? Share them in the comments please!

If you like this post, you’ll love learning how to build this hallway storage cubes and shoe bench:

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9 Holiday Storage Hacks

Now that Christmas is over, you’re probably in one of these two camps.

  • Camp #1: Christmas is over, time to pack everything away pronto.
  • Camp #2: Christmas is over, but I want to enjoy the decorations for a while longer. I’ll put them away in the new year.

Regardless of which camp you belong to, I have several Holiday Storage Hacks to help you store the holiday items for next year!

Plastic and Foam Cups:

There will always be ornaments to pack away after the holidays. Protect them from getting crushed or breaking by storing them inside individual disposable cups. For fragile ornaments, insert a foam cup inside the larger plastic cup before placing the breakable ornament inside. This gives a nice cushion around the ornament and creates a nice even layer in the bottom of your storage bin, which is helpful for the next hack.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Lasagna Method:

Don’t just throw your ornaments in the bin. Start at the bottom of your bin and place a layer of ornaments stored in cups. (Easy to do if you use the first hack above!) Place a piece of foam over the cups and continue with a second layer of ornaments. Again, add another piece of foam, then place ornaments that lay flat or are very thin on top of that last layer of foam. They will be protected and ready to go for decorating next year.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Saran Wrap the Tree:

Artificial trees can be cumbersome and messy when store them away. To neatly pack your artificial trees use a roll of plastic wrap to secure the branches together, making it easier to carry and store. Bonus, you might actually be able to get that tree back in the box you bought it in!

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Linen Zipper Pouches:

If you have a collection of small tea lights and candles, use an old linen zippered pouch from your last blanket purchase. These are perfect for storing your tea lights, batteries, and other similar items until next year. The clear bag also lets you see exactly what’s inside.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Cardboard Light Holder:

Do your lights get tangled up by the following year? This year put an end to the frustration by cutting out a large rectangular section of cardboard (shipping boxes or cereal boxes work great.) Make a small slit on one end to hold the end plug of your light strand. Wrap the lights around the cardboard to keep them secure and organized and ready to put up next year. This hack also allows you to store the strands upright to save on space. It may take a bit of extra time now, but will save you time (and curse words) next year!

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Store Like Items Together:

I don’t know about you, but in the past my bins were filled with random holiday items. I struggled to find a particular item. To solve this issue, put similar items into one bin. Next year you’ll know exactly where all of the lights are in an instant. Label the outside of each bin to help speed through the decorating process.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Hang Wreaths:

Wreaths are large and take up a lot of bin space. To store your wreaths, put them on hangers in an extra closet. If you don’t have closet space, nail a horizontal board to the rafters in your attic or garage and hang them there.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Gift Wrap Storage:

Gift wrap rolls are long and can be difficult to store. Use a bin or basket in the corner and store your gift wrap upright. This prevents the rolls from getting crushed and they are easy to grab next time you need to wrap a present. Feel free to store birthday and other holiday wraps as well.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

Or, create this under the bed gift wrap station like Her Toolbelt made:

Bins for Gift Bags, Ribbons, & Tissue Paper:

Fold your gift bags neatly and place them inside clear storage bins. Organize by size or celebration and you’ll have a great place to go whenever you need to quickly wrap a gift. Use another bin for ribbon spools and yet another for scrap ribbons (never let those scraps go to waste.) The clear bins make it easy to grab the correct bin, no matter how last minute you’re putting the gift together.

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

There you have it! Holiday clean up doesn’t have to be stressful, just keep it organized and use these hacks to make your holiday decor last for years to come. Do you have any storage hacks for holiday decorations that you would add to this list? Please share them in the comments!