35 uses for IKEA’s VARIERA plastic bag dispenser

As you probably know, IKEA is one of my favorite stores. They have so many great products and many of their products are perfect for altering or "hacking". IKEA's VARIERA plastic bag holder is no exception. This versatile product can be used in literally dozens of different ways. Here's the basic VARIERA plastic bag holder from IKEA. It's purpose is to hold plastic grocery bags. This item is great as-is, hung in a kitchen, mud room, or laundry room. BUT! There are also so many other really cool uses for the VARIERA plastic bag holder. This item gets pretty darn creative when you … [Read more...]

How to build your own closet built-ins using a Billy bookcase (IKEA hack)

Hey guys! Today I'm sharing a quick and easy tutorial from our last house, Kinsey's bedroom specifically, that can easily be applied to any reach-in closet. The tutorial of the day - how to build your own closet built-ins using a Billy bookcase from Ikea, a few pieces of MDF, several 1x2s, and a clothing rod. I've also got a great tutorial for installing shelving in a closet here. To complete this project you will need (affiliate links): Billy bookcase extra Billy shelves for the bookcase 1/2"x11"x{length you need to fit in your closet} MDF or shelving material wooden … [Read more...]

Awesome LEGO storage for the brick enthusiast

If I were more organized I would have created a word for 2012. And that word would be ORGANIZE. I have been trying really hard to get my house and life organized. Is it just me or do you feel like clutter is taking over your life? One of the things that drives me coo-coo cra-zeee are... LEGOS. They are everywhere. I swear they grow and multiply at night while we are sleeping. I have permanent indentions in my feet from stepping on the little buggers. I tried a few years ago to organize them all with these plastic drawers I found, but there are more legos than … [Read more...]

Polkadot pom-pom curtains tutorial

I am so excited to show you my newest project!!! My daughter's room has S-L-O-W-L-Y been getting a royal makeover. You can see all the updates here. This week I finally got around to making and hanging some new curtains for her. And I am so stinkin' thrilled about how they turned out! I'm calling them the Polkadot Pom-Pom Curtains. (...With Ribbon Ties made the title way too long.) These fun bright curtains have a little of everything. Ric-Rac, pom-poms, ribbon, & polkadots! ** All items used will be listed with links at the bottom of this post. ** I don't … [Read more...]