I don't know about you, but I'll take all the help I can get in the organization department. And the refrigerator seemed like the perfect place for an organizational hub - the kitchen is where people tend to congregate, so it's the most logical place to keep lists, cards, etc. Click through to check out my full tutorial.
For most of us the entryway or mudroom is the first insight that guests have into our homes. While many choose function over form, there is no reason you can't have both.
As wonderfully functional as scotch tape is, it just doesn't do it for me in the aesthetic department. It didn't do much for Landee either, so she came up with her own solution to displaying calendars and child art.
A little turquoise spray paint, some brass hooks (for feet) and an old kitchen grater makes for a kitschy and cool earring holder. Unconventional, yes, but we LOVE unconventional earring/jewelry holders here at Curbly. A perusual into our coffers is evidence of such.
The lamp/earring holder, whis is totally diyable:
Anyone who lives near a university or remembers their own college days can attest to the massive amounts of furniture that sit curbside during early summer. I happen to live near one of the country's biggest, which possesses a huge post-graduate population, and thus lots of transitions year round. On any given week, you can expect to find an entire room's worth of furnishing within a few blocks.
Of course, most of it is trashed and cheap laminate covered particleboard, but every once in a while, there are the gems. I found this foldable outdoor table (and the mirror in the photo next to it!) atop a pile of trashbags...with the price tag still on. It was a tiny bit bent, but no worries...I had other plans.
Maybe you have an old crib collecting dust, or maybe you see them all the time at tag sales. Whichever, this is a great way to give them new purpose: Turn them into office organizers.
To get your project started you’ll need:
an old crib spring
a metal saw
1" x 2" (These are needed if you are going to make your own frame, however, you could just as easily get your hands on an old, flat wooden frame and use that instead.)
I cringe everytime I put a cereal box in the recycling bin. Sure, it's better than tossing it in the trash, but there's such stiff yet pliable material in my hands, yet at that moment, I'm not clever enough to come up with a project for its re-use. Luckily, someone else is (though I bet it wasn't the mogul herself)...
- Large, sturdy cereal box
- Craft knife
- Straight edge
- Decorative paper
- Spray adhesive
Simply cut the box to...