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How's it Hangin'? A Flop Tutorial

I know some of you still have snow on the ground, but for us Floridians summer is already kicking into high gear. And summer means flip flops. Yep, we southern girls have 'em for everything: casual wear, evening wear, 'flops with heels, 'flops with big poofy flowers glued name it. They're cheap impulse buys, so it's easy to accumulate a whole mountain of flip-flops in a single season. But say you don't like the "mountain" storage method. Say you need to get your mound o' 'flops off the floor and into a tidy system, but are limited on space. Well, how about this? This was my no-cost solution last year: a left over curtain rod mounted on two shelf brackets, and lots of modified hangers. Now, the fun part is the actual hangers. First, grab a handful of the flimsiest metal hangers you can find in your closet. Cut off the bottom section of the hanger like so: You may need to score the metal with the pliers and then snap it with your hands. Now, to be honest, you could just stop here.

Bow Front Bird Chest I've owned the "before" version of this bow front chest for several years. I fell hard and fast for the size and shape but I was never ever in love with the wood. Painting it was an easy choice. The Makings of a Closet Inch by inch, I’m making progress in my office. Since I’m painting all of the walls, I had to do some rearranging of furniture. As I mentioned in another post, this little nook in my entryway is going to become a prop closet of sorts. Instead of installing wall mounted shelves, I’m using two metal shelves that I previously used in the gift shoppe for holding merchandise. They fit perfectly! I’m actually a huge fan of these shelves.

recycle project no. 14 - drawer organizer I saved a couple of cereal boxes a while back and today I used them to make a drawer organizer. Everything in the drawers of a small Ikea drawer unit I have slide back and forth and I was getting tired of that. I love the neutral colors of Muji stationery supplies and that was a tiny inspiration too. The first thing I made was a basic box that is as wide as the inside of the drawer. escapade: Simply beautiful Quite often, there's no need for fancy displays or expensive props, simple glass pieces and candle light can completely transform a space with a magical glow. Just perfect this the darkest time of year. {Photos: 1- Tom Manion for Elle Decoration, December '09 via thisisglamorous;

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DIY Paint Swatch Chandelier A paint-swatch chandelier? I think so :) {Step 1} You’ll need a whole bunch of paint swatches in your desired colours (seriously, emphasis on the whole bunch part). I picked a variety of blush, pink and red hues so I could get a fancy ombre look to my chandelier but I can only imagine how many different looks you could go for with your own chandelier. Using a scalloped paper punch you’ll need to punch about 40 -60 swatches into little medallions.

Centsational Girl & Blog Archive & DIY Craft: Yarn Wrapped Frames Whenever I pass the knitting section in the craft or specialty fabric stores and spy all of the beautiful yarns, I wish that I had the skill to knit so I could put those gorgeous threads to good use. Unfortunately, I don’t knit at all. Then I had an idea to use yarn in a decorative way, by wrapping it around some homemade frames and creating some original wall mirrors for a blank wall space. With this project, I started out with every intention of making two wall mirrors, but in the end, I left one frame as is, just because I like it better that way. We had a very blank wall between two windows for the longest time and I finally decided to add some decor. I already had the shelf, the pitcher, and the vintage Audubon print.

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