All of this writing has made me look around the house a lot. I already look around the house a lot on a regular day, but since starting this series I’ve been pushed to really look at everything, almost critically. Well, maybe that’s an inappropriate word choice… I don’t mean I’m critical of my house, I mean I look at objects more critically and ask more questions about them like: Do I need this? What can I use it for? How can I turn this into something that brings purpose into my home?
With that being said, looking and questioning and thinking have me daydreaming of DYI projects all day long! Here are some of my current faves. Just click the photos to be taken to the original sites these came from.
We have some pallets currently sitting in our garage, just begging to be made into something awesome… like these shelves! With 100’s of pallet projects out there, I could do a blog post about them alone (and I probably will!)
Chalkboard anything is almost an obsession these days. Let’s face it, it’s just so convenient to have a surface you can write on over and over , and personally it takes me back to elementary school – all kids ever seemed to want was to write on the chalkboard. Holding chalk had power somehow! So, why not use trays to have these magical surfaces on?
We have this huge walk-in pantry at our house. It’s magical, but it’s also a mess – as you can imagine, it’s the black hole, where everything goes! It badly needs to be organized and I have dreams that it will someday look a little something like this, oh and it brings my love of organizing together with my love of the dollar store. YES!
Now that we’re on storage and organizing… How awesome would it be to have a linen closet like this? Doors are overrated anyway, right? I would just change the labels for towels, sheets, etc.This is a little wishful DYI project for the office, or master bedroom (for my jewelry), or even the bathroom. I think it’s just so darn cute, and looks like it’d be fun to make!
Lastly, I contemplated whether or not to even post this because if I post one picture with a glass container and label I love, I thought I’d have to post them all! And I have lots. But I love the labels. I love labels, period! This has such appeal to me because of the phonetic component and the dictionary look. Maybe it’s the teacher in me, or the fact that these are just plain adorbs!
This is it for now. It’s a lot to do, but I think slowly we can achieve some of these goals, right? It’s these kind of details, this care and time put into a place that help me nest and help me build a home for us. I think it could be pretty great!
Check the full 31 day series here.