Mess Free painting.






I wanted to share this amazing idea I discovered for mess free painting. All you have to do is squirt a small amount of  tempera paint into a  ziploc bag. Give your child a couple q-tips and let them have some fun. I also secured the opening with scotch tape to make sure that it did not leak.

This provided hours of fun and the paint won't dry up so you can use it over and over again. (Or at least until the bag starts to wear thin.)  

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Storing Cleaners

I love this idea from Real Simple to store your cleaning solutions above you kitchen sink or bathtub using a towel bar. Find this idea and more here.



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Simple Bench made from Vintage End Tables

I spotted this great photo in one of my Better Homes and Garden Magazines.


The article associated with this photo was actually about the great head board made from handkerchiefs but what I noticed was what was sitting at the end of the bed. Two vintage end tables pushed together to form a bench. I have seen several of these tables at yard sales and antique stores, usually for pretty cheap, but I never knew what to do with them. Topped with a bench cushion and a couple throw pillows, then add some baskets for storage and this is the perfect addition to any bedroom.

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Office From a Secretary Desk

In an earlier post I found some great DIY office projects. Well, I found one more that I just had to share. This great tutorial from Ana White shows you step by step how to build secretary desk. Here is a photo from one of the readers of Ana White.

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Decorating with Shutters



Martha Stewart had this idea to use shutters to organize your paperwork. Check out the full post by clicking here


This wonderful wall display was put together by Vintage Indie. Click here to see how it was done.

Check out this entire wall covered in shutters found at Olive and Love. I have never seen this before and I have to say... I love it!! Click here to see how it was done.


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DIY Laundry Station

I love Better Home and Gardens idea to transform an old entertainment center into an amazing laundry station





Find the tutorial HERE.

Update: Better Homes and Garden moved their post so the link above no longer works but hopefully you can still use the above photo for some great diy inspiration!!


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Make Your Own Storage Cubes

I love these Storage Cubes that were shared on Craft Gossip. 






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Over-the-Fridge Wine Glass Storage

I found this idea over at Ikea Fans. What a great idea for using that awkward space above your fridge!





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Master bedroom inspiration




One area that is really lacking in our home is the master bedroom. It's the one room that most of our guests don't see when they come for visit so not much effort has gone into making it look nice. But I hope all of that will change when we purchase our first home. I would like the master bedroom to be more of a retreat. A place to get away from the everyday chaos. Here are a couple photos of inspiration for our future master retreat.


I love the black and whites in this photo. A bedroom makeover found at HGTV. And it would not be complete with the splashes of red throughout the room.




I love the simplicity of this Asian style master suit found here at Arhzine




This bedroom also found at Arhzine has a very masculine look to it. I think my husband would love it.



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Organized Laundry Closet

One thing that is on my "want list" for our future dream home is a laundry room and not a laundry closet. On the other hand, if my laundry closet looked something like this I don't think I would mind so much.





You can find the tutorial on how to make this closet by clicking here . 


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DIY Chandelier From Baby Food Jars

Check out this idea for a beautiful chandelier using recycled baby food jars.



I found this beautiful baby food jar chandelier at Natural Home Magazine. This would go great in the dining room, breakfast nook, or even an outdoor eating area.


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3 Great Ideas for Adding Extra Storage Space to a Small Kitchen

Who could use extra storage space in the kitchen? I know I sure could. Here are a couple great ideas that I found to increase the storage in your kitchen.



Over at the Family Handy Man you can find a great tutorial to build these Under-Cabinet Drawers



At Ask The Builder you can find these great pull-out pantry drawers.



And if you ever need more space for your spices, check out DIY Life's Back-of-Door Spice rack.


Whats your best kitchen organizing secret?

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