2. All are made with white flour.
3. Packed with preservatives.
4. Environment Impact
3. Store in airtight container.
Tip: Save your plastic bags to reuse when you make them.
I took it apart.
Painted it pink with the leftover paint I had from decorating her room. (Notice I attached all the knobs on cardboard for easier painting.)
Next, I used some leftover ribbon I had from her room and looped it through the holes of the pieces.
I secured the ribbon with a drop of hot glue to the backside of all the pieces.
Then I made sure to press the ribbon down until it stuck and wiped off any excess.
I ended up with all the pieces having ribbons glued to them and just needed to reassemble the hat rack.
I decided to change out the center knobs for some more decorative ones I found at Target.
I hung it up in her room,
and then filled it with all the hair accessories.
Let’s just say this is one of the quickest and ONLY projects I have done since she was born. (Just a little busy with a toddler and a 3 month old if you can’t tell by the lack of blogs!) It functions great to organize all of her hair accessories and adds some cute decoration to her room. This one is almost full, so I might have to make another one!
You will end up with a square like below. (Use can use a L-square ruler to make sure it is square.)
Using an nail gun (or just a hammer and nails) reinforce the box in each corner.
You now have a finished wall cubby (or two in my case!)
Now we need to sand and paint it to look professional 🙂 Most likely, you will have some sort of a little gap where the boards meet. Use some wood fill to fill this gap.
Let it dry overnight.
Then sand it with 60 grit, 100 grit, and then 200 grit.
After two coats and a day of drying you should have two wall cubbies that look like this:
Install the hinges and you will have a frame that looks like this:
Next, on the cubbies mark where the hinges of the fake painting will meet cubbie. Make sure you give them enough room to close and line up on the cubby straight.
Now to attach the magnetic catches. These will make sure the frame on the front will stay closed.
Measure two inches to the inside of the cubbies.
You should end up with some finished Hidden Storage Wall Cubbies that look like this.
add a little wall decoration to the bathroom at the same time!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and for many families that means traveling to see relatives. We now have a two year old and a two month old so I am anticipating our five hour road trip might not be the most enjoyable experience for any of us, but it is totally worth it to see family! I have been racking my brain with ideas to keep my toddler busy on this drive!
The other day, I purchased this great car seat tray from a friend of mine for Aiden to play on while on the trip:
Next I put them in a sheet protector, back to back. The tray isn’t big enough to have them side by side, so he can flip this over and change the map if he likes. Also, the sheet protector will hopefully protect it from spills and food in the car.
The size is just perfect for the map! There is also space on the side to store extra cars.
Cleaning Stains From White Carpets
Back in April, I was working one morning and my son was playing so quietly beside me.
I should have known something was wrong, that is when I turned to see this:
Yep, that is maple syrup he is drinking out of the jug and that lovely maple syrup stain has been on my carpet forever! I have tried to scrub it out with various carpet cleaning chemicals, but it just has stayed there.
We had a little floor volcano that was fun to watch. (My son loved watching it.)
And then I scrubbed it in with a brush. (I alternated with my son, who finds scrubbing stains out of carpet super fun.)
After letting it dry, vacuum up the remaining baking soda. And the stain is MAGICALLY gone!!
The only bad part is now I have a white spot on the carpet where I cleaned it! It just shows you how bad these carpets need to be professionally cleaned. I am sure we will track on it enough to blend in with the rest soon enough! Also, not sure if this will work on colored carpet, so I am just giving you a warning to maybe stick with white carpet only.
Next to add some decoration, I wanted to put a curve in my sides using a jigsaw. I measured a mark on one side at 2 inches and 4 inches on the other corner.
Here is my path that the jigsaw will follow.
Using your miter saw, cut the curve on the sides of your shelves. (This was my first time ever using a jigsaw. I saw it in the box and decided to give it a try. At one point I was having a hard time getting it to cut and I STUPIDLY, stuck my hand under the board! Luckily with my cat-like reflexes I escaped cutting the tip of my finger off and just cut the side pretty deep. It’s a lesson why not to do woodworking when you are tired from being 35 weeks pregnant. Turns out it wasn’t cutting well because I had hit a knot in the wood.)
Now you will assemble the shelves. Make marks on the side pieces 1 inch from the edges.
Using a countersinking bit, drill your holes.
Attach your sides to your bottom shelf with screws.
Here are two of my almost built shelves:
Now you want to work on your front of the shelves. Measure the width of your shelf and choose what substrate you would like to be on the front.
I had some old 1″ trim so I decided to use it up on this project. I cut three pieces of the trim to the proper width for each shelf.
Using a nail gun, I attached the trim to the front of my shelves.
I turned out cute, but the trim is so thin that the nail gun cracked a few of the ends. Hindsight, I should have used finishing nails and a hammer.
No biggy– I just covered up the cracks with wood fill and filled the nail holes.
When your shelves are built, sand down all your pieces.
Attach the shelves to your furniture. In my case it was the Trofast shelf. Attach them from the inside of the furniture out so you can’t see the screw heads. Make sure they are level!
And here is the final product with the shelves….now just to paint and continue on the previous post of Garage Sale Redo: The Ikea Trofast Shelf
A closer look at the crib, rocker and other side of the room. You can see half a clock, which was a clearance hobby lobby find for $5! Also, you can see the super cute and easy lamp shades I recovered.
My awesome garage sale find of a $2 shelf that I repainted. (See blog DIY: The $2 Shelf Redo)
This is the before view of our closet. I hated these closet doors! There was no bottom track, so they smash your fingers very easily and slide off their top track which is super annoying to get back on.
I also installed a closet organizer to help keep the closet looking cleaner. The hamper actually belonged to a relative of my husbands and use to be cream colored. I spray painted it green to add some more green to the room.
Well that is the final nursery! Here is the before and after:
I am happy to have it finished and really liked the way it turned out! I think at some point in the future I will need to devise some sort of book storage in the room, but I have a few years for that…and maybe might have another house at that point too. We will see….