Wall Mounted Basket Bathroom Storage

Who doesn’t need more storage? That’s what I’d like to know. I’ve never met anybody! Especially when it comes to bathroom storage. Even after remodeling our bathroom in the fall, I still needed somewhere to put toilet paper, hand towels, etc. I did have a good amount of wall space above the toilet so that’s where this project started.

Eventually I decided to hang woven baskets, but I would mount the bottom side of the basket to the wall. I bought 3 baskets of different sizes and started with the biggest basket nearest the toilet. We John secured the baskets to the wall using 4 screws for the bigger baskets and only 2 screws for the little one.
 

Wall Mounted Baskets for Storage

 And there you go… Easy as pie and now I have a little extra storage!

Wall Mounted Baskets for Storage

 
Wall Mounted Baskets for Storage

 
Remember the mason jar filled with sea shells? Read about that project here. These are the leftover shells and I decided to put the jar in the bathroom for decoration. What do you think about the baskets for shelves? So far this arrangement is working out and it is nice to have spare toilet paper nearby when your husband never changes the roll!

Problem solved!

 Christina

Easy DIY Seasonal Photo Wall

My husband’s favorite place on earth is his family’s summer home community on Long Island, NY. He has spent every summer of his life there on the beach. The community is open from April to November and then closes down in the winter time.

After moving to NY in 2009, I thought it would be a fun project to take pictures of the summer community during each season of the year. Then we could use them to make a picture wall in our new home. It took a lot of planning, but we decided to use one specific location for the four photographs of each season.

We obviously knew the fall and winter photos would be easy to distinguish. We ran into a little trouble with the spring and summer photos. I thought it would be a good idea to get John into the summer photo since this is the season that people spend the most time in the community. Here are the pictures we took during our year long project!

Easy DIY Photo Wall with Seasonal Pictures
 
Easy DIY Photo Wall with Seasonal Pictures
 
Easy DIY Photo Wall with Seasonal Pictures
 
Easy DIY Photo Wall with Seasonal Pictures

 
Easy DIY Photo Wall with Seasonal Pictures
We also took these photos at the beach to add some variety to our photo wall. These photos were taken at the beginning of May.
 
Easy DIY Photo Wall with Seasonal Pictures   And here is the final product hanging on the wall in our living room!! 

Easy DIY Photo Wall with Seasonal Pictures
We are soo proud of our photo wall! It’s like our baby.. I mean when you think about it, it did take us over a year to accomplish this project. It was really fun though and we get compliments every time we have friends over.

Where is your favorite place on earth? Do you think this is something you could create for your own home?

 

Christina

DIY Seashell Shadow Box

When my grandmother recently passed away, my grandfather gave me a mason jar filled with seashells. He told me that I had collected them with my grandmother during a trip to the beach when I was a child. He had saved the shells for over 20 years! We didn’t know exactly what year, but I couldn’t have been any older than 5 years. That day my grandmother and I had taken a long walk together on the beach, just the two of us..

I didn’t really know what to do with the shells, but a shadow box of some sort seemed appropriate. Most of the shells were broken and I got frustrated trying to sort them out. I felt like I could only use the perfect shells for some reason. Then I realized that we collected even the broken ones because we thought they were special! So after a trip to Michaels for a $5 shadowbox on sale (I figured it wasn’t worth my time to make one since this one was so cheap) + gorilla super glue = this is what I came up with..

  DIY Seashell Shadowbox

 

I superglued everything one by one onto the shadowbox backing. The broken shells formed the stems of flowers. I let the shells dry with the shadowbox on its back for 24 hours. In the bottom of the box I added rocks that we picked up and used the dried rose as my grandmother’s last name was Rose. What do you think? I’m pretty proud! I haven’t found the right spot for it yet. For now it sits on my bookshelf. I thought I’d share this as an idea for a Mother’s Day present.

 

 

– Christina