Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DIY Bobby Pin Organizer

Keeping track of my bobby pins has always been a struggle for me.  I came across this idea and decided to give it a shot.  I freaking love it!!  It's simple, efficient and cheap to make.  

All you need:
  • Magnetic adhesive tape
No joke...that's all you need!  This one is a no brainer. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Color coding your closet...DO IT!

You know how they say every person has their own form of crazy...well neurotic closet organizing is mine.  I guess this is part of the reason I have made a career out of it ha.  If there is one thing I cannot stress enough about organizing your closet it is this...


(My neurotically organized closet)

Is it tedious? Yes.
Is it a time consuming project? Yes.
BUT once you do it, it is easy to maintain.

I can attest that color coding your closet will absolutely make your life easier!  No more searching for that certain top you want to wear.  All you have to do is go to the color section your top is a part of, and BAM it's there! Trust me, it will change your life. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tip for shoe organizing

Here's a helpful tip for storing and organizing flip-flops, sandals, and flats!  All you need:

The great thing about chalk paint is how quickly it dries...especially for those like me who are impatient.  A project like this takes less time than one would think.  If you want to achieve a distressed/vintage look, this is the process I recommend...
  1. Apply one coat of chalk paint and let sit for 20-30 minutes
  2. Apply a thick 2nd coat (chalk paint tends to dry much faster after 1st coat has been applied)
  3. Let rest (depends on the environment you are painting in, usually I let mine rest for at least 30 minutes.
  4. After it is dry, take sandpaper and lightly distress random parts of the edges of the letter holders.

That's it!  You now have a great shoe organizer that is aesthetically pleasing.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Shoe storage innovation

I just love the ideas you can come upon while browsing the internet!  My newest find (which I am implementing in my closet organizing ASAP)...

That's right, using crown moulding to organize & display your heels!

You can find crown moulding for a reasonable price here Crown Moulding Home Depot.  You can also purchase everything you need to make chalk paint there as well. (See my previous post How to make chalk paint). Shoe's on display...yes please!

How to make chalk paint

After hearing about all of these amazing projects you can do with chalk paint, I was dead set on getting my hands on some!  I soon found out that chalk paint costs a pretty penny...a pretty penny that I would much rather spend on my wardrobe.  So after doing some research I found an easy recipe for it that costs 1/10th the price.  All you need:

  • Non-sanded grout
  • 8 oz (sample size) of paint
  • water

No joke, this is all you need.  If you're doing larger projects then you would obviously need more paint than 8 oz., but the non-sanded grout will last you for a looooooong time!  I bought this box over a year ago and have used it to make chalk paint for my entire wicker bedroom set, multiple side tables, and countless decor.  It is very easy to make too, and it dries pretty quickly. After some trial and error, I found the best recipe for it here Chalk paint recipe.  It's the cheapest, most straight forward, no b.s. way to make it.  It kinda becomes addicting though...I now find myself constantly thinking of different chalk paint projects.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Best Actress Academy Award Winners

While browsing style gossip about the upcoming Oscar's online I came across this.  I just love it!  It's fascinating to see the red carpet fashion of the best actress winners through the years.  Anticipating what will be added to this list this weekend...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013