If you've ever gone on an organizing spree, I probably don't have to tell you that the cost of stuff to organize your stuff can really add up. But if you want to get organized on a budget, your best bet is to create solutions with things you already have. Things that might instead end up in the trash or recycling, so you're saving the planet at the same time. These upcycled organization ideas for every room in the house prove that with a little creativity, you don't have to spend big bucks to create an organized space. Continue Reading
The festive season is usually a busy one, and if you’re anything like me, this leads to a serious build-up of mess around by the end of December. Which isn’t great when you’re trying to get back to work in the new year. All those bits and pieces left lying around can clutter up your head space as well as your office space, affecting your productivity!
The good news is that it’s really easy to organize your desk and get the year off to a fresh start with a few quick and simple office hacks that won’t break the bank. Continue Reading
I love to read magazine and so does my family. Long live the paper subscription! So, I wanted magazine storage for our living room to keep them all in one place. So, let’s get to it: how to make a simple and stylish wood and leather magazine rack.
First the research: I am really drawn leather and brass/gold magazine racks like this one.
I was originally going to attempt this with a vintage folding tray table but realized quickly a folding tray table is too tall for magazine rack. Continue Reading
If you're currently renting an apartment or studio, you might feel limited in the projects you can undertake. Not true! There's no reason let the homeowners hog all the fun. While extreme renovations like tearing down a wall are definitely out of the question, there's no end to the amount of landlord-friendly do-it-yourself projects out there. For those of you wondering how to decorate an apartment, we've rounded up 70 of our favorite rental-approved DIYs. From temporary transformations to space-saving projects, there's lot of DIY to go around in the world of apartment decorating. Continue Reading
Every wondered what to do with that empty pizza box? Look no further, assuming of course the double crust, extra cheese you ordered hasn’t left an unsightly mess inside. I love this upcycling project, all you need is a ruler, box cutter, pencil and stapler. Have fun!
Laptop stand made from a Pizza box via Behance
Part installation piece, part upcycling genius, this DIY water bottle chandelier is a cinch to make!
Party decor and DIY queen Jordan Ferney created this unique, hanging objet d’art from discarded plastic bottles (and a few coats of colorful spray paint). While this version isn’t a functioning chandelier in the traditional sense, it wouldn’t be difficult to string some low-wattage holiday lights throughout. (I’m thinking white bulbs with white strands/wires would look best here.) What do you think? Continue Reading
This DIY idea comes from Bel Rossa Boutique, a blog and Etsy shop featuring hand-crafted textiles created from salvaged materials. Inspired by the book “Layered, Tattered and Stitched” by Ruth Rae, these denim canvases are pretty simple to make (although a little time consuming)!
Ah, yes, “ye olde floppy disk”. If you happen to have some floating around or, per chance, were hoarding them for use as some sort of futuristic currency, it’s time to turn them into something of actual value: indoor planters. I’m even going to go out on a limb here and say that were you to sport a few of these on your desk at work, you’d have the coolest cubicle in town!
Even if you don’t have a cubicle, you’ve got to admit that these floppy disk planters are kinda sweet. Continue Reading
Okay you guys. If there was ever a “Why didn’t I think of that?!” project, this is it! I mean, we’re talking beyond brilliant, beyond clever, and beyond EASY. This DIY idea is just plain smart.
Leave it to the always clever, always crafty Kate from Centsational Girl to come up with a creative use for old paint cans. If you’re like me and have an ever-growing stash of nearly-empty paint cans from projects gone by, this is one thrifty DIY you’ll definitely want to jump on! Continue Reading