DIY Drawer turned Shoe Rack

My daughter has more shoes then my entire house hold put together.  And she’s only 2!  After our fire, we had so much amazing support from the community and Myra didn’t go with out a thing, especially shoes!  I needed to come up with a solution, the floor just wasn’t cutting it any more.  I had picked up a couple of lonely drawers from a bid site one day with Myra’s shoes on my mind. Here’s a quick tutorial on a great kids shoe storage!

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Here’s the second play kitchen I’ve made for our daughter!

So last year for our daughters first birthday, I turned an old entertainment unit into a play kitchen for her!  Then our house was burnt down and it was lost.  But she loved playing with it, it was one of her favorite things!  And now in our temporary house while ours is being rebuilt, we don’t have a lot of space, so the Ikea Duktig play kitchen is the perfect size!  But boy oh boy was it ever boring in my eyes.  So I decided to spice it up!

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Mid Century Side Tables UPDO

So, in the beautiful town I live in, once a year there is something called “Spring Clean Up” or “Free Dump Week”  This is my, and all furniture refinishers and crafters favorite time of year!  Everyone can put anything they want out for garbage pick up.  Now most people, like myself, put out items that I know others may want or need.  You may think it’s a little weird to have people rummaging through your garbage, but its a great way to recycle!  Anything that I put out that didn’t get picked up by my fellow garbage pickers, I would actually bring back in the house and donate to the thrift store soon after, so its not all going in the landfill 🙂

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80’s Headboard turned Book Nook

Do you remember those tacky 80’s headboards? The ones with built in shelves?  They were heavy, and dark, and awkward! Most of the time you could barely give them away for free, but here I was, jumping for joy when I found one for $10! I knew exactly what I wanted to do and already had my inspirational wallpaper on hand.  This was going to be our daughters new book nook!

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