Monday, September 1, 2014

Curtain Tie Backs Repurposed into Towel Hooks

It is amazing how the little things in life can bring such joy.  For example, these curtain tie backs repurposed into towel hooks are making me very happy!  It was a few months ago when I first shared them on My Repurposed Life, and I LOVE them!  
MyLove2Create, Curtain tie backs into towel hooks
Why, you ask? Because my kids can actually hang up their towels...instead of throwing them on the floor, and that is something to be very excited about!  Trust me.
MyLove2Create, Curtain tie backs into towel hooks
You see, this is where the towels were SUPPOSED to be hung.  See no towels...I could argue that it was too high, which is true for half of my kids.  But what about the other three?  My conclusion, towel racks are pointless (in my house anyway) and we needed some hooks.  Desperately.  (oh, and that is dried toothpaste smeared all over the wall...nice.)
old curtain tie backs
So, I went shopping in my stash of random cool objects I buy for $2 at the Restore...and these curtain tie backs are what I found.  I have had them for over a year at least, they have been patiently waiting for me.  And yes, it was $2 for all 5 tie backs, Sa-weet!
dry fitting curtain tie backs onto wood
Since I love reclaimed wood I grabbed one of these really wide fence boards I got last year at our city spring clean up.  I started to see how these curtain tie backs would work for hooks and I was impressed at how perfect they were!
cutting off ends of fence wood to make shelf supports
I decided to cut off the end and use the jagged edge pieces to make shelf supports.  I used the two triangle end pieces and cut one from the middle.
glue on shelfs
Using another smaller reclaimed fence piece I glued and nailed it on the top of my wide board (top left).  Then I glued and nailed on my end triangle pieces for the shelf supports.
attaching shelf supports
I love the weathered ends, pure and rustic.  Fun side story- The top piece of old fence wood is actually from my Old fence wood framed mirror, it got broken when "someone" knocked it off the wall.  The wood broke in a few places so I have since been re-repurposing it!  Oh, I better sand off that word, not sure why it is there...
spray paint curtain tie backs
Next, I took my curtain tie backs and gave them a good coat of spray paint.  I used Rustoleum's Heirloom white.  Ever spray painted in the dark?  Probably not the best idea. :)
stencil on words, using contact paper
I wanted something fun and bathroom related on the shelf board...it is always hard for me to decide this type of stuff.  So I finally just went with a well used: wash, brush, floss, flush.  Good words to live by in a bathroom, maybe the words will actually sink into my kids brains if they see them several times a day?

I cut them out of contact paper on my Cricut and stenciled them on in white.
adding a stenciled flourish
Using a Martha Stewart Stencil I added a little flourish on each end.  I used the very end of the same design to separate the words as well.
screwing on the curtain tie backs
I attached the hooks, or curtain tie backs, on the back of the board with screws.  I made sure to pre drill first so the wood would not split.  I also added eye hooks and picture hanging wire on the back top of the board.  I prefer D-rings but I only had one, and didn't want to go to the store.
MyLove2Create, Curtain tie backs into towel hooks
And that was it!  I took a scrap of 400 grit sand paper (because it was what I found real quick) and sanded the stencil and the "new hooks" for a light distressing.
MyLove2Create, Curtain tie backs into towel hooks
Perfect, rustic, and fun!
MyLove2Create, Curtain tie backs into towel hooks
Now isn't this much better!?  Not only is it functional, but cute too!  Just. how. I like it.
MyLove2Create, Curtain tie backs into towel hooks
The perfect size for my kids, and super easy for them to take off and PUT ON the towels.  Yippee!
MyLove2Create, Curtain tie backs into towel hooks
So what do you think?  Want to run out and repurpose some old curtain tie backs?  I see them all the time at thrift stores, and in my opinion you can never, EVER have enough hooks!

If you want to see how I am hanging my hand towels in this same bathroom you have to check out my Rustic DIY Shelf.  

Hugs!
Mindi

I am linking to: Making the World CuterMad in CraftsSkip to my LouCRAFTUncommon DesignsKeeping it Simple CraftsHome Stories A to ZCraft-o-maniacAlderberry HillHomecomingTwelve-O-Eight, I should be mopping the floor,  Happy House and HomeBetter with ageThe Newlywed PilgrimageThe Princess and Her Cowboys, The Chicken ChickCarrie This HomeA Bright and Beautiful Life Hope Studios, Persialou & tiny side kick,  Lil Miss ToriTip JunkieChaos & LoveHickory TrailCoastal CharmNot Just a HousewifeChef in TrainingMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaSugar Bee CraftsMamal DianeOur Home Away From HomeSowdering about in SeattleKammy's KornerDeja Vue DesignsThe Thrifty HomeBeyond the Picket FenceCrystelle BoutiqueDomestically SpeakingSomeday CraftsNo Minimalist HereSavvy Southern StyleDIY Crafty ProjectsA Creative PrincessFluster BusterI Gotta CreateGreen Willow PondOh My CreativeStart at Home, The Style Sisters, The Happy HousieMy Paper CrazeChic By TabA Savory FeastSomewhat SimpleStone GableThe 36th AvenueJoyful HomemakingSaving 4 SixThe Vintage Farmhouse, A Jennuine Life, Posed PerfectionCrafts a la ModeChase the StarThe Mandatory MoochThe Girl CreativeSimply DesigningGlitter, Glue, and Paint, Gingerly MadeLamberts LatelyFinding FabulousChic on a Shoestring DecoratingMy Romantic HomeThe Shabby Nest,   Miss Mustard SeedMy Repurposed LifeDiana RamblesDear CreativesCommon GroundLove and LaundryThe Thriftiness Miss, Practically FunctionalLiving Better Together,  Vintage ChicCraft Dictator, My Turn For UsNancherrowBacon time with the Hungry Hippo,  Funky Junk InteriorsTatertots and Jello, City of Creative DreamsThe Jenny EvolutionBe Different Act NormalOr So She SaysAngles HomesteadWhat's Cooking with RuthieCheerios and LattesMade from PinterestCooking with Curls & Little Miss Celebration, Show-licious Home DecorSuburbs MamaKayla's CreationsThe Chicken Chickremodelaholic

Monday, August 25, 2014

DIY Magazine Rack

It is official, all 6 of my kids are now in school!!  I am a little shocked myself, but excited to watch them learn and grow, it is so fun!

