Friday, January 27, 2012

a few simple (yet brilliant) ideas

every now and then i stumble across 
a few brilliant ideas

idea number one

take this...
bekvam spice rack from ikea - $3.99

and create these...
via pinterest
i love these little book shelves
totally stealing this idea for my boys' room

idea number two

where do you keep your bakers twine?
divine twine from wisker graphics - $15 per spool (lasts forever)

why in my sugar dispenser, of course!

idea number three

cover up this ugly thing
with this

a cute canvas and two hinges
buh-bye ugly

idea number four

are your plastic storage boxes taking up to much space?

here's where you put them!!
you can find diy instructions here

utilize the dead space in your garage.... genius, right?!

idea number five

need to cover up that hideous box sprint mattress?

here you go.... 


a little burlap and some studs... bingo!

sometimes the simple solution
is the only solution

xoxo - erin


  1. I've never seen that box spring cover. GENIUS! Although I'm not a burlap girl, I think it keeps it neutral and probably very durable. Thanks for sharing the ideas!

  2. I love every one of these ideas! I have tried to hide the hideous thermostat that ruins a key wall in my house for over 10 years. I have a lamp propped right in front of it. I wonder if the canvas will prevent it from reading the correct air temp though. I find that happens when I turn on the lamp as it gives off heat.

  3. Ha! Those spice racks have been out of stock ever since they went viral on Pinterest. Have you checked your local Ikea yet? Hopefully you'll have better luck finding them then I have. Love your Blog!