Hole Repair, Tub Repair, Home Improvement
Not all repairs end well unfortunately, especially when following the vague directions listed in the packet.  So, today I will show you how NOT to repair a hole in the tub.

The short story behind the hole begins simply with my eight year old’s elbow pressing into the tub and…then the hole.  Now the tub is nothing special.  We bought the house brand new, but it came with the wonderful builder grade tub which showed by its lack of strength.  My husband and I decided that purchasing a new tub was simply not a priority at this time and because we are shower people, we opted to just leave it. 

Ughhh! I never manage to keep up with a pair of earrings or a necklace for long regardless of how many jewelry boxes I have bought or how many drawers I have allotted specifically for that purpose over the years.  So, I decided that I needed to fix my problem because I was tired of wasting money.  My solution…build something that is easy to use and sits easily on a dresser (which is where they all end up anyway).  So, the end result is this really cute jewelry holder that is literally made out of a few pieces of scrap wood and a plastic mesh canvas that you can find for cents in the yarn craft section.  And what will it organize?  Well try earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and ponytail holders (because I lose them tooJ)

I have to admit that I recently received the best birthday present ever that has allowed me to create the cutest “Fall” sign for our mantle.  It is the Cricut Explore…and this is not a paid or affiliated post…I really am one excited blogger!  It is worth every penny that my husband spentJ  And do you see the cute little “Candy” box.  It is super easy to make and very similar to the Pumpkin Box that I created earlier. The good thing about this box is, it really holds candy!

I’m so excited about my newest creation…a dump truck shaped colored pencil holder, because if your children are anything like mine organization is not priority. So, I hoped by creating a cute “toy like” holder for their supplies that I may win the war.  I also needed to finally try out my band saw that I’ve had since Christmas…yes, I said Christmas.  Time is not my friend. 

But today I finally got some “me” time, so I decided to try to create some things that have been on my idea list forever.  I really loved this one because not only is it really cute, but it is versatile as well and can hold crayons, pens, and markers also! It also is helps to downsize my pile of scrap wood:)  So, how do you create one of your own?  Well very easy…

I am so proud to finally be able to present my new entryway built-in to help complete my hallway transformation!  I am even happier that I will not have shoes scattered all over my kitchen floor, book bags and papers on my kitchen counters, and coats on my table.  It is truly a glorious day:)  And I have managed to build this for less than $150.00!  It has everything we need...shoe storage...coat rack...and shelving for storage.  The best part is that it is easy to build and I'm going to show you how to do it!  If you missed Part 1 of the hallway transformation click here. 

To start with, this entryway storage is built by building three pieces; two shelving units and a bench.  Then, they are all mounted to the studs in the walls and then all the trims and extras are added to create the beautiful built in that you are seeing now.