Welcome to Your Inspired Design #50 this week. That means in two more weeks we will be celebrating Your Inspired Design’s first anniversary. It has been so much fun and inspiring seeing what others do to make their homes more organized, more functional and more beautiful. We hope you stick around for weekly inspiration.
Our home is a little more quiet this week after moving our son back to college and having our daughter and son-in-law travel back to China for two more years. We will miss their presence after spending time with them this summer. We had a lot of laughs, shopping trips and s’mores by the campfire. Building memories that will hopefully last a lifetime is what we treasure.
Thankfully, Dean and I have a lot of projects going on behind the scenes to keep us busy during this transition. We got right to work (after I gave myself a real nice pity party for half a day). We have a real ship lap accent wall installation, painting projects and a little hand lettering signs to share in the upcoming weeks. We promise that the pictures are coming soon.
Organizational hubs is the focus this week. Doesn’t every home have that one dumping area for clutter? Well, some of us have a few of those areas. Ah-hem. It just seems like it never ends. One day you feel like you have it all under control and the next day you get more mail to sort through, you go to the crafts store to buy more supplies for that Pinterest project you saw this morning or you splurge at the grocery store because your eyes are bigger than your tummy. Where am I going to put all of this, you say.
We can learn from our featured guests this week that it doesn’t have to be expensive, you don’t have to have tons of space and you can make it pretty simple and straight forward when it comes to curbing your clutter. The features below stopped me in my tracks when I saw these clever ladies using their organizational and DIY skills. We hope you are inspired.
No room for a pantry in your kitchen? Julie from Live With Julie’s House gives you a step by step tutorial on how to make a pantry between the studs in your kitchen wall. Whaaat? I am still blown away by this idea. Great job, Julie, and thanks for including the supply list.
Now that most of the kids are out of the house, I am scanning which bedroom closet I can convert into a craft space. Re purposing and using see through containers is how Butterflies and Baubles blog organized this area. I like that she used what she had and didn’t feel as though she needed to go out and purchase pretty new baskets and bins that are all”matchy-matchy”. Some are and some aren’t and that’s okay. The goal is to just get organized. If you want to change it up later, go for it.
Lolly Jane whipped up this little area that screams DIY modern farmhouse. Did you think they misspelled the word Bakery? Click on over to the blog and read the personal story behind that wooden sign. You will also be directed to the DIY wooden shelves tutorial. So cute!
I hope you have enjoyed the features this week, be sure to go to their sites and show them some love! Now, let’s get on with this week’s party.
Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY
Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen
Lisa & Gloria @ Potentially Chic
Holly @ McCall Manor
Thanks for partying with us!