FIRST : Put some cork on it! I grabbed this idea from a few different resources I've seen done over the past few years. I already had the cork, but never got a chance to use it at our last place, so you can bet I jumped right on the opportunity to use it here. First head down to your local " -mart" store, and pick up the square cork tiles, some adhesive squares (just in case there isn't enough in the pack of cork) and some thumbtacks.
Then choose the cabinet that you want to install the cork to the inside of it. I chose the cabinet to the right of our sink, because the one to the left was a bit narrower, and we use the one on the right most often.
Then just peel and stick them in place. Then you can tack up favorite recipes or notes you want to have at a glance. I also put up our kids night time routine for our/any babysitter, weekly meal plans, and anything else that I want to keep at a glance. My out come was this :
Second: Behind closed curtains. Our laundry room doubles as our playroom because of the size of the room that it is. So to separate the two spaces, and hide the washer & dryer from the kids and any guests we had over I decided to hang curtains in front of them to act as make-shift doors. So I headed down to my local " -mart" store and picked up some black screw in hooks, to match the black curtain rod I already had. Then I measured (so my husband wouldn't pass out from uneven lengths and crookedness) and screwed in the hooks evenly apart from one another like so :
Once the hooks were securely in place I hung my curtain rod with curtains in place. I was pretty happy with the outcome, and more importantly not having to see the washer & dryer anymore. Take a look :
Makes me happy :)
Third : The old switcher-roo. For a fresh/new look I decided to swap out the buttons on a throw pillow I already had in our living room. I purchased the pillow from Ikea, you can find it here, so all I had to do was purchase the buttons. I headed down to JoAnn Fabrics to browse some button beauty. I picked out some brown shell type looking ones, and headed home to DIY. I popped off the existing buttons, and sewed on my new purty ones in less than a half hour. Check it out :
So, in a nutshell there are three ideas to change things up. Hope you enjoyed, and I will posting all month long on my list of projects to get done as summer wraps up! Happy changing everyone.
-What projects are you dying to get started?
- Any DIY projects that you were especially pleased with?
- What area(s) are you wanting to bring a fresh new look too?
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