I'm always on the lookout for creative and interesting ways to solve everyday problems. It really is a passion of mine! There's a world of possibilities out there if you're willing to get creative (and if you're willing to use an item for something other than its intended purpose). :-) Related:25 Crazy Clever Uses For Cheap Tension Rods The subject of today's post falls into that very category. I'm going to show you the versatility of one of my all-time favorite organizing toolsā¦ the over the door organizer! These are often advertised as āshoe organizers,ā but that's just one of many things you can use them for. I have one in nearly every closet in my house, and we have several at our studio too! These organizers are perfect for storing smaller items, and can help you save some serious space. And best of all, they're inexpensive and easy to find online (like right here) or in stores.
In order to show you just how useful these over-the-door pocket organizers can be, we sat down as a team and brainstormed different ways to use them. This is certainly not an exhaustive list of ways to use these organizers, but maybe it will spark an idea that will suit your needs just right! :-) 13 Creative Ways To Use An Over The Door Organizer
1. Laundry Room or Cleaning Closet Use an over the door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Spray bottles [*]Lint rollers [*]Dryer sheets [*]Small detergent bottles [*]Cleaning gloves [*]Scrub brushes [*]Sponges [/list]
2. Play Room Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Dolls [*]Kids' clothes [*]Cars [*]Action figures [*]Balloons [/list]
3. Bathroom Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Hair dryer [*]Hair accessories [*]Styling products [*]Makeup [*]Makeup brushes [/list]
4. Craft Room Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Scissors [*]Ribbon [*]Sewing supplies [*]Spray paint [*]Glue guns [*]Tape [/list]
5. Pantry Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Snacks [*]Seasoning packets [*]Spices [*]Tuna packets [*]Ziplock bags [*]Plastic wrap [*]Tin foil [*]Parchment paper [/list]
6. Winter Gear Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Collapsible umbrellas [*]Hats [*]Scarves [*]Gloves [*]Hand warmers [*]Tissues [/list]
7. Car Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Water bottles [*]Tissues [*]Wet wipes [*]Snacks [/list]
8. Camping Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Utensils [*]Trash bags [*]Sunscreen [*]Bug spray [*]Wet wipes [/list]
9. Kitchen Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Reusable water bottles [*]Insulated coffee mugs [/list]
10. Office or Closet Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Gift bags [*]Gift wrap [*]Tape [*]Scissors [*]Ribbon [*]Gift tags [*]Greeting cards [/list]
11. Bedroom Closet Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Shoes [*]Socks [*]Underwear [*]Bras [*]Baby clothes [*]Diapers [*]Wipes [/list]
12. First Aid Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Bandaids [*]Antiseptic wipes [*]Gauze [/list]
13. Electronics Use an over-the-door organizer to storeā¦ [list] [*]Charging cables [*]Cords [*]Cables [*]Adapters [/list]
Image: About the Design This 1920's beach cottage was definitely not an easy kitchen to design, but owner/designer Gail Bolling was up for the challenge.
The homeowner, Andrea, wanted more counter space, a large kitchen island, and overall to improve the functionality of her kitchen. She also wanted to relocate her existing laundry unit to a space outside the kitchen.
Is there anything unique about this kitchen? When we asked Gail if there was anything unique about this kitchen she responded that the floor plan and layout itself was the most unique feature. This kitchen has openings on all four sides. It opens to the family room, the dining room, the living room, and the stairway. This alone was difficult to design around but Gail wanted to be sure the space felt bright and open.
She replaced the old window behind the sink for a larger one that looks out onto the homeowners garden. She also carried the white cabinet color up onto the new beadboard ceiling. This helps to make the space seem larger as well as hide the engineered beams that were needed for support.
What was the most challenging part of the design/remodel process? This was a 1920s beach cottage that had several updates and additions. There were huge structural columns that had to be removed and an engineered beam that had to be run across to make that possible. While renovating, the contractors also found a chimney hidden behind the wall that now adorns a lovely vintage poster. Gail had to readjust the design to accommodate the wall at no cost to the homeowner.
When the kitchen was finally complete, Gail said now this kitchen looks as though it was original to the house like it's always been there, because that's the way it was meant to be designed all along. If you like this kitchen and are thinking about a remodel contact us for a free design consultation or visit our process page to see how we work.
AVirginia mama's decorated Halloween pumpkins went viral after sheposted the above photo to a BreastFeeding Mama Talk Facebook Page. She captioned the photo: This is my 'pump'kin. She is so happy to give her baby the perfect seed nutrients. I'm very passionate about breastfeeding. Just wanted to inspire other mamas to be creative for Halloween. #normalizebreastfeeding. Related:Normalize BreastFeeding With Tree Of Life 'Brelfies' The Mama/baby pumpkins pic has already been liked over 14,000 times, with over 2,000 comments of approval. Tignor says that she thinks people are so supportive because many mamas are just tired of the struggle they face with others 'bashing' them. She says that her pumpkins show that there is no need to feel shame for anything, and she wants women to be proud of their natural ability to feed their children.
Tignor, mama of two, says that even though there have been a few negative responses, she's not deterred because that's just going to happen in life. Many mamas said they were inspired by her to copy the idea for Halloween, and some give her praise for her badass carving skills. Related:25 Children's Books That Depict Breastfeeding Tignor hopes that her pumpkins spark conversations that help normalize breastfeeding more, and to give other mamas encouragement to follow. So tell us, mamas, what willyour pumpkins look like? Photo: Taylor Tignor The post Breastfeeding Mama Wins Halloween 2017 With These Pump-kins appeared first on Mothering.
