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How We Turned a Closet into a Mudroom for under $200!!

Perhaps I should have named this post, “How We Turned a Closet into a Mudroom, AND SAVED MY SANITY”.  Because really, that is what this project was all about. Do you have an area of your home that makes you completely crazy at times?  Nah?  Me either…kidding, of course! One of the most out of control zones in our home was the “shoe hell” that had taken up roots in our laundry room.  I can’t even call this teeny, tiny square of the room a legit “mudroom” because it really wasn’t.  It was more of a “drop all your crap when you walk in the door” collect all.  We tried to keep it clean…Addy and I organized shoes on an almost daily basis, and yet we could not keep up. I can’t believe I am doing this, but I’m going to show you a picture.  It’s embarrassing…but here’s to sharing our real life with you… Wow.  Yeah.  I wish I could say that was an especially bad day (it sort of was), but we had …

DIY Artwork Hanging Clips

What a busy season it has been!  So many things happening behind the scenes that I hope I can share with you all very soon.  In the meantime, I have a fun DIY project for hanging artwork that could be adapted for any space. We have a couple of pretty great little artists living in our household, and one of my favorite ways to decorate is with their pictures and sweet notes.  We installed an IKEA wire in the playroom shortly after moving in.  However…my lovelies (who are really, truly darn good kids most of the time) decided to try to zipline on the wire.  Yes.  Zipline.  Our Addy has always been little, but that “zipline” couldn’t even hold her weight.  Imagine the scene:  the wire pulled completely out of the wall, along with plaster.  It was a complete mess. We patched that disaster, and then eventually did a switch-a-roo and the former playroom became my new office (swapping the orange paint for a more calm gray).  I wanted a new way to display the kids’ …

10 Minute DIY Baby/Pet Gate

Goodness, where is the time going these days?! I’ve been meaning to get this post out for at least a week now…Christmas festivities keep taking priority, and of course I wouldn’t have it any other way.  But, without further ado, one of the easiest projects we’ve DIY’ed in a while…a baby/pet (pet in our case!) gate. Since our darling babies are now 6 and 4 years old, I thought we were LONG past the need for baby gates.  It was a glorious feeling to move so freely from one room of the house to another, without the hazard of stepping over a gate.  Alas, that short window of time has ended.  I had a brief period of losing my mind, and agreed to get a dog.  (In all honesty, we have the sweetest dog on the planet so I really should not complain.)  But, we are back to needing gates in our house.