Yet more hanging bed inspiration

by Badbadivy

Yet more hanging bed inspiration

Seriously, I don't know what it is with me and hanging beds, but I want one in the worst way. Well, clearly not bad enough to actually go out and buy one, but you know how it is.  This one looks very DIYable, however, and DIYable inexpensively. It's Le Beanock by Tracie Herrtage, a former model-turned-sailmaker-turned-welder-turned extremely awesome furniture designer.

This is more couch than bed, but I think it could just as easily be made into...

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DIY this: Sofa hanger

by Badbadivy

DIY this: Sofa hanger
I hate linking to the same blog twice in two days, but I had to, yo. This sofa hanger is so cool, and a perfect solution for people who don't have the space for actual end tables. But what is SO awesome about it is how simple this would be to DIY. You wouldn't even need any major construction skills, just hammer, nails, saw, stain.

 

Casa Sugar says it would be more for people without kids or animals, but I think it actually woule be better for...

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Part 3 of 3: 21 tips to declutter your house

by Badbadivy

Part 3 of 3: 21 tips to declutter your house
Okay, so I've talked about hoarding and living in squalor. Even if you're not a hoarder or a squalor-liver, you can probably use some decluttering. Even I, who strive to live without clutter, was able to find a cluttered spot in my house to take a picture of. See above.

So what do you do to control clutter? Here are 21 tips for controlling the mess:

  1. Make decluttering a habit. Spend a certain amount of time decluttering every week.  Pick, say...

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Build your own Gypsy vardo

by Badbadivy

I like camping, but hate the outside part of it. My ideal camping experience would be with a travel trailer, except they are really expensive. I'm po', so tent camping it is. Until I was readling my friend Nina's LJ, she linked to this woman who built her own Gypsy vardo. Now this is traveling in style, my friends. Check it:

 

Build your own Gypsy vardo

The one on the left is hers, I believe the one on the right belongs to her brother.  

 

This is how she painted the back. How...

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Make some sexy storage boxes

by Badbadivy

Make some sexy storage boxes

It's almost tax time! Are you storing your tax receipts in a shoebox? Would you like to make that shoebox a lot prettier? Or, do you want some storage boxes but find the ones that look great are more money than you want to spend? It's really quite simple to make a useful and attractive storage box with a hinged lid using a shoebox, some contact paper, and some nuts and bolts.

 

Some idiot (me) forgot to take pictures while making the boxes, so I'll...

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Spring Cleaning Time!

by Badbadivy

It's March and in my household that means it's SPRING CLEANING time! Spring cleaning can be tackled in many different ways. It all depends on what sort of person you are. I'm the type of person that likes to dash around my house and clean it all in one day. Others like to tackle one room at a time, or clean for a certain period of time. Whatever you do, make a plan and stick with it! There's nothing worse than having a bunch of half-finished...

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Yard sale shopping 101

by Badbadivy

My husband would say I never met a yard sale I didn't like, but that's not exactly true. I've met plenty of yard sales with craptastic stuff in it that I really wish I hadn't even bothered to slow my car down to look at, much less stop and get out.

 

Even so, I do love me a good yard sale- I saw my first of the season just this past weekend, and if I hadn't been rushing to actually get somewhere, I would have stopped. Alas, I didn't have the time...

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Teach your kids to clean their own rooms

by Badbadivy

Teach your kids to clean their own rooms

My daughter Megs was shocked when I told her to go ahead and let her room get messy. Normally, I expect a clean room, and my kids generally comply. But I wanted to take some pictures to teach you guys how to teach your kids to clean their own rooms.

 

Start them off with a level playing field

 

Before you can expect your kids to clean their own rooms and keep them clean, it helps to have the rooms set up in a manner that the kids can easily keep...

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It's like sleeping on clouds

by Badbadivy

floating bed

I was cruising around the internet this morning when I saw this completely awesome bed.  It's called a floating bed. Now, I've always been in love with the idea of Sky Chairs, so, a floating bed? You had me at hello.

 

Kids' floating bed

I then saw this picture and I knew I had to get one for Megs. We're going to have to get bunk beds for the boys, and I was thinking she needed a special bed of her own. So I flipped right over to the pricing page.

 

Drat, foiled...

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