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{DIY Jewelry Organizer}

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So I’m a little embarrassed by this……. We moved into our new house last July and this is how I’ve been storing all of my necklaces- in this lovely plastic storage bin!  Yeah…not so great.
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As you can imagine…I had quite the mess of knotted-up necklaces.  It has been driving me CRAZY and so I finally decided to do something about it.
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I have A LOT of necklaces and so I was having a hard time figuring out how I was going to organize all of them (I had over 80 necklaces and decided I probably needed to get rid of some – like 30!)

So one day I came across a box of cup hooks that I had laying around and a little light bulb went off in my head.  It was the perfect solution!  Now this project is super-duper cheap (my kind of project)  I think the cup hooks cost between $1-$2.  Then I got a 1×4 from the hardware store, used some silver spray paint I already had, some wrapping paper I already had and some Mod Podge to apply it.  So it literally cost me less than $10 for this project.
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First I started by cutting my 1×4 to the size I wanted (which turned out to be 21 inches)  jewelry4
Then I gave it a coat of some nice shiny silver paint to match the silver chevron wrapping paper I used.  jewelry5
After it was dry I traced my board onto the back of the wrapping paper to cut out a piece to mod podge onto the front of it.jewelry6
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And adhere your wrapping paper to it.  Seriously, so easy.  Now you can use whatever kind of paper you want to but I chose wrapping paper because it comes in longer sheets and I liked the sheen it had.  And I chose this chevron pattern for a reason…jewelry9
It made it super easy to mark where I was going to put my cup hooks!jewelry10
To make this project a little easier on your fingers I would definitely pre-drill your holes before you twist your cup hooks into the wood.  I chose a drill bit that was just smaller than my cup hooks (sorry I’m not sure exactly what size).  Then you just twist your cup hooks in (warning: this will hurt your fingers so maybe wear some gloves for this part!)jewelry11
Here’s what it looked like once I had inserted all of my cup hooksjewelry12 jewelry13 jewelry14
I nailed a picture hanger to the back and hung it on my wall and… VOILA!  Now I have a place to store all my necklaces!  I hope this can be a helpful project for all you DIYer’s out there who need something like this too!jewelry15 jewelry17 jewelry16
MarKaySig

{Recliner Makeover}

By featured DIYer, Shauna Jones

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I have an amazing DIYer friend named Shauna Jones.  She does some of the most incredible projects and so I wanted to share them with all of you!  She’s one of those girls that’s not afraid to get her hands dirty or to take on a project by herself- and she does a great job!  Her blog is Jones Inc.  Go check it out!

One of Shauna’s recent projects was recovering her recliner.  Now that’s quite the project to tackle!  She had this old recliner that she had used forever and had so much sentimental value that she just couldn’t get rid of it.  She had never taken on a project like this so she used online tutorials as her guide and then as she took her recliner apart she used the old pieces as her templates for her new ones.  Now that’s genius!

I love how it turned out and now she gets to keep this piece of furniture that has meant so much to her over the years – just by breathing some new life into it!

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{Hydrangea Wreath}

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 This is the wreath I made for my mom for Mother’s Day.  She loves the color purple and hydrangeas so I thought this would be perfect.  I was in such a hurry to put this together (we went out of town this weekend) that I forgot to take pictures while I was putting it together!  But here’s how I did it…

I bought a 12 inch chipboard wreath form from Hobby Lobby 1/2 off for only $2.  I love the BIG hydrangeas and got these at Michaels (also 1/2 off – about $4 a piece).  I cut the flowers off of the stems and there was still bit of stem left…so I decided instead of hot gluing them I would drill holes through the form to stick them in and then also hot glued inside the hole to hold them in place.  Then I hot glued some of the leaves between the hydrangeas.  To top it off I just bought some matching purple ribbon to hang it with.  Simple and beautiful :)

MarKaySig

{DIY Message Board}

DIYMessageBoardThis is one of my favorite DIY projects ever!  I made this with my 13 year old daughter Kamry for her bedroom.  It was so fun to do together and was super easy!

We started off by getting a plain old cork board (24×36), some upholstery nails and some fabric.  You will also need a staple gun, duct tape and a picture hanger.
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First, cut your fabric to be about 2 inches larger all around (26×38).  If you have fabric wider than 38″ (and most of the time it is) then you can get away with less than a yard of fabric to make this.  I let Kamry pick out her fabric and she chose this coral colored scallop print (good choice)
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I started off by tacking down the corners to make sure that the fabric was taut.  Then you just start pushing in your nail head trim (the fun part!)  It didn’t take long to figure out the best way to make it work.  You just want to push them in so they lay right next to the edge of the frame and try to get them in as straight of a line as possible.  Kamry had a lot of fun helping me with this part.
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This size of cork board took about 9 packages of upholstery nails (30 in a package).  That’s where I miscalculated.  I bought 8 packages and you can see that I was barely short….  So I had to go back and buy one more package (learn from my mistake!)
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(Here’s the part I forgot to get a picture of…) I folded the extra fabric around to the back and used my staple gun to hold it in place.  You will find that after you’ve done all of this that your upholstery nails will be sticking through the back so I just applied some duct tape over them.  Then you just hammer your picture hanger onto the back and it’s ready to hang!
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Ta-Da!  Now Kamry has an adorable new message board she can hang all of her pictures on (I must admit- these are not her pictures…I didn’t think One Direction pictures would do this justice)

So much better than a boring old cork board
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MarKaySig

{DIY With Metallics}

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Metallics accents are all the rage right now in home decor and creating your own blinged out treasure is easier than you might think!

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This is your secret weapon ~ Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint.  It comes in 6 shimmering shades (gold being my personal fav)

This stuff is amazing… You can turn anything old, ugly and drab into something new, shiny and fab!  Here are some super chic DIY projects you can make yourself

Use painter’s tape‬ to create this ‪DIY‬ linear gold pattern on any furniture

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(Photo credit by Better After)

Jazz up an old ornate frame to make a gorgeous gilded chalkboard

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(Photo credit by Miss Mustard Seed)

Who doesn’t have a boring old box?  Upcycle it with some paint and fabric and you’ve got a lovely little container

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(Photo credit by Homey Oh My!)

I love this vase!  Just tape off your stripes to create a beautiful centerpiece

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(Photo credit by Skip To My Lou)

And this chevron tray would be a great addition to any room!

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(Photo credit by Lovely Scrolling)

The sky is the limit with all the things you can do with this stuff.  I think I might just go a little metallic spray paint crazy!