DIY | Mini Earring Holder

 

Hey Guys!

Today’s post is similar to my Earring Holder post but on a smaller scale, in case you have limited space. Behold the mini earring holder.

Mini Earring HolderSo to start I picked up this photo frame from Ikea for $1.99.

Ikea Photo FrameIkea Photo FrameNext I removed the inserts of the frame and then spray painted it a light gray.

Ikea Photo FrameOnce it was dry, I measured the inside and cut out a mesh grid I bought from Michael’s for $0.79.

Mesh thingy

Time to put it all together

In you go!

All done!

Mini Earring Holder

Now it’s time to fill up my holder with my earrings.

Mini Earring HolderTotal cost for this quick project is $3!

Enjoy!

 

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DIY | Dresser Makeover

Hey Guys!

I am back with another DIY project, I am still working on my master bedroom redo and I finally just completed my dresser makeover.

Here is the before and after:

Dresser Makeover

So let’s start with how the dresser looked before I started. This is what I was working with.

Dresser MakeoverNot bad but didn’t fit the décor I am going for in my room. So let’s get to work! I started by sanding the dresser 3 times with 3 different grits. First was with 80, then 120 and finally 220.

Here is how the dresser looked after I finished all my sanding.

Dresser MakeoverDresser Makeover

After my sanding was done, I wiped down everything with a tack cloth. Now I was ready for paint. I used this Valspar Signature interior paint I scored at Lowe’s on the As Is cart for $5.00. This paint normally retailed for $43.00. The color is a dark matte gray.

I applied two coats with a sponge brush and then I let the paint cure on its own for 2 weeks before moving it into my room.

I also switched out the big wooden knobs that came with the dresser to these smaller metal ones. However I spray painted them to match the rest of my room this light gray color. I used the Valspar Project Perfect Primer in gray.

Dresser Makeover

Before the spray paint (left) after the spray paint (right)

Here is the spray paint I used, I purchased this at Home Depot.

Valspar Project Perfect

Just when life was going good and I was just about to wrap up my project by screwing my new knobs on I discovered that the screws that came with the knobs were too long. My hubby had to run out to Lowe’s to buy the same size screws just a smidge shorter.

Dresser Makeover

(left) my new screws, (right) too long screws 🙁

Finally after that little set back I was done!!!

Here she is in all her glory, sitting pretty in my room! I love it, the color is fantastic and it looks like a new dresser!

What do you guys think?

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Home Decor | Crocheted Pillow Cover

Hey Guys,

Today’s post is on this awesome Crocheted Pillow Cover that I found online for free from LeeLee Knits. I was searching for a cool design to crochet over a cheap throw pillow that I bought off of Craigslist for $1. I was a little intimidated by the design at first and wondered if I could pull it off. I am by no means an expert in crocheting and sometimes I start patterns and realize, sometimes quickly and sometimes half way through that I just can’t do it!

But I thought I’d give it a shot and try it out. To my surprise the pattern was super easy to follow and I didn’t mess up once! Score!

Crocheted Pillow Cover

Nice and loose!

I followed the instructions to a T and thankfully started out my chain with a loose stitch. Sometimes I find myself crocheting too tightly.

Here are the colors and brand of yarn I used for this project, as well as my crochet needle.

I chose these colors because they match the theme of my bedroom and I chose this brand because well, it was cheap at Joann’s.

Crocheted Pillow CoverSo I crocheted two complete sides and I did about 8 rows of the light brown/tan color and the rest with the cream color. I just measured my pillow that I was covering and knew that since the yarn stretched that I needed to crochet it a bit smaller (just a tad) than the actual pillow.

This took me FOREVER guys! Like seriously, forever! I did take breaks, but in all it probably took me a couple of weeks to finish, probably because I’m lazy, but never mind that.

Crocheted Pillow Cover

Just a a smidge smaller 🙂

Then I just sewed my pillow cover together on three sides and then stuffed my leopard print ugliness (no offense to any leopard print lovers out there) inside. Then I stitched up the opening and viola all done!

