Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Made It: I've been building!

Ok, so for some reason, I thought today was Monday Made It!  Obviously I'm a little behind.  Oh well, It's my Monday Made It time!!!!  I'm so excited to be linking up today with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for her monthly Monday Made It linky party!

So my made it's are mostly for home.  I've been in a very organizing place lately.  I'm trying to pair down and organize what's left.  One thing I've been trying to do is get rid of all the "stuff" on my kitchen counters.  We had tons of spices on the counter and so I decided that I needed to make build this!

There are awesome directions over at Ana White's website and there is a picture tutorial over at Shanty 2 Chic (which is one of my new favorite non-teaching blogs).  I had a few hiccups along the way and needed some major help from both my hubby and my mom.  I had to make several trips to Lowe's and got a few new tools in the process. In the end I am very proud of how it turned out!
Empty spicerack
Full Spicerack
Then I decided that I wanted to make another holder to hang on the pantry door to put all of our plastic baggies and tin foil type stuff.  I made two and that let me clear out another drawer.

Then I was able to create a "junk drawer" and get rid of the mail organizer turned junk holder that was on the counter!  I'm trying hard to keep it organized!!!

The last MMI is probably the project I've been most proud of in a very long time!  My sweet teaching partner has 3 kids who are all in school now and she has been going through and cleaning out their old toys.  She asked me last week if I wanted to have an old playhouse that was in rough shape for free! Here it is before and during the cleaning process.
  Of course I said yes!!!!  I had seen several playhouse makeovers on Pinterest and knew this was a project for me.  I picked up the playhouse on Friday and finally got it finished yesterday afternoon!  I think it turned out pretty darn cute!

It's not perfect by any means, but I love the way it turned out and my sweet little girl loves to play in it!

Please excuse the messy onsie!  She had an orange that went EVERYWHERE!
What have you been making?  Don't forget to head over to Tara's blog to check out the rest of the Made It's!


  1. Oh! I love the spice rack! I need one for all my seasoning packets. Am I the only one who stores those (and forgets what I have so I buy more later)??

  2. I love, love, love that you built your own spice rack! You are my hero! The playhouse looks GREAT too!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'


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