For some reason or another I'm obsessed with contact paper. Maybe it's because it's an easy way to transform objects, walls, anything really. It might be because shelf liner is cheap, or maybe it's the renter in me that loves how temporary it is. Whatever the case, it's a fact that I love vinyl. And it's a fact that I love to DIY, which is how this customized vinyl wall decal came to be.
Organization is not my strong suit. Of course, I enjoy being organized, but somehow I never quite get there. So, I thought a new calendar might help to keep my schedule in order. I wanted to make one that I could reuse each month to keep track of my projects and appointments, so I decided to make a perpetual chalkboard version. And then? I stumbled upon the miracle of clear chalkboard paint... and the rest is, well, my own DIY perpetual...
Organization: you either love it or hate it. No matter your stance, having a good system of organizing is the key to a clean, calm living space. And who doesn't want that? We've rounded up our favorite organization tips and DIY projects to help turn your home into the oasis it should be.What are your favorite organization tips? Let us know in the comments!
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Like many bloggers and freelancers, my laptop is my life! So having a cushioned laptop sleeve to protect it is really important whenever I travel with it. My boring foam laptop sleeve just needed an upgrade to feel more personalized, so I figured out this fun way to add some bold, graphic lettering to the front to really make it pop.
After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I find myself going into this weird funk. Our home felt like it was going to burst at the seams with all the stuff we had accumulated. The last couple weeks I've been on major purge mode to help get things feeling peaceful once more. Plus it doesn't hurt to be more organized! This simple project is all about making life easier when it comes to rearranging the home. And all it takes is...
I love the look of different shaped vases and planters, but they can be hard to find or a little too expensive for my wallet. This clay planter looks like concrete and the cone shape adds a cool & modern touch!
August is back to school month, which means pencil and binder shopping for the kiddos. But what about the adults? You can get in on the fun of back to school too, without having to step foot into a classroom. This list of awesome office supplies and accessories will have you inspired in no time. Your office is the new classroom with the cool picks from this list.
Whenever I get a new desk, I inevitably end up with these dilemmas: 1. There isn't enough space up top to display everything. 2. I don't want to hide my stuff in the drawers. 3. The surface CANNOT stay organized.
This DIY desk might be the solution to my problems!
Is the idea of a furniture makeover daunting to you? Do you live to DIY? Or would you rather just buy? Sometimes when I see a piece of furniture on a curb or at a thrift store, it looks like it's in too bad of shape to make it over, but this before and after is proof that a little elbow grease works! I especially love the deco design up top!
It's the new year! That means it's time for new office supplies. (That's MY rule!) Save a few bucks by updating the stationery you have rather than buy all new stuff. This quick makeover will help you stick with your resolutions in the office!
I'm a list maker. However, I make those lists all over my house with little post-it notes everywhere. I'm aiming to be a bit more goal-oriented and organized in the new year, and I'm thinking these printable goal sheets will help us all on our way!
If your home is seriously lacking in the bulletin board area, have a seat next to me. I don't LOVE the look of cork board so I don't really have it in my house much. This leads to lots of paper goods and other inspiration being strewn atop my desk. I'm sure things could be a bit more organized with this simple tutorial for patterned bulletin boards!
A few years ago, I purchased from white porcelain animal pushpins for my office. To date, they're my favorite piece of mini decor in that room. One recently broke, so I was elated when I came upon this tutorial to create your own!
Who says storage has to be ugly? These plain boxes got a glam makeover and are a sight to see when storing papers and other odds and ends in the office!
When you're tight on space, sometimes the room you do have needs to pull double duty, like in the case of this office-turned-guestroom!
We're excited to share an exclusive makeover with you today! You may remember Alexandra Hedin and her fresh and colorful style from her week of inspiring guest posts last spring. Since then, she's been busy giving her basement laundry room a bright, cheery, and oh-so-functional makeover. Read on to check out the new space and get some behind-the-scenes details!
I've been teasing you all month long and the time has finally come for my big office makeover reveal! Are you ready for this?!? I sure hope so.
Last week, I shared some of the inspiring spaces, colors, and artwork behind our office makeover, as well as the paint colors we decided on. You may even remember talk of some neon pink desk legs being thrown into the mix. Well, I wasn't lying!
I love this creative DIY solution for keeping small office and craft supplies available and within reach! It's especially useful for small spaces or work surfaces, don't you think?
Oh hey, remember this? My super gross office? Yeah, that bad boy is getting a makeover no matter which way you look at it. Since I'm a visual person and a planner, inspiration boards are a must! Check out my color choices and product picks -- and the spaces and artwork that inspired them -- below!