Crocheted Pillow Cover

Isn’t she purdy?

Now you’re probably wondering, how the heck can you wash it if you sewed it all up!? Well my friends, the top stitch is just done with yarn and I can easily unweave it and slip the pillow out and throw it in the wash when I need to. Mic drop.

That’s it for this post guys, until next time!

Enjoy!

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New sunglasses, Summer Ready | Discount Glasses

**This is a sponsored post, however as always all comments and thoughts are my own.**

 

Hello there!

Summer is upon us guys and for me and all my fellow glasses wearing folks that doesn’t exactly spell a great time for outdoor activities if you don’t have a pair of prescription sunglasses. Every year I tell myself I am going to save a little extra money so that I can buckled down and finally buy myself a nice pair so I am not stuck squinting and shielding my eyes from the sun. But every year something else comes up and luck isn’t on my side and my prescription sunglass dreams never come true.

Until now! Luckily the clouds parted and luck was dropped off in my email inbox from a wonderful company called Discount Glasses.

Discount GlassesDiscount Glasses offers both eyeglasses and sunglasses and their sister site Discount Contact Lenses offers, well contact lenses! I love that the wait to receive your glasses was hardly no time at all. When I received them they came with a nice case, a small bottle of cleaner along with a wipe cloth. The variety to choose from was awesome, they offer so many different shapes, styles, colors and sizes! I had such a hard time picking out which pair I wanted. There affordable pricing though makes it easy to go back and purchase more pairs in different styles.

Discount Glasses

I love a good cat eye!

The company offers a 1 year guarantee on their products and their home office, lab and customer service are all U.S. based. Everyone is covered, they have styles and offerings for men, women and children.

Discount Glasses

I’ve had my sunglasses for a month or so now and they are working out just perfectly! They protect my eyes and I can see clearly! It’s a win-win.

Discount GsassesIf you would like to try them out for yourself or maybe a pair of contacts instead then use my code for 10% off your order on either site: BLOGDCLDG10

What do you guys think of my new shades?

 

Enjoy!

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DIY | Earring Holder

Hello There!

In today’s post I will show you guys how to make this easy and inexpensive DIY | Earring Holder.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Wooden Sticks
  • Picture Frame
  • Plastic Grid
  • Spray Paint
DIY earring holder materials

In this picture I have two picture frames because I was going to make two but changed my mind later 🙂

Now I already had the glue gun, glue sticks and spray paint on hand. So I went out and purchased the picture frames from the Dollar Tree, the wooden sticks from Wal Mart, I think they were around $2.97 for the pack. I picked up the plastic grid from Michael’s for $0.79.

Let’s get started! First start by removing the back of your picture frame and the glass as well. Take your frame to a well ventilated area and spray paint it any color of your choice, or don’t spray paint. You can leave it as it if you want to!

Once your frame is dry, take a pair of pliers and remove the hardware

diy earring holder

Then you’ll take your plastic grid and lay it onto of your picture frame so you can visually see and mark off with a pen if needed, where to cut your plastic grid so that it fits into the frame.

diy earring holder

Once you have your plastic grid cut down to size you will add a thin layer of hot glue onto the frame itself.

diy earring holder

Then you will place your plastic grid onto the glue, I also added another layer of hot glue onto the plastic grid to ensure it would last and hold up over time. It should look like this when you’re done.

diy earring holder

Now you’ll take two wooden sticks, and one you will cut in half.

diy earring holder

And for the other you will cut two small sections off.

diy earring holder

Take those two small sections and hot glue them onto the back of your frame towards the bottom, like this.

diy earring holder

Now take your two cut halves and hot glue them to each of the small wooden sections at an angle. Hold them in place until the glue dries and add another thin layer to really secure it.

diy earring holder

Ta-da, you’ve created a stand.

Let’s see how it looks standing up, shall we.

diy earring holder

Beautiful

Awesome! You’re done! All you need to do now is add your earrings.

diy earring holder

Let me know what you guys think!

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