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High Functioning Coat Hooks

High Functioning Coat Hooks
Back in Los Angeles, any old coat rack or a few hooks by the door would do. Most of us would just toss a jacket in the back of the car in the winter months. But here in Vermont we need a little more. Materials, for each hanger you'll need: One cleaned or refinished paint can. 2 screws long enough to reach into wall studs. Tools: Long handled screwdriver or screw gun with sufficient extensions to reach bottom of can. Step one: With the handle in a horizontal position, layout and make 2 small mounting holes at the top and bottom of the can within an inch or less of the edge. Step two: locate and mark stud position on wall for upper screw position. Step three: Screw through the upper hole of the can into the wall stud but not quite snug to the wall. Step four: Straighten the can and screw through the lower hole of the can into the wall stud snug to the wall. Step five: Snug up first screw. Step six: Hang, stuff, drape and regain control of your entry space!

Trash can made of plastic bottles Hi there here, this it´s about a trash can made up of plastic bottles, its a little bit laborious but it worth it spend a little bit of your time to make it and go green. All you need its a bunch of plastic bottle preferably of the same kind to make it easy. several meters of galvanized thin steel wire a steel frame,a tweezers, a drill and a sharp knife. You need to cut the bottom of the bottle so you can put one bottle in other. then with the drill make a hole in the cup and make another hole in the bottle that you didnt cut. after that put the wire into the two bottles to make a species of skewer of two bottles. make as many of skewers you need to make an entire trash can and then put them in the steel fram using the tweezers to tying the bottles. Trust me at the begining its seem to be hard but with practice it becomes easy and fun

Hows 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 on...you name it. But say you don't like the "mountain" storage method. 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 take your pliers and roll up the two edges, like this: This gets the sharp edges safely out of the way, and also looks kind of cute. Now, using both your hands and your pliers, bend your hanger into this approximate shape: Here's how you make it: Hey!

Floral Love Tee Alternate title: I'm Booking a Cruise With the Money I Saved on This One. I'm normally not a huge fan of clothes with words on them (unless they're huge and pink and splayed across my behind, of course), but this top is an exception. It just doesn't have that "look, my shirt is speaking for me" vibe that I usually get from graphic-type tees, and it won me over with the cute floral print: Isn't that cool? The original shirt isn't even very expensive--$19.50--but my frugality knows no bounds. Like it? I think you should make one, don't you agree? What you'll need: - a tank or tee (I bought mine off the clearance rack at Walmart for $2, and if you shop at my Walmart, I apologize . . . - some floral fabric (I used another Walmart clearance top that was on sale for $1) - Heat n Bond, or another fusible web My shirt had some pretty funky sleeves that needed fixing: Weird, right? I used this $1 Walmart clearance top for my floral fabric letters: Linking up here and here!

Thrifty and Chic: furniture So, this is one of those stories of getting something and having it sit in your basement for years. Like 7 or so years. Yep. I wish that was uncommon around my house, but it really isn't. But, the bright side of this, is that I actually do get around to making things out of my little findings :) ..even though its more than half a decade later lol. Back in the day, we went to a furniture store....I'm sure to get furniture or something :)...but I don't remember what we got, if anything. I actually did do something with two of them. I've been seeing these floor poufs everywhere now, and decided it was about time to make one when I remembered these little cubes. These were so easy to cover. I measured the sides and added an inch for seam allowances. Each side was 10"x17.5" so I cut four of them at 11"x18.5". So, here are all the pieces: I found the best way to cover anything is to do it inside out first. I laid the top down first, and then secured two sides with some pins.

Bedroom Designs: Modern Interior Design Ideas & Photos | Designs &Ideas on Dornob - StumbleUpon Do you prefer plush padding a minimalist pillow, a decked-out design or toned-down interior? From dazzling abstract designs to humorously offbeat sleeping spaces here are seven brilliant bedroom designs to inspire your imagination. Who knows, with a few decorative adjusts you might be able to remodel your own bedrooms to similar effect. If you love soft illumination and hate to sacrifice privacy, this bedroom interior has a brilliant combination of strategies from uplighting around the bed itself to wall panels that block direct views and sunlight but let light in around them. If you are more of a minimalist, this simple bedroom space has a rhythmic modularity and combines soft white walls and ceiling with variegated wood furniture and furnishings for a pleasantly mixed aesthetic experience. At the opposite end of the spectrum, how would you like to have your bedroom be in the middle of your pool room?

Redecorating by Repurposing Ladders and Suitcases! This summer is going to be ALL about thrifting! Garage Sales, Estate Sales, Flea Markets… here I come! Here are a few things I’ve found via blog hopping and Pinterest That have completely inspired me. (as always… click on the pic to be taken to there spot on the web) Ready, Set, Scroll! I’ve seen these shelf ladders in all the big home décor stores!! I need this suitcase dresser! A space to hang your laundry, that doesn’t take up space. An animal bed. This step stool turned side table is a must-do project! A scrappers paradise! Hang a vintage step stool for instant shelving! This is my favorite! Ladder turned Wine Rack w/ Chalkboard. Suitcase turned storage table! Pots & Pans in hands reach @ all times?! Suitcase turned Vanity?? Are you inspired yet?? # kristanlynn xoxo

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. The divider is made out of another piece of a cardboard and it covers the bottom of the box, which make the whole project very sturdy. I purposefully didn't want any part of the outer graphics to be visible. Notice that the back of the drawer has one of my magazine bowls. So, why did I disappear? Needless to say things have been busy around here.

rolled paper flowers {tutorial} | jones design company Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. 2. 3. Okay, so let’s begin. Here’s what you’ll need: :: paper {either cover or text weight} :: florist wire :: scissors, pencil, glue gun STEP ONE: cut irregular circle This circle is approximately 8 inches, but you can do any size you wish. STEP TWO: cut spiral Start at the outside edge and cut in a spiral fashion to the center. I like a sort of bumpy shape so that the petals end up a bit irregular If you aren’t so sure about your cutting skills, feel free to draw your spiral before cutting. To add a little interest to my bouquet, I used a variety of yellow scrapbook papers {my favorite is that yellow dot} STEP THREE: roll your blossom start at the outside edge and coil tightly STEP FOUR: release coil

There Will Be Tables and Chairs… | Cucumbersome We’ve been desperately needing bedside tables since we moved into our new place. I’ve been looking around for some to buy, keeping in mind that (a)the bedroom is super tiny and (B) we have a malm bed and dresser and wanted something that didn’t look too “Ikea”. So we came up with these. We took a quick trip to the Ikea in Richmond and Home Depot on Friday night and built them on Saturday. I was very much inspired by these two pieces: On the left: a jewelry case made by Angie Johnson as featured on Design*Sponge On the right: The Curator Nightstand from Anthropologie which I saw when I was at the store in Seattle a few months ago. I think there is a lot of potential here for other projects. (This is the base amount. A note about the mini chests: I bought the 5-drawer version because it was the only one available at our Ikea. How to: 1. 2. 2. 3. Now start gluing the trim to the drawers. 4. 5. 6. 7. BTW, Ryan and I found the best deal on these knobs.

DIY: Furniture Makeovers - StumbleUpon I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture. It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece! *First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer. *They cut a length of seagrass wallpaper to fit the inset and topped it with a pane of 1/4-inch glass. Old dresser transformed into a chic sideboard with plenty of storage! *They gave the whole piece a light sanding, a coat of primer, and two coats of semigloss latex paint in a pale blue shade on the outside and a deeper blue inside for contrast. *To dress up the doors, they picked out a pair of modern nickel pulls. *Click here to read the details on how they transformed the inside...

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