Thursday, October 14, 2010

hodge:podge Inspired Star Wars Peg Board

As I was browsing through the blogosphere, I came across this great post by hodge:podge.  You can check it out here, tutorial and all! 

Once I saw this Star Wars inspired eye chart wall art, I knew I had to make one.  And I had just the person in mind to make it for.  I can't even begin to count the number of times I have watched the first trilogy (or for you die hard fans out there, Episodes 4-6)...usually because my big brother was watching it (over and over and over again).  Plus, since he just bought a new house and significantly downsized his garage/tool space, he is going to need a new system to organize his tools.

Hence, the Star Wars Eye Chart Tool Organizing Wall Art Peg Board...

Thanks hodge:podge for the great idea!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Quite possibly my favorite find of the year...

Sometimes we get it in our minds that we have to have a certain type or specific piece of furniture, and so we set out to find it.

...And sometimes a great piece of furniture just finds you. 

I wasn't even looking for an armoire.  In fact, I didn't even know I wanted one until I saw this...

Isn't it beautiful?

Can you believe it only cost $50?

How could I turn that down?  I guess I am kind of an idiot in this whole ordeal, because there were two of them and I only bought one.  I went back a couple of weeks later with the hopes that maybe...just would still be there, but obviously someone else saw the same beauty in this armoire that I saw. So, sadly I only have one.  But, oh how I do love the one I have!! 

As you can see, there are no shelves and only a hanging bar across the top.  I really wanted to use this to replace my dresser, so I was definitely going to need some shelves.  I ran down to Home Depot, bought a full sheet of plywood and had them cut the shelves for me while I was there. (They didn't fit the first time, but luckily they were too big and not too I was able to just take the shelves back to Home Depot and have them trimmed down to the right size.  Maybe someday I will learn to take my time and double check my measurements, but who are we kidding?  If I haven't learned by now, will I ever?) 

But, I digress...

Once I got the shelves cut, I could have just called it a day and loaded all of my clothes on the shelves...but where is the fun in that??

Instead, I decided to cover the shelves with fabric and line the back of the armoire. 

This was pretty easy. All you need is several pieces of fabric larger than your shelves and one large enough to cover the entire back side of the armoire and a staple gun.

I also bought a couple of baskets to hold my delicates.  I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, so I just bought the cheapest ones and added a little spray paint and new basket liners so they would go with my newly decorated armoire.

I couldn't be happier!!  Like I said, quite possibly my favorite find of the year...