IKEA Hack: Whitewashed Fjell Wardrobe with Pallet Shelves

IKEA Hack: Whitewashed Fjell Wardrobe with Pallet Shelves | The Thinking Closet

Mark and I recently completed our first “IKEA hack.”  What’s an IKEA hack, you ask?  Well, here’s the definition according to ikeahackers.net: Essentially, an IKEA hack is a modification/repurposing of an IKEA product. Why I chose to call it a hack? In it’s own little way, it breaks into the IKEA code of furniture assembly and repurposes, challenges and creates with surprising results. So, there you have it.  Some of you may have seen a {read more…}

Vintage Purse Makeover

Vintage Purse Makeover | The Thinking Closet

For those of you who may have missed my guest post over at Dream a Little Bigger last month, here it is in full…plus a new photo addition of my “Teenage Mutant Ninja Polka Dots.”  Intrigued?  I hope so! About Ruth This purse holds great significance for me because it originally belonged to a beloved family friend named Ruth.  I can’t remember a holiday meal during my childhood when Ruth wasn’t at our table, warming {read more…}

Burp Cloth Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist

Burp Cloth Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist by The Thinking Closet

With my friends having babies left and right, you didn’t think I would stop at the rhinestone and heat-transfer vinyl onesies, now, did you? No siree, Bob!  Time to bust out the sewing machine for some super cute, super easy burp cloths: I have to credit my M.I.L. for inspiring me with this one (and she credits her friend, Robyn!).  Last year, she made some burp cloths for expectant mothers, including my two sisters-in-law, so, {read more…}

Fabric Spring Wreath Tutorial

Spring Wreath Tutorial by The Thinking Closet

Now that it’s officially spring, here’s the full tutorial for my fabric spring wreath. You may have seen this earlier in the month on Or So She Says. This is my eighth month living in Florida, and I’m starting to notice that we don’t experience much of a change of seasons here.  Well, I guess you could say there are two seasons: stinkin’ hot and less stinkin’ hot.  But I figured that wreaths could be {read more…}

Vintage Purse Makeover at Dream a Little Bigger

Vintage Purse Makeover | The Thinking Closet

Looking at this post’s title, you might be thinking, “Dream a Little Bigger…we know that name!”  And you sure do if you saw the amazing Gold Shoe Makeover Allison, author of Dream a Little Bigger, shared here on Monday. Well, Allison and I are totally in cahoots with a guest post swap this week (mwah ha ha!), so I’m sharing my makeover (also involving gold) over at her corner of the blog-o-sphere right now.  A Vintage Purse Makeover to {read more…}

Gold Shoe Makeover

Gold Crochet Shoes by Allison from Dream a Little Bigger

Friends, it is an honor to introduce you to my blog pal, Allison.  After leaving my millionth comment on her blog saying, “Oh my goodness.  I LOVE this!” I decided to invite her over here to one of her amazing refashions here with y’all today.  Allison, they’re all yours! Hi, everybody at The Thinking Closet! Let me introduce myself, I’m Allison and I’m a blogging craftaholic over at Dream a Little Bigger. I’m a huge {read more…}

Craft Drawer Organization for the Budget Savvy

Craft Drawer Organization for the Budget Savvy by Lauren from The Thinking Closet

Hi friends!  If you missed my post on Or So She Says last month where I shared my major organization overhaul for my craft drawers, here’s the whole shebang. Let’s start with an “after” picture: They’ve undergone quite the change.  For way too long, my craft storage drawers were in a sad state of disorganization and in desperate need of some purging and a bit of structure.  They were becoming more like junk drawers than craft drawers, and {read more…}

Fabric Spring Wreath Tutorial

Fabric Spring Wreath Tutorial | The Thinking Closet

After all of these heady posts on blog migration, I’m guessing some of you might be chanting, “We want crafts!  Show us the crafts!”  Well, today, I can answer that cry as I’m sharing my Fabric Spring Wreath Tutorial over at Or So She Says.  It’s a great project for stash-busting, I can attest, and the little flowers could easily be made into hair accessories or gift wrap embellishments.  I’d love for you stop by and check it {read more…}

Burlap Love Banner & Free Cut File

Burlap Love Banner & Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet

Since sharing my January Silhouette Challenge project, exciting things have been happening behind the scenes.  I created a Facebook group for Silhouette users looking to collaborate and encourage one another (wanna join us?  shoot me an email!).  And our group has grown to over 20 women in a matter of a few weeks.  Several of those lovely ladies are joining me in The Challenge this month!  How cool is that?  Look out for links to their projects at {read more…}

D.I.Y. Twine Ball Tree Topper

D.I.Y. Twine Ball Tree Topper by The Thinking Closet

In the words of my husband, “Welp, better late than never.” Even though there are only four days until Christmas, I decided to make my own tree topper.  We keep our tree up through January anyway, so it’ll have some quality time on this year’s tree as well as on the trees in years to come.  I found my inspiration atop the trees in our church’s lobby.  Here are a few pics I snapped on {read more…}

Punched Tin Ornament Tutorial

Punched Tin Ornament Tutorial by The Thinking Closet

In case you missed my guest post on Lines Across last Wednesday, here it is, friends. Happy ornamenting! I’m eager to share with you my new favorite d.i.y. project: a punched tin ornament.  What I love most about this ornament is that it can be made using items from your recycling bin and toolbox!  How sweet is that? “Where did the inspiration for this ‘lil guy come from?” I’m so glad you asked!  Well, it {read more…}

Romantic Rose Headband

I want to extend a huge welcome to Robyn, my first guest blogger here at The Thinking Closet!  She has an awesome tutorial to share with you all that has me swooning.  Take it away, Robyn. Hi everyone! My name is Robyn, from Ruffly Ribbons & Ramblings, and I am super excited to be guest blogging on Lauren’s amazing blog! I met Lauren through one of her posts (check it out here) and she has {read more…}

D.I.Y. No-Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt

D.I.Y. No-Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt by The Thinking Closet

I like ruffles…A LOT.  And my new obsession is burlap. So, when I saw Ashley Johnston’s tutorial for a ruffle Christmas tree skirt, I knew it was my next d.i.y. project.  Here’s my completed skirt: I’m in love with how it turned out, however, let me shoot straight: this project is not for the faint of heart. It’s time-consuming.  Although a few bloggers mentioned this only taking two hours, it took me closer to eight!  {read more…}

Wood Pallet Sign Tutorial

Wood Pallet Sign Tutorial via The Thinking Closet

It was like giving your Mom a baseball mitt for her birthday. For Mark’s b-day last week, one of his gifts was the opportunity for us to create a wood pallet sign together!  Mark is passionate about wood-working, so I figured he could tackle the wood pallet part, and I could do the lettering – – it would be a team effort! To start, we needed rustic wood.  So, we went to our local lumber {read more…}