My Craft Closet: Organization Tips and Ideas Part 2 (small home/ BIG IDEAS)

Craft closet organization- small home  big ideas.

I’m so excited to reveal the rest of my craft closet with you today! If you read part one of my craft closet reveal , then you got a glimpse of how terribly cluttered it had gotten. If you’re like me, frustration leads to motivation. Needless to say, I was beyond frustrated with the state of my craft closet. I can totally blame my lack of organization over the past year on being creative. See…there’s even this

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8 Great Craft Closets: Organization Ideas

8 Great Craft Closet Ideas

Remember at the beginning of the year when I was determined to get all of my hall closets in order? I managed to get two out of the four complete (see here and here), but my craft closet has been the most disorganized out of all of them so I’ve avoided it for the past six months. Ah! I can finally say I’ve started tackling the monstrosity that hid behind that closet door. The full

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Easy Makeup Organization Using Fabric-Covered Tin Cans

Use fabric covered tin cans to organize makeup and brushes

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media GroupĀ® and All You, but all my opinions are my own. #lifeforless #pmedia Living in a smaller home poses many challenges. Our master bathroom is only 5′ X 8′ so it’s a good thing Mr. Simplicity and I work opposite shifts. Otherwise, he’d be getting the accidental elbow to the abdomen every morning. And I feel lucky that he’s not a

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Hot Wheels Car Jar {A Colorful Toy Storage Idea}

Hot Wheels car jar tutorial

This past week, I received a sweet comment from a reader about our youngest boys’ bedroom. “I just discovered your blog and I keep coming back to this page because this is a GREAT KIDS BEDROOM!!! I love all of the ideas, especially the bookshelf and the jar of toy cars, but will you please give a few pointers on how you made it (or where you bought it)?” Now seemed like the perfect time

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Decoupaged Magnetic Map Tray

Magnetic map tray- Dollar Tree Craft Project

There are two things I’ll never get tired of…working with Mod Podge and decorating with maps. Vintage maps can be hard to find, too fragile to work with, and often times the colors aren’t quite right. So, imagine my excitement when I recently found an inexpensive map online that had vibrant colors and was also printed on thick archival paper. This map would look lovely framed, but I decided I would use it to decoupage

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Vintage Inspired Guest Bathroom Reveal

Vintage inspired guest bathroom reveal by Simplicity in the South

Remember when I hinted at the end of my hallway reveal that my next room makeover would be our guest bathroom? Well, today’s the day I get to share it with you! Some of the changes like the new wall color and vanity makeover were made recently. Other (more time-consuming and expensive) changes, such as the granite countertop, new tile floor and wainscoting were made long before I started blogging. I’ll follow up with tutorials,

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DIY Decoupaged Vintage Apothecary Jars

diy decoupaged vintage label jars

I’ve tried my hand at decoupaging galvanized metal, wood, and plastic but until now I’ve never tried Mod Podge on glass. Today, I’ll show you how easy it is to take cheap spice jars and make them look like vintage apothecary jars. Last month, I ventured up to Asheville, North Carolina in search of antique stores in the area. Thank you to those on Facebook and Twitter that clued me in to The Antique Tobacco

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Linen Closet Organization: small home/ BIG IDEAS

Hall linen closet organization ideas

There was a fleeting moment that I felt like straightening up our linen closet while I was taking the before pictures. It’s kind of like when you clean the house before the cleaning lady gets there. I thought, “I can’t possibly show everyone how guilty I am of closet-neglect for the past three years”. But after reading some of the sweet comments from my last hall closet organization post, I’ve realized that a lot of

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Hall Closet Organization: small home / BIG IDEAS

Hall closet organization.

One of my resolutions for 2013 is to have my hallway project complete. I’ll give more details later, but I will give you a hint and tell you that I will be busy putting up wainscoting. I can hardly wait to see the end result! Part of my plans to makeover the hallway will be tackling the disorganized mess that lurks behind the hallway closet doors. We have four closets in our hallway, but the

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