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Upcycled Wipes Container

 

Upcycled Wipes Container

One of the things I really enjoy to do is to find new uses for junk. You can see my love of that with my light bulb vases and even my DIY apothecary jars.

Upcycled Wipes Container

 

 

I was trying to come up with a way to upcycle my old Clorox Wipes containers. They are such great containers but what the heck do I need them for? Then I opened the cabinet under my kitchen sink and was buried by an avalanche of plastic grocery bags. I remembered this tutorial on how to roll up grocery bags. Score!

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How-to Paint Laminate Furniture

I have always been afraid of painting laminate furniture. I tried it before and ended up with scratches and nicks in my paint. Boo.

How-to Paint Laminate Furniture

I have been wanting an entryway bench for quite a while now. A place right near my shoes to slip them on? Yes, please!

{Eeek! Ignore all that nasty dust! Gross.} I found this old TV stand at my local thrift store for only $10 and it was the perfect size to make into my much desired bench!  But it was laminate. It was time to try a new painting technique!

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Homemade Laundry Soap

When I started this blog, a little over a month ago, I had been creating tons of stuff to keep myself occupied. And since I had not been able find a job I decided to try to save money in any way I could.

Then I happened upon this tutorial and I thought, “We all need laundry soap!” Well, those of us who don’t like to be the “smelly kid”. {Admit it, we can all remember that one kid from our past who always smelled a little funny!} So I decided to give it a try… with my own twist of course.

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Painted Flower Pots

I am the daughter of a flower whisperer. My mother has always had a huge green thumb. {Cue the vision of my mother with a HUGE thumb that happens to be green… giggle}. Imagine expansive terraced gardens with the most beautiful flowers growing and never dying. That was my mother’s doing. Why, oh why did my mother not pass on this ability to not kill every. single. plant. I’ve ever tried to grow!?

Painted Flower Pots

In early spring I bought a beautiful hanging basket for our patio… it died. In about 6 weeks. Even though I loved it and watered it. I wishfully thought that maybe my patio was too sunny for a shade plant. So I bought a part-sun plant. Died. In about 2 weeks. Finally, I tried 3 plants at once: shade, part-sun, and full-sun. Died AGAIN! I quit. I obviously fail at nurturing plants. Call me Mrs. Black Thumb.

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Tackling the Beast

Also known as: How to hang a picture the easy way

how to hang a picture the easy way

When the hubby and I moved out to Denver and I first began decorating all I kept thinking was, “vaulted ceilings are great, but there are so many big blank walls!” And of course, living in an apartment, they are all the same shade of boring off-white/beige. The vaulted ceilings make the apartment feel bigger, but the big empty walls make my furniture look itty-bitty!

The beast is what I have affectionately named our massive 11’x11’ off-white wall. 11’x11′ may not seem that big but it is one of the first things you see when you enter our apartment. And its big off-white blankness was not helped by the fact that it is the only wall we can put our off-white couch on.

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