I’m very slowly beginning the process of decorating our new home, and focusing on the areas where inspiration strikes me the most. Dub’s room is the one I have the most concrete vision for, and I knew exactly where I wanted to start when I saw this idea from Navy Bean Lane.
I immediately set out taking images of the things most important to Dub. He loved being able to be a part of it in this way. I sent the images to the FedEx copy store and ordered 18×24 engineer prints. Not only do I love how they turned out, but you can’t beat the price! All four for around $20.
I’m super happy with how this project turned out. Dub and I may or may not have hung out in his room and just stared at them for awhile. He tells me he plans to use the frames as mini shelves for all his important little treasures.
Last weekend I had the DIY bug – I was really in the mood for a project but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. We’re planning to sell our home within the year and don’t want to invest much more into this house.
However, we also have a lack of closet space that we needed to solve for right away. We have just a tiny coat closet and no mudroom. So, we decided to make our garage space a little more functional – and while we were at it, why not make it look pretty, too?
So, in one weekend we completed a small garage makeover for just $120.
We painted the garage door and steps using outdoor Benjaman Moore paint. I used a small $5 can of Minwax Wood Stain in Jacobean for the top of the stair steps. I used some extra vinyl and made the “welcome” door sign and stair numbers using my Silhouette SD. We then bought four panels of wainscoting, pre-primed strips of lumber, and used the same white Benjaman Moore paint (just the untinted base white color) to create a nice clean look on the back wall.
I wanted to add hooks but found most larger hooks to be a bit pricey. The best option I found was to buy the Ikea LEKSVIK Rack and just use the hooks from it, netting out to $2 per hook. (I plan to use the wood for another DIY project in the near future.)
We then moved a small Target bookshelf into the garage that we were about to sell in a garage sale anyway, and found that it works pretty great for storing hats, scarves and mittens. I got the bins at HomeGoods (but I also love these) and added a cute rug.
Not bad for just $120, right? What creative ways have you found to add storage to your home? Let me know in the comments below.