Wednesday, September 19, 2012

One Dollar rubber band organization.

I have three little girls. They have lots of hair...lots of hair means lots of hair accessories. I always buy the rainbow colored, mini rubber bands for my two youngest. I have always stored them in a plastic sandwich bag. Why? I have mo idea...ghetto..yes. It worked for us though. I finally decided, one chaotic morning, that i was tired of digging through the bag to find the right color of band. I knew a trip to The Dollar Tree would give some ideas to organize these little guys.

This pillbox, was just what I needed, though I didn't care for the days of the week on top. I swiped them with a cotton ball dipped in acetone fingernail polish remover, and off came the days of the week.




So easy, and so organized!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Money Saving Monday

We've all seen them...the FABULOUS posts about making your own laundry detergent, and saving "LOADS" of money. I fully support that type of thing! Unfortunately, my time manager, does not. This little money saving trick took me mere minutes to complete... and that, my friends, is all the time I have for "projects" these days. I gathered my supplies: My "DELIGHTFUL~touch of softness~ detergent" that I LOVE!! My cheap-o, store brand detergent, and a large empty container.
I just mixed them up together (2 cheapo scoops, per one lovely scoop).
I printed out a cute label... though I wanted color...our ink is out.
Adhered my label to my plastic container, and ended up with this...
Not too shabby for 5-10 minutes of work. It still smells like lovely lavender, but I have twice as much!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thrifty Thursday

I just wanted to share a little project that I completed recently.
I got this coffee table at my local thrift store. I loved the lines of it, and thought it had great potential. The finish HAD to go though...
I topped it with a quick coat of primer, and followed up with a couple coats of "oops" paint that I found at the Home Depot. I sanded it a little, for a distressed look.
Then finished the whole thing off with a couple coats of poly. I LOVED the original hardware, so I just gave it a quick coat of black spray paint...
What do you you like how it turned out? If you're in Arizona and are interested in purchasing this table, leave a comment and I can work out a GREAT deal for you!!
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