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For Christmas my lovey created this fantastic piece of art. I zoomed in a bit too far so you can’t see the burlap corners her attached, the awesome paint job on the canvas, or the true joy of the map. He had a friend send him postcards from around the world and the pins lead to postcards from said places.

 

This is one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received. I really love maps and I’m a huge postcard collector! He really won the cake with this one. Isn’t he crafty?

I hope you all had a heartwarming moment or two in the rush of the Hanukkah and Christmas holidays!

Diy: closet system

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This gorgeous piece of work took us the entire day to install! We bought it on clearance at The Home Depot and thought it’d be wonderful for us. The install was a pain in the ass due to our weird ceiling height and the toggle bolts (fancy handyman word) required. But, we kept at it and it looks great and is functional.

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This is before we stuffed our items in it. The blue beam in the center is the color the entire room will be soon (not yellow).

We have zero bathroom storage or extra room besides the closet so we made the most of it.

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Hanging racks for belts, watches, and necklaces.

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We bought a hanging cube for our towels and bathroom supplies. A great idea!

I’m loving our organization at the house. It feels like a great start when your bedroom isn’t a disaster.

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Diy: painting stripes

Today we took on a closet renovation. We bought a closet organizing system and wanted the back wall to have something interesting. Today we settled on stripes. Our bedroom will be Behr’s Prairie Sky so we used that as the accent stripe color. For the main closet color we used Glidden’s Silver Reflection. I followed another blog’s stripe painting instructions to the letter and had a great result.

You’ll need frog tape, a level, pencil, paint of your choice and a steady hand.

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Before: Typical white closet with warped shelf and wood planks holding it all together.

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Measure how big you want your lines. I did 5 inches for the blue and left 7 inches of the gray.

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Real women wear pink? Whatever, they are comfortable. Ha ha. Drawing my perfectly level lines.

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Tape off the base color of your lines to give room for painting the accent. Paint along the tape in your accent color in case it decides to bleed. My blue paint looks white but oh well. You get the idea.

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All of my accent stripes are painted with 2 coats.

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Pull tape off immediately, do not let it dry because it could pull paint off if it gets too dry.

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My beautiful striped closet.
Tomorrow we install the closet organizer, look for more photos then!

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