Sunday, December 28, 2014

DIY Desk

I just rented a house out of state and needed to make one of the rooms an office. I wanted the desk to face the wall and look like a built in. 

I bought cabinets from Lowes. Not kitchen cabinets because I didn't want to have to install the toe kick and I didn't want drawers. Also I wanted the cabinets to not be so deep. I got these in the section at Lowes with closet organizers and shelves. 

My significant other put them together. He's a sweetheart. 

I did purchase an extra drawer kit to go inside the cabinet for about $15. 

The cabinets were placed in front of the outlets so we cut a hole in the cabinet back to access those. I now have my fax machine, router, and printer tucked away in the cabinets. 

The cabinets are ready to become a desk!

We cut plywood to the size of the desk. 

Brackets were used to ensure the top stayed in place. 

I used peel and stick flooring to cover the plywood. Expensive wood look without the cost. And if I mess it up or scratch the top I just peel the piece off and stick another one on. 

Next we used a piece of small trim to cover the front of the plywood. I painted it white. 

I put a hole in the top so that I could run my laptop power cords. 

I bought bar stools from Gordmans to complete the look. 

Contact Paper on Refrigerator

I decided to put contact paper on a refrigerator at a rental house to spruce it up a bit. Then I had some paper left so I did the dish washer and a couple shelves in the refrigerator. 

I bought the contact paper on Amazon. It cost $10.99. Super cheap. Click the link below to see exactly what I bought.

I had to take the handles off the refrigerator. I didn't actually take them off myself. I had my guy do it. He just unscrewed the screws that could be seen then twisted the handles and they came off. Then on the other side there were decals and little covers over the holes that would be used to put the handles on the other side of the refrigerator. We took those off and I covered right over them then put the handles and decals back on after the refrigerator was covered. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Paint Shopkins Duplicates

My daughter collects Shopkins. They are little toys that are shaped like various items you would find in a store. Often times there are surprise packs where you don't know which one you are getting which leads to her having duplicates. I decided to paint the duplicates. In the pics they are paired up with the original ones on the left and the one I painted on the right. 

I used small paint brushes and regular acrylic paint in any brand. After they were completely dry I put a coat of varnish on top to make them shiny. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Reupholstered Stools

I reupholstered the stools in my kitchen. Then used never wet to keep them from getting dirty. I did them all in a different fabric to add some spunk to my kitchen. I like it!

Alcohol Bouquet

My friend is a father to be. I wanted to get him a gift since I got mommy to be a gift. It was easy to make. I took a wet foam block and put it inside a crown royal bag then surrounded it with beer. Used hot glue to attach kabob sticks to small alcohol bottles and put them through the foam. A little ribbon for decoration and boom!

Baby Shower Gift

My friend and I made this baby shower gift. Simple and fun. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Use Downy Unstopables as Wax Melts

As I have said before I just love the smell of Downy Unstopables. So when I am not doing laundry I use them as wax melts in my wax melts warmer. Make the house smell lovely!

Downy Unstopables Container

I absolutely love using Downy Unstopables. It smells amazing and you can use as much or as little as you want in each load. Naturally I have lots of the empty containers so I decided to use them to store snacks for my kiddos. 

My only recommendation is to clean the container and lids several times. I even soaked them in vinegar water to remove the fragrance. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

DIY - Hide Your Router

I was sick of my router being an eyesore on a shelf so I decided to hide it. 

This is what it looked like before. 

I bought a box that looks like a book from Gordmans for $12.99. 

I marked where the cords needed to go and drilled holes through the back of the box for them. 

I reconnected everything. 

I put the box back on the shelf. No more ugly router to be seen. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nacho Bar / Taco Bar

I hosted a nacho bar / taco bar for a poker run this Labor Day weekend. It was easy and fun.