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DIY Hanging Organizer (for peg hooks) - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off. How do you add a fun pop of color to an otherwise neutral room?

DIY Hanging Organizer (for peg hooks) - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off

Try Pantone’s Color of the Year for something you may not normally choose. The Lowe’s Creative Idea March challenge was to use Valspar’s Radiant Orchid. Just a small touch adds elegance to my white and gray space. Inspired by PB’s Gabrielle system, I created a wooden peg hook organizing caddy from scrap wood. Materials I used: Most of my wood was purchased at Lowe’s and is left over from previous projects with the exception of the .50 yard sale find piece shown below. 1″ x 10″ x 18 1/2″ (back)1″ x 6″ x 18 1/2″ (bottom)1″ x 2″ x 4″ (sides)1″ x 2″ x 18 1/2″ (front)1″ deep (or however thick your peg hook rack is) x 1″ tall x 6″ wide (back stop piece)Gorilla Wood Glue1 1/2″ wood screwsWood fillerValspar Radiant Orchid What I did: Mark the center top of the back piece of wood.

Decide which hole saw bit is just a little bigger than the pegs. You’ll want your holes to be near the top end. Sand and wipe clean all wood pieces. Closet Office - More than Rubies - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off. With a new baby on the way and a craft room turning nursery, Amber from More than Rubies was looking for a place to organize her craft supplies and create an office space.

Closet Office - More than Rubies - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off

After a lot of research, they decided to turn the guest room closet into an office. Here are some pictures of her inspiration: First, they cleaned out the closet (before): Second step was to re-vamp an old computer desk (a GoodWill find). They used 7ft piece of plywood to extend the desk top to fill the closet. Sanding, priming, and painting. After getting the painted desk and desktop into the closet, they added some side shelving for additional storage… As a finishing touch, they added a piece of molding to the front of the desk so that the plywood addition wasn’t so obvious. Now, they have an fun space for Amber’s craft supplies and a small organized office area!

The total cost of the closet re-model was about $100 dollars. Creative use of space, Amber – I love that it’s so organized/out of the way! Closet Makeovers - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off. Closet makeover – I have a few that could use some help!

Closet Makeovers - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off

I shared one with you the other day and here are two more. Rebecca installed textured wallpaper and built/painted shelves in each closet. Look at the difference! Awesome! Here are her pictures: Storage Closet Before I have to admit, I have one that looks almost identical. Cleaning out New shelves. Making a Creative Space - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off.

Closet Office - More than Rubies - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off. DIY Project Parade: Closet Doors - How to Turn BiFold Doors into French Doors - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off. I love this blog day at the DIY Show Off!

DIY Project Parade: Closet Doors - How to Turn BiFold Doors into French Doors - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off

I finished up the bi-fold doors. Finally! Only they’re not bi-fold doors anymore! Woo hoo! The doors before: The doors after (see tips on painting shuttered doors here): But they were still functioning as bi-fold doors. (Dressing Room Sneak Peek!) Closets Before had curtains for a few years – I hated that wood tone that much! BIFOLD CLOSET DOORS become FRENCH DOORS… How to: The doors were installed as usual in the outer corners. Remove plastic that keeps the door on track from the upper inner corner. Measure where the door closes and magnetic hardware will need to be place for doors to close and catch. Start with pilot holes. Install metal cupboard door hardware (the ‘catch’ piece) onto the track itself, so it hangs down to meet where the magnetic piece is going to be placed on the actual door.

These are perfect for keeping the closet doors closed and so easy. Three on each door near the top, in the middle and on the bottom. Mark. Drill pilot holes. Attach. Organizing a Craft Closet - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off. Happy New Year, DIY Friends!

Organizing a Craft Closet - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off

Kicking off 2016 with a DIY organization challenge! Every January, I find myself wanting to declutter and get organized around the house. I do have a craft room upstairs that acts more as a storage room because I find that I prefer crafting on the dining room table. I’m more productive when I’m working where things are going on which inspired creating a craft closet in the guest room right off the dining room. closet before… I emptied the closet full of forgotten and unworn coats and added some shelves. I still want to paint but my favorite part was shopping Michaels newly launched line of storage and organization products called Cre8ted Spaces available in stores now. As a part of the Michaels’ Makers January DIY Organizational Challenge, an unused closet makes crafting on our main floor in the dining room with my most used craft supplies for essential oil business and gifts so much easier, making working more enjoyable!

Where do you craft? DIY Engraved Glass Vase - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off. It’s almost wedding season and DIY/handmade gifts are so special, aren’t they?

DIY Engraved Glass Vase - DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement BlogDIY Show Off

Do you love personalized/engraved gifts as much as I do? Well, we’re big Dremel fans (gotta love tool that doesn’t intimidate AND we actually have a “Dremel workshop” in our basement…that’s a post for a different day). I recently had the opportunity to try the Dremel Maker Kit which comes with 3 awesome tools: an engraver, a torch (wood burning/soldering) and the much loved rotary tool! Anyway, today I’m going to share a little about the engraver. I have a bridal shower to attend next month so I wanted to practice personalizing glass. What I used: glass jug/vase (mine had a nice flat side)Dremel engraving tool (affiliate link) tape, Sharpie, water, paper towelI made up this ‘stencil’ – right click image below, save image/upload into a word document, resize to fit your project and print. DIY Showoff.