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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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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Messy Pantry Makeover

I am so fortunate to have a giant walk-in pantry. It was one of the things that sold me when we were buying our home. I am the BIGGEST foodie and I needed to have a big space to hold everything. This pantry was PERFECT! Lately, though, it has turned into a mess… it is kind of like a closet, the bigger the space the more you can cram in it. I was tired of looking at it and embarrassed to open it in front of friends. After a few simple changes I was able to clean it up and organize it. I think it looks so much better. If your New Year’s Resolution was to get more organized, these easy suggestions will help you declutter your kitchen.

 {Texas Craft House} Messy pantry turned organized pantry with this easy makeover

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Closet Space Saver

Every year I try to tackle spaces in my house that are not organized and for some reason the new year always sparks my need to clean. My hubby and I have been working hard on getting organized during my weekends off. Let me tell you, whenever I’m not organized I definitely feel more stressed out and I’ve learned that organization is something I can control, hence less stress. The master closet is the start to some areas we are working to improve! When we built the house we asked for extra rods at the top of the closet for more storage. Naturally, I have a lot of bags and purses and I hated the way they were just thrown onto the top shelf of my closet. So I decided those rods at the very top would be perfect for bag storage, especially because I wouldn’t be using valuable closet space anymore. I went to the Container Store to get the pole that reached items to the top rod (FYI: the one at Bed, Bath & Beyond was cheaper, but broke with the first purse I hung up). Then I went to Target for two packs of shower curtain hooks.

{Texas Craft House} Closet Space Saver

To make the shower curtain hooks fit onto the rungs in my closet I had to bend them out and make the hook wider. Do this very carefully because I did end up breaking a few. I decided on this style of hook because it holds the handles to purses better and they don’t just slip off. Look at how much better the closet looks already!

What are some organization tricks you’ve come up with?

Next step: Cubbies for shoe and T-Shirt storage

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