This year I have been organizing my home one room at a time, and it’s finally time to tackle the closet, yikes! I have always been guilty of stuffing my closet way too full with clothes, which makes it impossible to designate spots for everything (please refer to super embarrassing before photo). It was time for a major clean out, and time to implement an organizational system. Color-coding makes everything look prettier, so I gave my new baskets a makeover with Krylon® SUPERMAXX All-In-One in Gloss Hunter Green and Krylon COVERMAXX in Gloss True Blue, Gloss Classic Gray, and Satin Almond spray paint to help me remember what goes where. I’ll admit, I sleep with the closet doors open now, because the final result makes me grin ear-to-ear when I wake up. It’s SO MUCH easier to get ready, and folding laundry is much less daunting when everything has its color-coded spot. Here’s how I did it!
First lets address some of the problems:
1. My clothes would slip off the mismatched plastic hangers all the time creating a large pile of clothing on the floor of my closet.
2. All my T’s were stacked up on shelves, and when I would search for a specific one, the stack would turn into a pile…that would also end up on the floor
3. Speaking of piles…my shoes were in a giant, unmatched mound
4. My workout clothes would always get lost because they were mixed in with my other clothes, making the task of going to gym even more difficult.
Find out *The Solution!* after the break! (more…)
I made a 2018 pact to fix all the little nuisances in my home. The Problem: my sweet puppy, Griffin, loves to knock over his bowls, spilling food and water right where I step. The Solution: A DIY dog bowl and treat holder! It will keep my socks dry and create a special place just for Griff in the heart of my home – the kitchen.. I love his copper food and water bowls, so I wanted to build a custom holder for them. I had this idea in the works when Milo’s Kitchen reached out to partner about their home-style dog treats. Of course I said YES! Any time to combine DIY, treats and bonding with Griff is good for me!
I always check the labels on Griff’s treats, and was excited to see that Milo’s Kitchen treats are made in the USA with real chicken as the #1 ingredient, and are free of artificial flavors! I love this little guy, so he gets only the treats made with quality ingredients. Next up was a taste test with a pretty picky eater, and I swear I have never seen Griff’s tail wag faster than when he tried the Chicken Jerky and Chicken Meatballs; they are like food that would come from the kitchen, but made just for dogs (and probably tastier than most meals that come out of my kitchen, ha!).
I re-jiggered my dog bowl holder and added a little cup in the middle. Since Griff never leaves my side while I am in the cooking, I always put a treat in the cup before I eat so he can enjoy something delish before dinner! Steps and supplies after the break. (more…)
One last project before the New Year! One of my absolute favorite things in my house is my claw foot tub, and now that the temps are below zero it’s time to step-up my setup. I bought this piece of live edge wood a while back and cut it to fit on the tub, but never got around to finishing it…until now! I wanted to add little legs to secure it on the tub edges, and more importantly I wanted a little stand to prop up my cell phone so I could watch a little reality TV…er the News…yah that’s what I meant.
SHOP: Kohler Cast Iron Bathtub + Kohler Purist Valve + Euclyptus holder and bath brush from a local MKE shop Specter + Minted Art Afloat by Haley George + DIY Ladder + Target Towel and Wood side table (old) + Amazon Rug + Flying Tiger Plant Holder (old) + West Elm Stripe Jewelry Box (old)
With a couple couple wood cuts and some glue my board was ready to be stained, I pick this darker stain called Honey by Minwax to match the vanity, and I just love how rich the color turned out! With one coat of stain and two coats of the Fast-Dry Polyurethane I was ready to bath in style. I gathered up all my favorite things for my bath board, and got ready to soak…well take way too many pictures, then soak. The question is: wine at 8:30am or pm (really neither, it was just an clock photo from google, ha!) Steps and supplies after the break… (more…)