George is on his annual Florida Keys trip and I have been keeping myself ( & Sarah) very busy with home improvement projects. I haven't really gotten into Pinterest, but Erin showed me a few things the other day and kinda got me hooked. I'm probably not on it as much as most "pinners" are, but I have found several DIY projects that I was dying to do.
First, I painted our hallway between the master bedroom and Reagan's room. It's just a nice tan and I also painted the closets. They needed it desperately because the walls were covered with water stains. They look so fresh now. I also reorganized the closets because I have a rather large health & beauty stockpile. I realize that you may not be as excited about my new closets as I am, but I'm sharing anyways!
Matt & Sarah were gracious enough to come over and teach me how to use a drill. My first drilling project was hanging our ironing board and iron on the back of our hallway closet door. I never considered using the back of doors so much, but I found several ideas on Pinterest and it's great unused space!
My next project was making a bench seat for some recently purchased IKEA shelves.
Reagan was dying to help Aunt Sarah and since she kept picking up the real hammer and pliers, I gave in and found her a toy hammer.
My completed bench seat! All I have to do is put little bumper pads underneath so it doesn't slide around.
I bought this sign in South Carolina. I loved it! I hung this one all by myself, too!
Hannah and Kate have SO many stuffed animals and dolls that just lay around their room. I saw another cute idea on Pinterest about painting a garbage can and using it for toy storage. So I bought a 30 gallon metal trash can from Home Depot and a couple of cans of spray paint. I got sick of everything in their room being pink so I went with a lilac color. I then sewed some fabric around the outside just to give it some character. The fabric didn't quite reach the entire way around, but I also think I want to line the entire trash can so this project has a little bit more work to it.
I'm just really excited to feel productive and make my "workspace" into something nice and homey for my family! I have more painting projects in the near future so stay tuned...