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of family, back to school nights, end of the summer camp outs, and all sorts of activities, including pulling out 3 huge ugly bushes from our back yard (major happy dance :) which was a last minute project.

Needless to say my blogging has been on hold, but I did do a project that I have been wanting to complete for YEARS...and let me tell ya, it is SO nice to have!
MyLove2Create, DIY Magazine Rack
A DIY Magazine Rack for our master bathroom.  Ahhhhh.  I love cute organization.

This happens to be my last contributor post at Oh My! Creative.  I have appreciated the opportunity to share on Susan's blog for the past year, it has been a great experience!  So hope on over and check it out, I have a super easy tutorial...and it doesn't have to be used for just magazines.  You could make this for piano books, school papers, office work, scrapbook paper, the storage ideas are endless!

Check it out Here!

Thanks so much and have a happy day!
Hugs!
Mindi

I am linking to: Making the World CuterMad in CraftsSkip to my LouCRAFTUncommon DesignsKeeping it Simple CraftsHome Stories A to ZCraft-o-maniacAlderberry HillHomecomingTwelve-O-Eight, I should be mopping the floor,  Happy House and HomeBetter with ageThe Newlywed PilgrimageThe Princess and Her Cowboys, The Chicken ChickCarrie This HomeA Bright and Beautiful Life Hope Studios, Persialou & tiny side kick,  Lil Miss ToriTip JunkieChaos & LoveHickory TrailCoastal CharmNot Just a HousewifeChef in TrainingMy Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaSugar Bee CraftsMamal DianeOur Home Away From HomeSowdering about in SeattleKammy's KornerDeja Vue DesignsThe Thrifty HomeBeyond the Picket FenceCrystelle BoutiqueDomestically SpeakingSomeday CraftsNo Minimalist HereSavvy Southern StyleDIY Crafty ProjectsA Creative PrincessFluster BusterI Gotta CreateGreen Willow PondOh My CreativeStart at Home, The Style Sisters, The Happy HousieMy Paper CrazeChic By TabA Savory FeastSomewhat SimpleStone GableThe 36th AvenueJoyful HomemakingSaving 4 SixThe Vintage Farmhouse, A Jennuine Life, Posed PerfectionCrafts a la ModeChase the StarThe Mandatory MoochThe Girl CreativeSimply DesigningGlitter, Glue, and Paint, Gingerly MadeLamberts LatelyFinding FabulousChic on a Shoestring DecoratingMy Romantic HomeThe Shabby Nest,   Miss Mustard SeedMy Repurposed LifeDiana RamblesDear CreativesCommon GroundLove and LaundryThe Thriftiness Miss, Practically FunctionalLiving Better Together,  Vintage ChicCraft Dictator, My Turn For UsNancherrowBacon time with the Hungry Hippo,  Funky Junk InteriorsTatertots and Jello, City of Creative DreamsThe Jenny EvolutionBe Different Act NormalOr So She SaysAngles HomesteadWhat's Cooking with RuthieCheerios and LattesMade from PinterestCooking with Curls & Little Miss Celebration, Show-licious Home DecorSuburbs MamaKayla's CreationsThe Chicken Chickremodelaholic

Monday, August 11, 2014

DIY Blogland Tour!

One of my favorite things about blogging has been my discovery of so many amazingly talented people!  Many of you have probably seen the tour around blogland, where bloggers have been answering questions and featuring other bloggers that they admire.
MyLove2Create, DIY Blogland Tour

Monday, August 4, 2014

Old Chairs into New Bench

Wow, life has been so busy, and guess what?  It don't think it will be slowing down....EVER!  

But I am good with that!  We are gearing up for back to school in a couple of weeks and I know my kids are excited, even it they won't admit it!  My oldest will be a freshman in high school and I am declaring myself officially OLD, how did this happen?!  Fun times ahead...

As far as projects go I am trying to get back on track after vacations, family stuff, and friends visiting.  So, I thought I would pull out a post that was first on My Repurposed Life a few months back, some old chairs into a new bench....
MyLove2Create, Old Chairs into New Bench
See, fun!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Our new Puppy and an Instagram Round Robin Giveaway!

Hello, I am finally back!  Phew.

It has been a very busy last few weeks, but very good.  We had a great trip to Arizona and loved seeing all our friends.  We also picked up our new puppy!  Meet Sunny...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Easy Painted Burlap Sign

Howdy!  I am crazy this week.  Seriously. 

We are driving to Arizona, which is way cool, because we get to visit our old home and see our good friends!  Aaaaannnnnd...we are getting puppy.  Yep. Crazy.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Moments That Matter Most

I have heard a lot of people comment on how fast the summer is flying by, and they are SO right!  It is amazing to me how time speeds up, and life becomes so busy and crazy.  How quickly we get caught in the trap of getting things done and checking off the list of daily life, that sometimes we forget to stop and enjoy what matters most.

I have been really trying this summer to stop and enjoy the simple moments, and not get caught up in the world, but more in my family, and it is so wonderful!  When I remember and seek out what matters most in my life, I am truly happy.  And happiness is a precious gift.  All good things come of Christ.



I hope you take the time to enjoy what matters most in your life this week!

Hugs,
Mindi