Saturday, 1 September 2012

Spring is in the air.

I love being organised. It may sound weird to you but I find it so soothing and exciting to have a clean and organised space to work in. It's the start of Spring so wanted to get into some serious spring cleaning, now that the weather is simply amazing.
To start off the organising, decluttering process I made a few easy DIY things to help my home look nice and neat.
This DIY I'd been meaning to make for a while. All I did was glue some fabric to the front of an old cookie sheet and voila, a pretty magnetic board...and since all magnetic boards need magnets, I made a few of my own using some old magnets I have lying around and beloved scrabble pieces. For now I've put it on a mini eisle I thrifted and am using it assist in my meal planning for the week.

Everything seems more manageable when it's in a pretty storage container. For this DIY I just found some old scraps of fabric and used a hot glue gun to attach them to old shoeboxes. Then I added a sticker label and there was my pretty storage containers (* I am still perfecting making fabric covered boxes but my first tries have turned out quite cute.) Are you sensing a slight obsession with scrabble pieces?

I found these cute pineapple shaped bowls at an op shop and thought I'd spruce them up a bit to fit in with our home with a few coats of white paint. Now I've got three unique storage containers- one for hair ties, one for bits and bobs and one for loose change.
I'm already on my way to a cleaner, more organised, less cluttered home and it's only the start of spring! Yes, I'm being glass half full in this thinking but every project completed means the goal is slightly more achieved, right? :)

 P.S I'm linking up with Penny Worthy ProjectCoastal Charm, Making mondays marvellous, Frugal Treasures Tuesday, I heart naptime, the thrifty home, southern lovely.

Enjoy the weekend.
Lisa x


  1. Thanks for linking up with car boot booty over at too! Love your use of scrabble pieces!!!

  2. These are all really great ideas! You've inspired me to try them out, especially the fabric covered shoe boxes.

  3. Cute idea with your cookie sheet magnetic board. And I love the scrabble tiles. I'm partial to them myself.