DIY Enclosed Cat Litter Box (IKEA Hack)

DIY Enclosed Cat Litter Box (IKEA Hack)

I love my cat but not the cat litter box. After 19 year, I have finally found the perfect cat litter and cat litter box set up that makes it a lot less of a chore and almost eliminates all that cat litter being tracked all over the floors. And best of all, I didn't have to buy a new enclosed cat litter since I was able to reuse and hack my IKEA bench for this project. Hope you like it and if you...

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How to replace vertical blinds with curtains – easy hack!

How to replace vertical blinds with curtains – easy hack!

It can be frustrating when a product fails but it can also be an opportunity! When this curtain rod bracket failed, it inspired me to come up with a very inexpensive DIY solutions that makes it possible to replace vertical blinds with curtains, without making any holes in the wall. That in turn led me to give that corner of my apartment a mini-makeover to add more storage for office supplies. It...

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Dining Room mini makeover with DIY wall sconces

Dining Room mini makeover with DIY wall sconces

Sometimes you just need a little bit of a change - in this video, I give my dining room a mini refresh with some paint and new DIY lamp shades for my DIY wall sconces. It was just the perfect amount of "new" that I needed! Here are the links to the items I mention in the video: DIY lamp shade: Cricut Maker machine Cricut Mats Premium brushed metal vinyl Flexible chopping mats You can watch how...

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Small Bedroom ideas for renters – DIY Bedroom evolution

Small Bedroom ideas for renters – DIY Bedroom evolution

For most people, including myself, making yourself at home is a marathon, not a sprint. Especially if you’re on a tight budget, build a lot of DIY projects yourself and reuse/repurpose what you have. In this video, you’ll get lots of bedroom decoration ideas, including how to make your own custom pillows!  Here are the links to products I mentioned in the video: DIY Pillow: Cricut Maker machine ...

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Tile kitchen backsplash upgrade without tiling!

Tile kitchen backsplash upgrade without tiling!

Don't think that if you're a renter you're stuck with a boring tile backsplash! It's really easy to create custom tile stickers with a Cricut Maker machine that will completely change the look, and is easily removable.   Things I used to make the backsplash tile stickers: Cricut Maker machine  Mats Removable vinyl: http://shrsl.com/2ywhn If you have no idea what a Cricut machine is or what it...

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DIY kitchen storage cabinet organizer for fruits and vegetables

DIY kitchen storage cabinet organizer for fruits and vegetables

Looking for a small kitchen storage solution for your fruits and vegetables? Try out this DIY fruit and veggie bin I created and customized with my Cricut Maker Machine.  Or if you prefer reading and seeing pictures, I’ve added the entire episode transcript below (with some modifications for clarity) along with some images to highlight the main steps. It's spring cleaning time over here and...

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How to make a Squirrel Picnic Table

How to make a Squirrel Picnic Table

Looking for a fun DIY project to start building your skills? Try out making this DIY picnic table for squirrels. You can enjoy the building and learning process while not stressing out about things being perfect - the squirrels will not mind any imperfections.  Or if you prefer reading and seeing pictures, I’ve added the entire episode transcript below (with some modifications for clarity) along...

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Balcony makeover: Creating a tiny garden for outdoor living

Balcony makeover: Creating a tiny garden for outdoor living

In this video, my LA rental apartment balcony is getting a partial makeover: I'm adding a tiny garden! You'll see how I clean my balcony, how I built 3 different types of planters and my successful attempt at attracting hummingbirds visitors. I hope that this makeover will give you lots of small balcony ideas you can use, especially if you live in a rental apartment! You can see the first part...

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What is a Cricut machine and what does it do?

What is a Cricut machine and what does it do?

One of my favorite quotes about creativity is this one from Albert Einstein: For me, there’s nothing like getting a new tool to get the creative juices flowing and have some fun. You may have noticed that some of my recent projects have featured the Cricut maker machine, a tool new to me. Before being approached by Cricut to create home decor projects, I had never used a Cricut machine and I...

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