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fluted shoe cabinet, building a shoe cabinet, shoe cabinet, shoe cupboard

Fluted shoe cabinet – overcoming my fear of routers

This easy and inexpensive shoe cabinet can be built in a matter of hours, and out of low-cost MDF.  Stop with a simple build, or do what I did and take your router skills from zero to hero by adding fluting! Well, I finished up cabinetmaking school last week and am officially a graduate! Which is interesting seeing as I never made a single kitchen cabinet from start to finish?   I think the program should have been called furniture

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DIY blanket rack, double blanket rack

DIY Quilt rack – double hanging

A convenient and pretty way to store and display your blankets, this DIY quilt rack is made up of 3 rectangles of wood. Remember my simple blanket rack I shared with you about a month ago?  I love it and it’s absolutely perfect for my family room, but I wanted to try a second blanket rack – a double hanging one – in case there were those of you that wanted more of a display rack than just a storage

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makeup brush holder, makeup brush storage, organizing makeup brushes

Makeup brush holder

Today I’m showing you two simple and inexpensive ways to store your makeup brushes.  Whether you DIY a scrap wood makeup brush holder, or hit your local dollar store and buy a vase and glass beads, both of these storage solutions offer form AND function in a small footprint. I wrote a blog post waaaaay back in 2013 about how to store your makeup brushes.  I’ve been using that makeup brush holder for all these years with no mold, mildew

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blanket rack, quilt rack, blanket storage

How to make a simple blanket rack / quilt rack

Keep your warm and cozy blankets close by, but neatly organized, by whipping up this simple blanket rack / quilt rack using just 6 pieces of wood and a few screws. Hello my beautiful friends! It is absolutely freezing her in SW Ontario with a -26°C windchill today.  Yes, I know you prairie-dwellers get much colder than this, but my blood hasn’t thickened to your hardiness so I am freezing my kibibis off (I’ll leave it up to your imagination

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throw pillow storage, throw pillow covers

Throw pillow storage

A simple, and free, solution to throw pillow storage and organization – recycled Amazon boxes! Hi, my name is Shelly and I am a throw pillow addict. Throw pillow covers to be exact. I’ve managed to staunch the need to buy every single throw pillow I see, but have instead turned to hoarding throw pillow covers for the existing throw pillows I have. I lesser evil financially, but one that still takes up too much space. I was putting away

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how to make a belt rack, belt rack, belt hanger, DIY belt hanger

How to make a super-simple belt rack

If you have more than one belt, then you need this simple belt rack in your life. One piece of wood and a coping saw are all you need. I have the best post in the world today! Well, the cure for cancer or the solution to world hunger would be better – but I’m pretty stoked about this super-simple idea and even happier about how well it works!! I broke my belt hanger about a month ago; it was

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