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DIY: Jewelry Display

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I have been on the hunt for a new way to store my jewelry. I wanted something that wouldn’t take up too much space. So, last week I headed out to Givits “Thrift & Recycle” with my mom(Lj as I call her… it keeps her young) searching for treasures. That is when I found this  beauty!

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Say what you want she is a damsel in distress and I was there to save her! Everything was HALF OFF! (They ended up having a 90% off just days later..hmph! But none the less I was still excited about my purchases) Priced at $7, I snatched her up at $3.50. Not a bad price if I say so myself.

This project didn’t take long at all. Lets get right to it!

The old fireplace screen needed to be cleaned up, so with a little tlc (scrubbing) all of the gunk was removed. Next I used white spray paint. It took two coats to get nice and white. Finally, I bought some s-hooks to hang my jewelry. I am so excited about how it turned out!

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Have you made your own jewelry display? Share in the comments below, I would love to see all your ideas!

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DIY: Bathroom Signs

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DIY: Bathroom Signs

  • Two Chalkboards
  • Chalk

Last year I got the opportunity to use my crafting skills on projects for my friend’s wedding! This was probably one of the easiest/most fun project I worked on. When creating the signs, I looked up outline male/female images on Google to get inspiration. Simply draw on and shade in! The ideas are endless!

Have you made your own bathroom signs? Share in the comments below, I would love to see all your ideas!

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DIY: Hidden Book Storage

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So, I originally created this DIY for an old blog (briteideasbydesign.com) I attempted to start a few (2 years) ago. I wanted to bring this to my new site because it is one of my favorite projects I have done to date! Before everyone starts freaking out, I love books just as much as the next person. (I am currently reading Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn) I know some of you will be upset (disgusted) that I took a book and destroyed it. But hear me out. These books are from garage sales that would have ended up in the trash had I not bought them (convinced yet…. let me try harder) Many of them have been destroyed by the years of use(abuse) they have received. It’s not like I sacrificed children to create this project and we all know that we can’t save all the books. Point is, I understand where you are coming from but you have to know that there are so many books that get thrown away daily… Look at this as a way to re-purpose the old warn out books that are doomed for the trash. That is all I can say on the matter (haters are gonna hate) Look at this as a good thing not a bad. 🙂

DIY: Hidden Book Storage

  • Box (create your own to size or buy one that fits your bookcase)
  • Books (hit up garage sales for the doomed for trash books please 😉 )
  • Saw or X-acto knife
  • Glue gun & glue sticks

1. Cut the binding of the books that will be glued to your box. I used a saw but you could also cut them using an X-acto knife. Leave the front page and back page of my first and last book so you were not able to see the box from the sides.

2. Begin gluing the first book onto the box. I started with the left side; glued on the cover then the binding on the top.

3. Continue to glue across the front of the box. Once you reach the last book, glue binding then front cover to side of box.

4. Allow books to dry.

5. Time to put your boxes on display!

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