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Latest Easy Projects

Okay. I blog stalk all over some awesome craft blogs. I found these two last week and did them ALL BY MYSELF! No husband needed (okay, I had to have him show me how to use the nail gun again, but that’s because I forget everything I’m taught).

Here’s the tutorial:
http://www.brownpaper–packages.com/2011/04/place-for-everythingwith-under-table.html

Before: (gross, right?)

Stupid Blogger won’t let me move the pictures around where I want them. Anyways, I did things a little differently. I took my silverware outside to make sure I’d have the compartments where I wanted them. Once I had an idea of where they’d be I cut the wood to size. If you have the standard cabinets that every house came with in Port Orchard 10 years ago, the width for all of your cuts will be just before the 13″ mark. Just stick your blade down so that the left side of it is right along the 13″ line and you’ll be good. I glued mine with your basic wood glue and it hasn’t been great. I’m going to do the next ones with Gorilla white glue. You can’t really tell in the pictures, but the bottoms of my drawers were disgusting. So I bought some drawer liners, LAME sauce. All it is is cheap crappy vinyl that ended up being more expensive than the stuff I have here.  After I cut and glued the pieces, I stuck a bunch of blocks around them to hold them into place.
 

So they turned out nice, yes? I like having big spaces for the silverware to go. Easier to chuck it in violently. I hate emptying the dishwasher.

Next: Library shelf. This one I was really proud of. Easy, but made me feel all sorts of special when I was done. The tutorial I used is here: 
I painted mine first because my husband told me to. Dumb. Wait to paint them after. Saves a lot of time and effort. I have little of each. Mostly because I make poor life choices.


 
This isn’t the way I’m keeping the shelf (because it looks like it says “mo”) but I wanted to give you an idea of what it could look like. I’m thinking about putting the framed picture I have of Phil K. holding a severed head up there. Easy. Cheap. (uh huh, that’s right)

6 thoughts on “Latest Easy Projects

  1. You are so crafty! I'm a new follower from the Ultimate Blog Party. It's nice to meet you. Hope you can stop by and say hi. :)Wife on the Roller Coasterhttp://www.ridingtherollercoaster.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party-2011.html

  2. Why do you and Missy have to be so crafty!! Ahh! It's frustrating. ..or maybe I'm jealous. Whatever. I want to do all of this stuff!! So cool. ..no time!And ps, I love the letter you made for Abby. I went to Michael's the next day to get letters for my munchkins, but they didn't have them that big. Any ideas?? What is cardboard from Joann's? It looks like wood. And I need a step by step tutorial on those if you wouldn't mind. Specifically the crumpling of tissue paper. Ok, in your "spare" time when you have that tutorial made up, email me on fb! 🙂 xo(and sorry about the smiley face emoticons. I read once that Melissa said you hated them on fb. I just can't help it!) 🙂

  3. They turned out great!! I have those drawer organizers on my list of to dos! I should have known you'd see them before me! Awesome, now I'll have to call you and get the do's and don'ts!Love ya!!

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