Thursday, February 28, 2013

How to make a Shade for a Fluorescent Light Fixture


 fluorescent light fixture fabric shade

After all of the fretting over the laundry room light fixture, I decided that I just wasn't going to have enough light in there if I changed out the fluorescent light for a prettier chandelier or lantern. The deal was sealed when I was watching Vanderpump Rules. (I really don't want to admit that I've watched any of those but I am a Real Housewives fan so I thought I'd check it out ~ Don't judge) You never know where inspiration is going to come from.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

$600 Giveaway from The Inspired Room and Others

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Quick Laundry Room Project (Hanger for Ironing Board)

 Ironing board hanger
I don't know why but I just can't leave the laundry room alone. I'm still am struggling with the light fixture. I've found several that I like but I'm so worried that when I take the fluorescent fixture out that I'm not going to have enough light. So, I'm procrastinating on that and in an effort to justify my procrastination, I'm finding new projects to do in there. Do you ever do that? In my inspiration pictures I noticed several people hanging up their ironing boards which I thought was a great idea. Then on Pinterest I saw a picture where someone had taken door knobs and used that to hang their board. Brilliant, but I didn't want to spend any money on this project. Then I remembered that I had these two drawer knobs that I had taken off of a chest a while back and had to make them work. I'll show you how...

Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY Laundry Sign

Laundry sign
So if you've been following me lately, you can see that I'm on a sign kick. At the end of last year it was taking off cabinet doors and now it's making signs. I was pretty pleased with the way the market sign came out for the pantry so when I saw an empty wall in my laundry room above the fridge that was it.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Market Pantry Sign

handmade rustic sign kitchen pantry market

As you may know I have been working on a pantry makeover at my house. The ceilings in there are very high so I knew that I wanted to hang something on the wall. My original intent was to hang letters. If you saw my pantry inspiration post, I had an EAT picture on there but I just kept seeing it everywhere and wanted to do something different. So this is what I came up with.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Homie Awards

Hi all! Apartment Therapy is having their annual Homie Awards. I have been entered for best design blog and best DIY blog. If you'd like to vote I'm attaching a link. You can find some new blogs there too that you might not know about. There's some stiff competition but it's all in good fun. Check it out!

Pantry Hooks for Hanging Storage

Do you have high ceilings in your pantry that is just wasted space? Use that area as hanging storage for things like baskets with handles that you can't stack and that would normally take up a lot of needed storage space.
Here's the DIY step by step ~

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pantry Update ~ Paint

If you have some extra paint laying around, painting your pantry can be a way to update your pantry for free.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Spring Bulletin Board Ideas

Sring PTA bulletin board idea Sring Floral
Spring Bulletin Board 2012, "Spring is the Time for Growing in Knowledge."
I thought I would share a couple of seasonal bulletin boards that I have done for the PTA for those of you that are teachers or volunteers that do this sort of thing. Before I do a board I usually search around the Internet looking for inspiration. The above picture is last years Spring themed board. The calendar of individual events is on each cloud and the leaves have the letters of the alphabet A,B,C and the numbers 1,2,3. We sometimes have a volunteer and teacher of the month added to the board as well.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Busy January

Hi all! I know that I have not posted a lot this month but I promise that I'm working on some stuff for February! Coming up will be the final laundry room reveal, the new and improved pantry reveal with a new idea that you might not have seen before, some 2013 trends and maybe more on the house tour too.

This month has been soooo busy. After Christmas I go in to my birthday party planning mode. Both boys have birthdays in January two weeks apart but always want individual parties. I don't blame them. It's not their fault they were born so close together and who wants to share their special day with someone else? As they have gotten older the parties have become less elaborate. Being boys, they're happy with lazer tag and a cake. In the beginning though I went all out. I'm going to have to scan some old birthday party pictures and share some ideas with you. I have done everything from a circus theme at The Little Gym to a backyard petting zoo western theme to lazer tag with Buzz Lightyear. Photos and ideas will be coming soon...

One of my projects this week was the school's PTA bulletin board so I will share that as well. This Spring we did a rodeo theme as this month is San Antonio's Stock Show and Rodeo. I will also share last years flower themed board for all of you PTA moms that help out your teachers with their boards.

I can't believe Valentine's Day is coming up already! I need to get to work on that too so I'm off for now. Please stay tuned. I promise I'll be back soon!