Friday, June 8, 2012

Kitchen Drawer Dividers...

If there is one room in the house where the issue of storage makes me crazy, it is the kitchen! Like most homes, we have one really big drawer...seemed awesome until you realize the back 6 inches is almost inaccessible. After....say almost 10 years of living here I was fed up. I saw a pin on Pinterest ( that place), and got to work. First...I emptied the drawer and found a new home (my Mom) for the nice divider that was in there. Wish I had taken pics of the whole process...I did this a few months ago. I went to Lowes and bought a few pieces of trim two widths...only used one size on the big drawer.
We had a few things that came out of the second drawer and needed to be in this one, so I laid the biggest things out where I wanted them and measured and cut the wood as I went...nothing is secured yet! We kept moving pieces until I liked the set up. I LOVE that both the big rolling pin and grilling tools now fit in here! Once everything was ready, we used Gorilla Wood Glue on the bottom and sides of each piece and stuck them back in. Once that set up (it was fast!), we turned it over and drilled screws into the two longest pieces for stability.
So, here it is finished. See how much more usable the back of the drawer is now? I LOVE it! I do wish I had taken the time to paint the wood white first....Lesson learned.

Well, that turned out great. But...the small drawer we stuffed with grilling tools, etc is now empty and my silverware needs a home. We used wood trim that was half the width for this one....we tried the regular was hard to get your hands in and out. We did it the same way. I have to say, this works better than any divider I have ever tried!
With my husbands help, we finished both drawers one evening after putting the kiddos to bed. It's much more organized now! A few months later...I still open the big drawer to get a fork...10 years of them being there takes time to get over, I suppose. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made a difference in my kitchen! I have a couple more kitchen ideas to share as well. And many more projects to get started on!

Cost of wood & glue --- $10. Not bad at all!

Till next time! ~ Naomi

Monday, June 4, 2012

Accountability...I need some!

This blog may be procrastination dates way back. I have good intentions. Heck, a lot of people wouldn't believe I have a massive list of things to get to, or that a few of those things have been on the list longer than I would like to admit. I won't post my entire list...Bloggers server may not hold it;) I will however share with you a few of the things I really want to get to soon. By making these public, I am to a big degree...more accountable to make time to finally get them done. So..without further ado...and in no particular order of importance...the List.

Master Bedroom:
Frame Decorative papers I bought 2 years ago...whew...hurts to even admit that:(

Master Bathroom:
Paint --- also painting needs to be updated in many rooms...will not list that. Bathroom has never been painted and is contractor off-white...blah!
Frame or replace the HUGE mirror.
Replace recessed light with pendant lamp.

Frame kids style.

Dining Room:
Decide on window treatment.
Add some sort of kids art showcase.

WAY too much to mention...
Refinish this kitchen table that I got at the Flea Market for $25. Finish chairs too!

Do some work updating the garage door.

I have an antique mini secretary type desk I want to start on immediately.
I have an old oval framed mirror I picked up at the Flea Market last year with an ornate frame...need to transform this too!

So, there. The short version of a ton of projects to be done. Luckily in my mind, most of them are complete. Now, it's just the DOING. I'll hope you'll tag along and see how I do;)

Until next time...
Hi, everyone. I haven't been here in ages:( I know many of my crafty friends still follow me on their feed. I have started a new blog. I actually just published it today. It will still include some of my papercrafting. will be more well-rounded, including many of my other interests. DIY, and home organization ideas and tutorials as well as furniture re-purposing! I will also be sharing and reviewing homemade cleaners. The recipes I already use with amazing success will be loaded this week! I hope you'll jump over there and follow me!


First things first...

Hello! I have many projects on my To Do List, and while I am at it, I thought a blog would be a good way to share them as I go. I may feed my old stamping blog here since I will still include papercrafting projects here. Baby steps;) I hope you'll follow along on my journeys, celebrate in the successes, and learn from the failures! I have furniture to refinish/repurpose in the coming weeks. I will be sharing homemade cleaning recipes/reviews and ideas. Kids crafts/gifts/outings will also be thrown in for good measure...especially this summer as we all look to keep them busy;) About the only thing you won't find here is much about plants....I kill them all. Never intentionally. Still...they die. I try...maybe I will get better. Right now we're growing two tomato and two watermelon plants...well, the kids are. They're alive...for now. So, I will see you around my little slice of heaven...minus the picket fence!