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Minimal DIY Entryway Coat Rack

04.11.17

Minimal DIY Entryway Coat Rack

This minimal DIY entryway coat rack is simple to make with a power drill and just a few supplies. Dowel pegs can hold your bags and jackets and a shelf can catch your keys and provide a spot for decoration!

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY IKEA STOUGHTON, BUT ALL IDEAS & OPINIONS ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN.

My favorite thing about the entryway makeover — other than the stenciled floor, and the copper mirror, and the BESTA storage — ok I can’t really pick a true favorite, but one of the things I really love is the minimal DIY entryway coat rack.  Not only is it a lovely change to have our jackets accessible and organized, but having a space on the shelf with some plants and accessories makes me smile every time I come home.

This minimal DIY entryway coat rack is simple to make with a power drill and just a few supplies. Dowel pegs can hold your bags and jackets and a shelf can catch your keys and provide a spot for decoration!

This minimal DIY entryway coat rack is simple to make with a power drill and just a few supplies. Dowel pegs can hold your bags and jackets and a shelf can catch your keys and provide a spot for decoration!

But the very BEST part of the shelf/coatrack hybrid? It only took one afternoon to make! All you need is a power drill and a few supplies and you can make your own. Ready? Read More

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DIY Modern Brushstroke Easter Eggs

03.29.17

Make these DIY modern brushstroke Easter eggs in any color you like. I have to admit I struggle with craft ideas for certain holidays. 4th of July is a tough one, I skipped St. Patrick’s Day altogether, and I never know what to do with pumpkins. The problem is I prefer to make more unique things that don’t scream “HOLIDAYS!” and that is hard when everything under the sun has been done to pumpkins, or in this case, Easter eggs. Everything under the sun has been done to Easter eggs.

So for Easter this year I decided to give myself a break on originality and just make something pretty that I like. I came across this beautiful screenprint by Damien Tran and loved the pattern, which is how these DIY modern brushstroke Easter eggs came to be. An Easter craft inspired by high art, why not?

Make these DIY modern brushstroke Easter eggs in any color you like.

Make these DIY modern brushstroke Easter eggs in any color you like. Read More

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A Bright Organized Entryway — The Reveal

03.23.17
THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY IKEA STOUGHTON, BUT ALL IDEAS & OPINIONS ARE ENTIRELY MY OWN.

It’s here! It’s here! The organized entryway makeover reveal has come at last!

So I showed you yesterday how I went completely overboard with the amount of work I put into this. I mean who knew a 30 square foot space could take five weeks to complete??

Last night I came home through the refinished entryway for the first time and it felt SO. GOOD. That first impression of your home really is everything. It’s clean, it’s organized, it’s friggin’ pretty, and above all it’s not ARMY GREEN.

Enough talk, let’s get to the pictures.

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Renovating the Entryway — A Tale of Too Much Ambition

03.21.17
This post is sponsored by IKEA Stoughton, but all words/ideas/opinions are entirely my own.
Entryway Renovation @idlehandsawake

You know you might be a little too into IKEA when your DIY project leads you to punch yourself in the face, and your first thought is “still worth it.”

My simple makeover rapidly turned from an easy paint-and-furniture refresh to a partial gut entryway renovation. The sequence goes something like this:

+++ Remove the (poorly) built-in shelves and cabinets. The wall behind the cabinet reveals that there is original wood beadboard behind the army green mdf faux-tile panels.

Entryway Renovation @idlehandsawake

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