#PinTuesdays – DIY Life Hack – Organising Cords

Shout-out to Lindsey Klutch on Pinterest, who led us to this amazing idea on Snappy Pixels.

If you say you have never had a cords organisation issue, then you’re lying! But fear not! We have found a SOLUTION!

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Voila!! All you need are old tissue rolls and decoration of your choice and you’re good to go!

Can’t believe we didn’t think of this before! For more even more fun, check out these simple DIY life hacks.

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#PinTuesdays – DIY Furniture Makeover – Awesome Paint Job

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It isn’t a secret that many of us look around our home on a daily basis and sigh at the disaster that has become our furniture! We long for more vibrant colours in our homes and just a little more creative to keep us going.

Have no fear! This week’s pin looks at DIY Furniture Makeovers and they’re quite simple (although you just may need a helping hand or two)

Shout-out to Kathy for this awesome link to the Babble page where the article originated from. There were actually 10 paint makeovers mentioned but we chose our FAVE! And you will see why it’s a fave!

A beauty, right? This particular paint job was done by Destiny from A Place Like Us and she has blessed us with a step-by-step guide on how she got it done with her guest post on Infarrantly Creative. We have quoted below!

 Supplies:

Sander

Various grits of sandpaper

Extra Rags

Primer

Beautiful Paint Color (Coral Gables by Benjamin Moore)

Polyurethane (Optional)

Paint Sprayer or Rollers

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First take your dresser and give it a light sanding with a fine-medium grit sandpaper. You want to take any shine off or any imperfections you might see. After that wipe it down with a dry cloth or tack cloth to remove any sand.

Next, use a really good primer. This is important because you want your paint to stay put and not smear or chip away. I always use KILZ oil-based primer in a can for furniture redos. Just make sure you give it a real good shake before you spray it on, other wise when you spray you are going to get a rough texture.

Give it one good coat, two if you want to be an over achiever Smile.

After it has dried overnight or a few hours sand it again, very lightly with a fine grit sandpaper. Take your towel and give it a good wipe down to remove any debris.

For the next step I suggest you use a sprayer, because it will give you a pretty finish! But you can definitely use a sponge rollers to paint it by hand. I don’t like using brushes because of the marks. I found that sponge rollers are the next best thing if you haven’t gotten yourself a fancy sprayer.

TIP:For a pretty finish move your gun back and fourth, and follow through from edge to edge. Never stop in the middle of a piece because it might give you some drips!

At this point you can spray it with a clear coat of polyurethane for extra protection. Let it dry for a couple of day before you attach any hardware.

Thanks Destiny for this tutorial!

You can check out the rest of this article to see other cool and yummy (yes we said yummy) furniture paint jobs! Maybe you feel inspired and start your very own makeover! Please to send us pics when you do!!

P.S Be sure to go check out Destiny’s blog! She really has some good posts! Show her some love!

#PinTuesdays – DIY Bathroom Storage Rack

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We all have storage problems when it comes to the home and the bathroom is NO different. Suite Revival has come up with a solution for bathroom storage and it’s quite amazing we didn’t think of this before – SPICE RACKS!

Quite simple to install and it will take care of any storage issue you have. The plus side is, depending on the wall space in your bathroom, you can go crazy and put up as many spice racks as you wish to suit your needs. Happy STORING Abstract Lovers!

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#PinTuesdays -Rosemary Mint Shave Cream

Do forgive us for not posting yesterday as we should! To make up for that .. you will get TWO posts today – SPECIAL TREAT!!

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Today’s DIY pin is all about the men! Whether you’re a male reading this post right now or a female looking to do something special for the guys in your life, this is an absolute great yet practical DIY idea!

Pinned through source thediyadventures.com, this DIY tutorial comes to us originally from foodformyfamily.com.

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Photo Credit – foodformyfmaily.com

Here’s the recipe! And be sure to check out the original post here for more insightful information.

ROSEMARY MINT SHAVE CREAM

1/3 cup shea butter (72.67 grams)
1/3 cup virgin coconut oil (72.05 grams)
1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil (54.88 grams)
10 drops rosemary essential oil
3-5 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions

In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the shea butter and coconut oil, stirring until just melted. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heat-safe bowl. Add in the jojoba oil and the essential oils. Stir to mix.

Place the bowl in the refrigerator and chill until solid. Remove from the refrigerator and whip using a hand beater or a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Spoon into a jar. Lid and keep in a cool, dry place.

Makes 8 ounces.

Happy Shaving

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#PinTuesdays – Beautiful Rustic Pebble/Rock Vase

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It’s TUESDAY!!!!! Which means it’s DIY Day!

Today’s pin comes to us from Engraved Gifts on Pinterest and was originally done by saifou.com

The best part about these DIY projects is that you will only need minimal resources AND you don’t have to be too skilled for anything you create to turn out beautiful.

Making this Rustic Rock Vase is SIMPLE SIMPLE SIMPLE – If you really think about it, the most work you will be doing is to drive to the hardware store to purchase a can of  rubber coating! Sourcing a Pringles can is NO work (HELLO, FREE SNACKS) and gathering pebbles is super EASY & FUN (which can be done while taking a nice walk on the beach).

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So get to decorating folks and be sure to let us know how it turned out! Remember we want pictures!

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#PinTuesdays – Charging Port

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Who say’s lifestyle can’t be found in every single aspect of life?!

Our DIY pin comes to us from the technology world and we know many will find this particular project a good one!

We all have the loose cords issue – laptop cord, phone charger cord, the cord for the tablet and all the other cord relatives out there getting in the way!

Well we found a way to efficiently charge up all your devices and make it look great at the same time!

Photo via Carina Alves Silva on Pinterest

Photo via Carina Alves Silva on Pinterest

Such a great idea! The best part is that you can get creative with the box designs and more importantly it is very very simple!

Now there were questions of it being a fire hazard. One suggestion from a kind pinner is that “If you got a tin or metal box instead and drilled holes it wouldn’t be a hazard anymore” BRILLIANCE!

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All New : #PinTuesdays – Rubber Band Candles

Today is Tuesday everyone, which means it’s no longer MONDAY! Cheers to that!

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We’ve been on Pinterest lately and have been inspired by all the DIY projects we saw and so we’ve decided to have a weekly feature called #PinTuesdays. On #PinTuesdays, we will be sharing one of our favourite DIY projects from Pinterest.

Today’s feature comes to us via Amanda Formaro on Pinterest, who is a well known craft expert. The actual pin came from Melissa Creates (trulychicinspirations.com) and it is simply an amazing little project that you can do with friends or even family.

RUBBER BAND CANDLES

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FINISHED PRODUCT!!!

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Isn’t it a lovely way to make use of simple materials found around the house and the best part is you can get really creative with the spray paint colours to coordinate with whatever colour scheme you have in mind. Why not give it a try and be sure to send us pics of the results!

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*All photographs belong to trulychicinspirations.com