My NEW laundry room organization


I’m totally thrilled! The little sewing corner in my laundry room (which I blogged about earlier) has now expanded!  I now have a cabinet for my baskets….the ‘drawer’ above the baskets will actually be a pull-out ironing board (not finished quite yet)…and a hutch for ribbon and wrapping paper!  I’m SO excited to efficiently use that space in my laundry room!  Here are a few details:


There are three notches for the dowels in each row.  That way I can either stagger the paper/ribbon or use one, two or all three spaces!


I’ll use the cupboard on the left to store other gift-giving paraphernalia like bows, small gift bags, etc.  The cupboard on the right will be used for the additional sewing supplies that I don’t have up on the peg-board.  I’m love, loVE, LOVING it!  Happy Valentines Day!

Linking to:

The 36th Avenue

Sew Many Ways

I Gotta Create!

NEW (DIY) Wedding Centerpieces


Wow!  Where did the week go?  Seriously!…I just realized I really haven’t posted in quite a while.  So!…I want to show you my latest DIY project.  My son is getting married soon.  The grooms family is in charge of the wedding dinner, and the happy couple has decided on a BBQ theme.  You can visit my “BBQ Wedding Dinner Ideas” board on Pinterest and see all the cool things I’ve found!

So the candle centerpiece above will be on the tables….probably under a square of burlap on a white table-cloth.  My inspiration came from this burlap covered can from Red Chandelier,


and this distress wooden box from Shanty 2 Chic


The baby’s breath (gypsophila) is about two or three weeks old in this picture.  But you don’t mind, do you?  OH!…and the BEST part is these COOL candles!  (link to Amazon…No open flame!!)

Have a GREAT weekend everyone!  Do or learn something NEW!

a NEW DIY project – (second-hand table to subway art)


Hi all!  Well, if you recall from my last diy furniture make-over post, I mentioned that I had leftover supplies.  So! here’s my latest endeavor.  I got this old table from a second-hand store and it sat in my basement for a few months while I decided what to do with it!  I kind of wanted something like this from The 36th AVENUE:


…BUT nothing wonderfully creative came to me.  So I decided I’d just make some subway art out of it….some positive affirmations for my family (as they rest their feet on my table as they watch TV! :o)  It was more time-consuming than I thought it would be…but it’s something NEW and different!  Here are the process pics.


Paint the top black as well as anywhere else you want the distressed black to show through.


Draw LEVEL lines and start placing your vinyl lettering ‘affirmations’ wherever you want them (randomly organized)….is that an oxymoron???

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After the lettering is placed where you want it….paint over everything and while it’s still a bit tacky, pull off the vinyl to reveal the color underneath.  TIP:  The seam ripper (from your sewing kit) is a GREAT tool for this!

Try something NEW today!

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Show & Tell Wednesday

The 36th AVENUE