Category: DIY

How to Repurpose a Crib Rail into a Gate

Of the 4 sides of the crib, this piece works the best because of its length and girth.
A few years ago, I decided to take a crack at fixing the gate between my deck and the side fence in my yard.   I didn’t understand why the previous owner had a gate there.  Now that I have children, I completely understand the need.  Alas, my attempt in 2014 sucked and I left it... Read more »

Sometimes even the simplest DIY projects become complex

<strong>Location</strong>: This under utilized power outlet is the ideal location for a charging station because while it is in the center of the kitchen, it is also off to the side and has enough counter space to support an iPad in an upright position.
On a recent visit to my in-laws, my FIL gave me a spare USB Charging Electrical Outlet they had lying around.  As much as I embrace technology, I didn’t really feel like I need one of these in our house any time soon.  But since they gave it to me for free, essentially saving me... Read more »

DIY Quick Fix: Repairing a hole in a plaster wall

So this happened.
A couple of weeks ago I had to repair a hole in our upstairs hallway.  The  reason I had to repair it is because I foolishly lost my temper and slammed my fist against the wall.  I really didn’t think I hit it that hard but apparently I caught the plaster at the right angle... Read more »

DIY Closet Shelf

<strong>Before:</strong>  There is over two feet of unused space at the top of our closet.  Adding another shelf would allow me to move less frequently used items higher up and recapture the two lower shelves for more frequently used items like bed linens.
A short while ago I had Erin from Organizing with Erin come over and evaluate our storage situation.  One thing she suggested was adding a shelf to our bedroom closet.  There were several ways I could go with this suggestion.  The easiest would be to get a board, plop it on some books and call... Read more »

DIY Garage Storage Project: Proslat Slatwall

<strong>Before: </strong> A lot of wasted space
Ever since we moved into our house two plus years ago, I have wanted to improve the look and utility of our garage.  My garage is a little unique because I have garage doors in the front and back  which means I lose a wall and ceiling worth of storage space.  So I needed a... Read more »