DIY Upcycled Garage Shelving

Shelves

After two years of saying I was going to put up some shelves, I’ve finally done it and am so happy with the results!  These shelves were in my master closet when I moved.  After trying a few things,  I couldn’t find any functional use for them so I removed them.  You can see the wall the shelves came from in my post about patching the holes the shelves left behind.

Since then, I’ve put a shoe rack in place of the shelves and I hung my  necklaces about eye level above the shoe rack.

Before putting up the shelves, I bought a few extra mounting brackets and screws to replace ones that were damaged during removal.  Other than the couple of dollars spent to get the extra parts, the shelves are 100% up-cycled.

I chose to mount the shelves right by my door to the house for convenience.  I also bought bins from the dollar store to hold my painting supplies, gardening tools, and other yard and outdoor supplies.  The four shelves  fill up the wall perfectly and I even have enough room to fit my lawn mower underneath.

What are some things you’ve up-cycled?

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Home Made Decorative Wreaths

Every once in a while I get the creative bug and want to do some arts and crafts.  This time, I was going to make some wreaths.  One for Christmas, and one for every day to match my house colors.  So, I took myself to the Hobby store then to Walmart since they of course are a million times cheaper for most items.  I gathered enough to do two types of wreaths but quickly learned that I do not have the same patience as I did when I was younger.

Here’s the style of wreath  on making for the teal wreath.  This is a wreath I made back in I believe middle school.  I also believe it’s the best one I’ve made yet.  Something about the young creative mind.

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Once I decided not to use the above method for the teal wreath, I had to find another way.  So, I grabbed the wired wreath and had to think a bit.  I ended up cutting the teal fabric into about 8″ x 1″ strips then tying them in double knots around the wire alternating sides.  I ended up with ends of these strips sticking out everywhere so I decided to pin them to the back of the wreath.

Here’s how the wreath turned out.  I added the ribbon and flower as an extra touch.  I’m quite happy with how the wreath turned out but of course ended up returning the extra supplies since I didn’t make as many wreathes as I had planned on making.

 

 Home Made Decorative Wreaths

 

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$2 Makeup Organization

$2 Makeup Organization
For years, my makeup has been all together in one drawer.  Recently, I’ve become fed up with always having to dig through all of the make-up to find what I’m looking for and decided it was time for a change.
I researched multiple make-up organizing techniques to and found a lot of cute ideas, all that required needing more storage space and quite a bit of money.
Since neither of those were feasible, I took a trip to the dollar store and for $2, I was able to get some storage bins that fit well inside my drawer. Now, I’ve got all of my face makeup in the front, brushes in one section, and eye makeup in the others by shape and size.
Now I ask, why did it take me so long to do this?  It’s so simple and makes my morning routine so much easier!

 

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