Every now and then I do a project that I really love. This is one of those projects. I did this garden tool storage wall as week 5 of my 6 week yard transformation challenge. Every time I walk into the shed and see this fabulous tool wall, it makes me happy. I’m all for a little extra happy in my life. Here are all the specifics of how I pulled this garden tool storage wall together. And how you can too!
It’s time to organize the garden shed. Every year I give my shed a good cleaning at the beginning of garden season. And as I was doing this I realized that I have not shared my garden shed organization secrets with you! So let’s do that now. [Read more…]
Do you remember when you were in high school in wood working shop? What? You didn’t take wood working? Ha ha, neither did I, but my homeroom class where we met for 10 minutes every morning was in the wood working shop. And I always loved all the tools hung neatly on the wall, every one in their own little spot. Outlined in jiffy marker. The organizer in me LOVED THIS. And I have always wanted one of these of my very own. So stick around because I’m going to show you how to build a garage slat wall, that will serve as your very own personal high school shop tool wall 😉
Peg or Slat
The first time I tried to make my dream tool wall, I used pegboard, but I hate all those little fidgety hooks, that ALWAYS fall off the wall Slat walls are cheap and easy to build and you can totally customize them to your needs and your space. Plus I really like the look of the wood. [Read more…]
Do you want to know how to create the perfect table setting? You do?? Well you are in luck because I’m going to show you how! [Read more…]
Let’s face it, we all have a lot of paperwork! Despite the electronic era, there still seems to be a lot of paper floating around my house. Do you have the same issue? If you have a printer, you need somewhere to store your paper products right? And in the interest of attempting to keep my house as tidy as possible, I have re-purposed these old IKEA folders to fit in with my decor. [Read more…]
If you saw my Pantry post you know that I installed two billy bookcases with oxberg doors to add storage and display space to my kitchen. I used oxberg doors and glass shelves to provide display space in the top half of the cabinet. Truthfully it’s mostly just IKEA dishes, and a selection of stemware. Next step is the pantry organization.
Now Comes the Fun Part
But the best part of this cabinet is the bottom section, where all the FOOD goes 🙂 I love the idea of having everything in containers. Originally I was going to go with square containers, but the cost of them was excessive. I found a great and affordable alternative at the dollar store. These glass jars with chrome lids are perfect! They vary in price from $1.25 – $3 each. I left the store with a basket full of canisters and it was under $25.
Fill ‘er up!
Before filling up the space, I took a moment to think about what I would need out of this pantry. Here are the categories that my pantry will need to accommodate:
- Canned goods
- Containers for pasta
- Containers for baking products
- Boxed goods
- Personal storage
If you can’t find these at the dollar store, here are some affordable alternatives that you can buy online, Just click on the pics below to follow the link and have them delivered right to your door (easier!)
Diy Shelf Risers
You can buy lucite shelf risers , so that your canned goods are easier to see. But they were out of stock when I went to buy them. So I came up with an alternative solution. Just use a couple of 2×4’s. I had these ones left over from the workbench that I made. My cabinet is 30″ wide, so I did 2 sections at 20″ and 10″ That way if I needed to take a piece out to allow for taller items I could do that.
These are super crazy easy to do. You could just cut your 2 x 4’s to length and stack them on top of each other. I opted to go with little blocks on the back riser for legs. So, I just cut a couple of pieces at 2″ wide for the “legs” Then screw them in with a 2.5″ screw. To finish them off, I painted them white so they blend into the cabinet. But honestly you could really just stack a couple of 2 x 4’s on top of each other and you would be good to go. You won’t really see them anyway if your pantry is full 🙂 Plus if you have a deep cabinet you can use these to go as high as you need, and aren’t limited to 3 levels.
Confessions of a Pasta-holic
Once I started filling up my containers, it became apparent pretty quickly that someone might have a little issue with pasta! But there are so many great kinds to choose from: penne, rigatoni, spaghetti, ditali, macaroni and so on and so on!! The “Long & Straight” is a little inside joke around here 🙂 We were discussing what type of pasta to have with our spaghetti sauce and Greg referred to spaghetti as “long and straight” So, that is how I labelled it! Ha! Seriously, who doesn’t love pasta?
Pretty it Up
I have always wanted to have a super organized and PRETTY pantry. Who says the pantry can’t be pretty? I really like the x
look of these affordable dollar store containers. These ones are from Dollarama. I think that by making all of the different containers and canisters cohesive it keeps the over all look tidier and cleaner. I found these AWESOME silver labels, and they were pretty much exactly what I was looking for – score! I love it when that happens.
Truthfully, I fell in love with these little spice bottles. So, I decided to incorporate them into my project. They are also from dollarama. They are only $2.50 for 3 of them. You can use them in a few different ways. How adorable are these?!?!
And my awesome labels fit them perfectly!
Baskets and Boxes
I grabbed a couple of Woven storage baskets for storing snacks in. Which I have to say actually makes them WAY TOO ACCESSIBLE! Oops! I also keep the chip clips attached to the edge of the basket so you don’t need to go hunting for them – details 😉
The other thing that I wanted was 2 or 3 baskets for personalized storage. Think of this as your junk drawer. And yes, I already have one of these, but I would like to relocate some of it to this space. One of the things that I love about baskets, is that they are such good mess containers. We seem to always have half eaten dog treats, and toys laying around. And it’s so much easier to tidy them up if they have a home. Here is the one for Sage and Angus’s toys and treats, that sits in our living room. Sage just barks at it when she wants me to get it down for her 🙂 Hmmm, who is in charge here ?
And in keeping with my new love affair with labels. I added some of these labels, which fit nicely in the lids. So you can add any cooking information or recipes you might need. If you read my New home post you would know that the pantry is one thing that I had to compromise on. But now I have solved that issue and can tick this off of my list!!
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If you have been following along with my adventures in our garage, you will be excited to see that I have followed up on my threat to stain and detail the work bench. This is all part of my plan to personalize the garage.
If you have been following along since we bought our new house, you will know that our garage was beautiful and clean, but devoid of any storage. Today I am going to show you how you can add storage to your garage. This is pretty inexpensive and achievable. You don’t need to invest in one of those super expensive organization systems. But if you have that kind of money, I won’t judge 🙂 [Read more…]