So it is officially the first day of fall, and I thought I would celebrate with a cute DIY pumpkin box. Fall is my favorite season, and I would be doing it a complete injustice if I didn’t have at least something that represented what I love most…everything pumpkin. Now, for all those who know me, I have to make it my own, so it’s an abstract pumpkin box that is super easy to make and has really cute storage for maybe some candy, keys or miscellaneous items that don’t yet have a home. The best part about this project was I was able to use scrap wood! So, high five for no cost to me! I’m sure you can find some scraps laying around also…it really doesn’t take much at all.
My hallway had been drab for so long. It is really wide, plain, and everything was basic and neutral. Nothing seemed to stand out. I had been struggling with what to do with it for a long time. I added an accent table that I built and put some nice wooden block letters on it, but it was too small for the space. It ended up looking like a mouse in a castle…if that’s even an expression. So, now I think I have found the solution with an adorable built in, and I hope to present it to you guys very soon. Not only will it offer much needed decoration, but some much needed storage space as well.
As for now, it is simply a painted door. But just painting the door at this point has given so much more life to the hallway. A couple of coats of paint, an hour of time, and I was finished, just like that. In fact, I have ideas for painting more doors. It adds just the right amount of spark needed.
If you can remember, my daughter decided a while back that she wanted a Vintage Paris themed room. Of course, she has added her own little eccentric twists like a bold purple couch, but just enough to show her personality. So, I decided to build her a desk and bookcase to “fit” the design of her room. We used modge podge to create a unique addition to the desk that you can check out here. The bookcase itself also has some little details that I think makes it stand out from the standard everyday bookcase. It is amazing how adding just a few changes to a basic design can make such a big impact.
One day while I was again window shopping in Kirkland’s, I saw some really cute orbs that were simply covered with strips of ribbon and placed in a cute basket. I thought it would be such a great idea for a living room table. The possibilities were endless. So, I decided to add my own little twist and create a few of them. I know I’m biased, but I think they turned out pretty awesome. The good news is you can be as creative as you like!
For some reason whenever I finish putting down a floor, I always take an extra couple of months before I’m ready to put down the shoe molding. Why? It is definitely not because it is hard, but maybe because sometimes I procrastinate. And I will not tell a lie, I hated trying to measure the length that I needed with tape measures, holding it against the wall, etc. So, today I have to show you a really easy way to measure and cut those angles. Trust me; this will make your life very simple.
So, I’m kind of obsessed with desks, but when you have as many people living in your house as I do you would understand. Someone always needs you to sign something, write something down, kids have to do homework, etc…you get the point. Well, this desk is super quick and easy to build and fits in small spaces.