The Melrose Family


Floor Cloth

You know those old sayings, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” or “measure twice, cut once”?  I must admit that when I was a young adult, I thought that those were just sayings.  Then, when my husband and I decided to paint our old Victorian home, I thought a nice soft …

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DIY Chalk Paint

When you search around Pinterest, you will discover that a number of the projects that involve painting furniture use chalk paint.  There are many brands of chalk paint that are available for purchase but they can be a bit pricey.  So, when supplies are costly, why not try to make your own?  A lot of …

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DIY Wire Baskets

Let’s see a raise of hands.  How many of you have “organization” as one of your resolutions for 2014?  This includes everything from “organizing my kitchen” to “organizing my craft room” to “organizing my office” and more.
Okay, next question.  Where do you go for inspiration?   Probably Pinterest, HGTV, and magazines, right? Now, you’ve found that inspirational room and it’s absolutely gorgeous!  You know the room I’m talking about.  Nothing is out of place, it’s all color coordinated, and all of the storage pieces match.  Oh, you are in LOVE!!
So, the next thing you do is search online sites and visit stores like Pottery Barn, The Container Store and Crate & Barrel.  You find that most amazing wire basket and it probably costs somewhere between $15 and $50, correct?  But wait, you need to purchase 6, 8, or 10 wire baskets for your project!  You gulp at the price.  Well, today I’d like to share with you a quick, easy and VERY inexpensive DIY project that won’t kill your wallet because I’m going to show you how to make your own wire baskets!

DIY Wire Baskets

Wire Baskets Tutorial