Laundry Room Makeover: Built-in Litter Box Cabinet

I cannot stand to see my cats’ litter box, but living so close to a major highway really leaves us no choice in keeping them inside. Several years ago when we first got Phoebe and Tobias I found a post about using an Ikea box and hinges to create a litter box container it served us well for a long time, but it was finally time for an upgrade.

{Texas Craft House} Laundry Room Makeover: Litter Box Storage

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Home Sweet Home Vinyl Window Sign

I am so excited to show off my new toy, the Silhouette Cameo. My family chipped in together to give it to me for Christmas. This machine is AMAZING. They found it on the Silhouette website on Black Friday and the bundle came with a starter tool kit, 1 month of free designs, the vinyl starter kit and Silhouette Mint (that post is coming!). I found the sketch pens at Hobby Lobby and bought them with my 40% off coupon but am excited to learn how to use other pen brands (such as Sharpie) with the different pen holders I also found.

{Texas Craft House} Cassie's New Silhouette Cameo

My first craft was a vinyl Home Sweet Home sign for the antique window displayed in my living room. I can’t wait to show you how I did it with some simple beginner step by steps for your first Cameo cut.

{Texas Craft House} Home Sweet Home Vinyl Window Sign

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Laundry Room Makeover: Washer and Dryer Storage

My laundry room is getting closer and closer to exactly how I want it to look! When we were building the house, the builder insisted on installing the washer and dryer outlets at pedestal height even though I didn’t have a washer and dryer with pedestals. Well I hated it! Lesson learned don’t let someone talk you into something you don’t need or want. I enlisted my husband and dad’s help to make a shelving unit and mantel piece that would cover up the unsightly outlets.

{Texas Craft House} Laundry Room Makeover: Washer & Dryer Storage How-to

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Wedding Date Sign

This weekend my sister and I went to the antique mall to look around. We passed by some fun looking wooden painted numbers that I instantly thought would be great to have in the master bedroom to signify an anniversary date. I dug through the tub and couldn’t find all numbers that I needed. Then the idea came to me to try and make my own numbers so we stopped at Michaels on the way home and grabbed everything I needed.

{Texas Craft House} Wedding date wall sign for master bedroom

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Build Your Own Fire Pit

My husband and I have been working this past week on giving our backyard a little TLC. It has been raining so much here in Texas these past couple months that we haven’t been able to keep up with things like usual. After a weekend of weeding, pruning, cleaning and planting we decided to reward ourselves with a new fire pit. We’ve tried the metal fire pits or the clay chimineas but have had them break and rust so much that we decided to make one out of stone.

{Texas Craft House} How to build or make your own fire pit - easy picture tutorial!

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Ruffled Lamp Shade DIY

It’s been pouring here in Fort Worth, Texas. Tropical Storm Bill made it through our area dropping 4″ – 6″ of rain through the DFW metroplex. Rainy days make for the perfect craft days. I turned an old lampshade into something fresh and new with a no sew way to apply fabric. You only need 3 materials, all of which I already had, and some time set aside to make this lovely little ruffled lamp shade.
{Texas Craft House} Give an old lampshade a new makeover with this great DIY no sew ruffle look using fabric

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IKEA Hack: Hidden Jewelry Storage

I was desperately looking for a place to store all of my jewelry. While shopping at IKEA I saw this awesome mirror, the Stave, that was being sold with hinges. I quickly realized how brilliant it would be to use this mirror to store jewelry! So here is my very own IKEA hack! For another great closet organization idea heck out my Closet Space Saver post or Rachel’s Simple Scarf or Belt Hanger!

{Texas Craft House} IKEA Hack: hidden jewelry storage
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