Saturday, April 9, 2011

Shelving Project

The following is a sneak peek at the start of my DIY laundry room make over.

We have a very functional yet BASIC laundry room. It serves its purpose of washing and drying and even provides a little storage. The only problem is that the cupboards that are in the laundry are quite shallow. Its hard to fit a folded towel all the way into the cupboard without having to shove it in or fold it in half again.

Thus, the start of my bright idea (insert husband help here). I thought what about creating some additional shelving above the sink. We have a huge sink in the room and nothing above it. Just space, space and more space. I got the idea for shelving from Thrifty and Chic.

See all this space I have doing nothing.

With a little help from my muscle

All we did was screw heavy duty strips into the studs so that the shelf could rest upon it.

Now for the finishing touch, a strip of molding to cover it all.

I think it turned out pretty good and it gives me so much deep space 24" x 25"1/4.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter Fun

I wanted to add some simple touches to decorate for Easter but wasn't quite in the mood to full on go pastel.  Instead, I decided to wrap some standard Easter Eggs in yarn and twine to subtly decorate for easter.  Add apothecary jar and I think they turned out super cute.

Ribbon Wreath

I've recently been searching all over blog land and have seen a number of different ribbon wreaths.  I thought it was such a simple yet fun way to create a spring decoration, so here's my take.

Taking the Plunge

I'm new to the blog world, but have been crafting since I was a little girl.  With the obligations everyday life requires its been easy to get lost in work and household responsibilities.  Recently I came across a great blog and got hooked. 

I've rekindled my love of crafting and all things crafty.  I've made it a point to set aside a few minutes here and there to craft or get inspired to craft!  There are so many amazing ideas and creative ladies to be inspired by.  I thought why not capture my ideas and inspirations, some trials and tribulations, which I'm bound to encounter, on a blog of my own. 

Here are a few of my recent creations.