In an attempt to get my life in order I have been organizing everything in sight. One particular eye sore has been the dining room which over time had collected all sorts of things that didn't belong anywhere else. Like bags of dog food and lots of cans. Below you can see the last of them but tomorrow there will be 24 more cans there.
It was really cluttering up the room and making it look very unfinished. I'm going to share how I easily organized the dog food with a bucket, and in plain sight no less!
The other day I was shopping at Michael's (which happens to be my all time favorite store) and I spotted these crates. They were wood and only $10, and if you have a coupon you pay even less.
This got me to thinking if I could use one, and if so, where. I came up with the idea of placing it on top of the cubby unit I just made over, and I'd use it for newspaper storage. The only problem was the unfinished wood. Today I'm going to share how I transformed that crate and got a stunning finish with stain.
You may have something ugly and really do not want it in your house because it clashes with everything else but it is practical for storage. What do you do short of tossing it out and buying a new one? Well that is not what this blog is about. You know we strive for DIY solutions here.
And if you've followed me for any length of time you know that my motto is "The Power of Paint". The simplest way to transform something is with paint.
See the ugly below? It was sitting in my living room looking oh so ugly!! But I found a way to solve this problem! I'm going to show you how to paint cubby storage units the easy way.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have all had a wonderful time during the holidays. I really enjoyed myself and relaxed a bit. I'm now ready to share with you my most popular DIY posts for 2018. Let me know which were your favorites.
The day has finally arrived when I am ready to show you the bedroom reveal. You know the one I started almost six months ago?? I must be a world class procrastinator!
I did a lot of work in this room but mostly I did a lot of thinking. What are the right colors within my limitations? How can I up-cycle the items I already have? But mostly I hung out with this little guy!
And I had a lot of help from you, my readers to create a calm look for a bedroom using vintage, thrifted and Ikea items.
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
Top Posts for 2018