Spinach Cob Loaf Dip Spinach Cob Loaf Dip is not as popular as it should be. It's an amazing dip that not only tastes fantastic, itlooks amazing too! Everyone will start asking you for the recipeyou'll see!
You guys! It's me, Orlando! I'm working on a number of projects up at my parents' house and I'm sharing the step-by-step here! I've already blabbed to you about the totally fun kitchen reno I'm working on for them (Mini-update: we finally got our permits and demo starts this week! I underestimated how insanely slow the permitting process in Sonoma County is). This week I'm here to talk to you about their living room, which we decided to tackle because it's adjacent to the kitchen and we're basically turning the whole room into one big family hangout room. They moved into this house about four years ago, out of the house I grew up in in Yosemite National Park. They brought most of their furniture with them and have been trying to make it work in their new house. But the tiny craftsman bungalow I was raised in was a far cry from their new house, both in style and scale, so a lot of the furniture isn't a match for their new house.
Before I say anything, I should say that I actually love my parents' taste and everything they have. They've been collecting art and objects forever and have a wonderful treasure trove of smalls to choose from. They've done a few great things in their home already, including painting over the gross beige colors the developer-flippers put in before they moved in. They also replaced the carpet with warm maple hardwood floors. They chose a color I was a little perplexed by but ended up loving. The reason I was confused is that it was my dad's idea and his style is much more traditional/Craftsman than my mom, who likes more modern/contemporary stuff. The light Scandinavian style of the wood floor makes the home look way brighter, but calls into question the large amount of more traditional looking furniture.
As it is right now, this room is a joyful place. My siblings and I love coming over because it's such a bright happy house. While it may not be super polished right now, it's a comfortable and welcoming place we love to hang out in. My goal with this makeover is to increase the amount of seating, make it much more loungey, and get rid of some of the heavy/wonky pieces of furniture that my parents bought years ago and no longer are into. Keep in mind that the wall with the sliding doors is going away once the kitchen remodel happens and that whole side of the room is going to be a breakfast bar that looks out over the kitchen.
One of the more obnoxious details in the room is the diagonal fireplace. I'm wondering if these will make a comeback. I'm not a fan of them. I wanted to take the doors off but my parents were worried my niece or nephew might fall in so we're leaving them for now. A fun fact about me is that I grew up in the forest in a house heated by a wood stove, so my parents hate fireplaces now because they got so sick of how messy and annoying it was to heat their house with one. They thought about ripping this one out but it was going to cost too much and also seemed like a weird thing to remove in case they ever want to sell. So for now the lame fireplace is staying. I'm hoping to figure out some good styling for it that makes it a bit more elegant. Maybe I'll add a festive basket!
We've had the sofa and the loveseat for as long as I can remember. They've gone through so many patterns at this point. I think they both started off floral. Now both are a pale grey. They're fine, but I think we could use something less heavy, not slipcovered, and more structural in here.
Just so you know what my parents were working with, this is what it looked like before they moved in. This is the BEFORE before pic. Gross carpet, cheesy 1977 brick fireplace, nasty furniture. They've done A TON to make the room look way better. The whole house was that beige color. HELP!
As a refresher, this is the general style of the kitchen. We're knocking down a huge wall and making it span the entire side of the room. We're installing a giant peninsula filled with storage so my mom can finally have a place to put her five million kitchen gagets. The style of the kitchen is transitional traditional, with shaker cabinets and other traditional nods combined with a few contemporary touches and an insanely luxurious Bertazzoni range.
The layout of the space will be designed to allow flow through the room but also as much seating as possible. I'm most excited about the sectional from Interior Define, which is going to add way more seating while creating a better layout than the current, choppy one. Behind it, we're going to add a custom bookcase from Hedge House that will serve the dual purpose being a resting place for lamps AND storing toys for my niece and nephew, who come over all the time and basically destroy everything by pulling their toys out and throwing them all over the place. I did this rendering in a rush in order to figure out sofa size, so the wall with the TV is missing (don't worry, in real life the sofa won't just be facing a giant hole in the side of the house!).
My parents had the living room painted Alaskan Husky by Benjamin Moore before they moved in. It's a really great grey, warm but not muddy. Very bright, fresh, and clean.
We're going with the beautifulCaitlin Sectional from Interior Define because it was the perfect combo of contemporary and traditional.We're doing a large size to get as much seating room as possible. I'm so excited to see this in the space because it's going to completely change the vibe. We ordered like 20 fabric samples and thought about doing this in so many colors, but I love the simple bright fabric we chose (color is Linen Pebble Weave). So long, granny sofa!
We are doing a customized version of Hedge House's Douglas Bookcase to store all my niece and nephews living room toys (there are other toys hidden in multiple places throughout the house).The bottom row of shelves will be drawers to hide toys .The upper shelves will be styled with books and objects (my parents have plenty of both). We'll be adding these cute Target lamps on top to help give the room some low, warm light.
I drew a lot of inspiration from this old project of Emily's (that I actually helped out on years ago!). The combination of the pretty grey walls, a contemporary sofa, and lots of mid-century and traditional furniture gives it the kind of natural eclectic look I'm going for at my parents' house. Theirs will be slightly more Craftsman influenced, but the comfy, cozy vibe will be the same. So there we have it! That's the plan. The kitchen renovation is due to be finished by December 1 so I'm hoping to finish the living room by then as well (I've already ordered the sofa and the bookcase is in progress, I need to get on ordering everything else!). Next I'll be sharing the fun update I'm doing in the guest bedroom. It's going much more luxe and inviting. STAY TUNED YOU GUYS! Okay bye. ***Photos Courtesy Emily Henderson and Robert Stilin SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSave