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Crafts: Craft Area Makeover!

3 Sep

First off – a big thanks to my awesome Engineer Dad for helping me plan/organize/and decide what to purchase for my craft organization makeover! This is just the BEGINNING of a lot of storage happenings that are coming soon. Here are some pictures!

This is the before picture .. and I know – its blank and boring. And it’s also the tiniest craft area I’ve ever seen 😦  But at least I have one right?

HOORRAYY!! All my stuff is finally OFF of my table so when I need to cut yards of fabric – I can actually lay it out on my table – what a genius idea! 😉

I got this wire rack and plastic containers from The Container Store. It was TOTALLY worth every penny. Easy to assemble and as long as you make sure to get the nails in studs it can hold anything – note the huge container of paint and I’ll admit it’s really heavy – and it’s hanging on without a problem!

I also have to give credit to the cute owl and bird tags I bought from Sarah – her etsy page is here – as much as I would love to say I made them I didn’t – she totally rocks!

These awesome box shelves I found at a yard sale for five bucks. It wish you could see it better but the lighting was horrible. The top shelf has ribbon rolls in it, the middle my pin cushion, staples, and paperclips, and then the huge pencil holder. I love the color of that thing!!

So far this has been a pretty inexpensive makeover! Everything at The Container Store was on sale from the college rush and I am all for finding things at yard sales and thrift stores – wiping them clean – maybe even a little spray paint – and making them brand new! I really want to get some scrapbook paper and attach it to the back so there’s a little color pop in each one. That will be another project for another day though!

Tomorrow my dad and I are working on some pre-existing shelving units we have in order to make them storage spaces for my stock of fabric – which I also need to go buy some so I actually have more than just a few yards of each.. I might do that tomorrow if I have extra time!

I’m loving this weekend!! ❤

More fun to come so stay tuned!!

Love Always,

J

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Daily Life: Happy Mommy’s Day To Me!

7 May

This morning I woke up with a list of garage sales to go to! My sister sent me this seriously AWESOME website where you put in your zip code and what you’re looking for (Clothing, Furniture, Baby Stuff, Kitchenware, Etc.) and it tells you where all the garage sales are and what all they are selling! SUPER COOL! If you want to check it out its: http://yardsaletreasuremap.com/

Not only did I have a great time hanging out with my mom but I found some seriously awesome deals. I went to this one place that was selling sewing stuff, fabric, batting, etc. and I got all this for a dollar! Some of these are 4 yards but most of them are 1-2 yards:

Hoorayyy! Then we went to another place and I snagged these frame boxes to hang up on my wall. They need a little TLC (cleaning) but I am so excited to use this for decorations.

Totally off subject .. my mother-in-law was going through her scrapbooking stuff and gave me a box of goodies, so you’ll be seeing some of this stuff when I get some crafting time.

I also bought these with my monthly crafting allowance from my mom (a Christmas present I highly recommend to crafty people who need a budget and to not spend all the money at once!!) I’ll be using this for picture frames and report cards!

And of course I am throwing in a picture of E in the middle of chowing down on some crackers. This face is my mother’s day gift 😀

What a cutie pie!

So hopefully there will be some awesome crafty things coming out of this huge find at the garage sales! Now I just need some time 😉

Love Always,

J

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