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…}

Black Distressed Table Makeover

Black Distressed Table Makeover by The Thinking Closet

This would be an opportune time to grab a snack, a cozy blanket, and perhaps silence your cell phone.  Why?  Because it’s story time, folks.  Gather ’round for… Once upon a time, there was an old chair.  And there was a girl who sat in the old chair.  But because it was an old chair, an old folding chair, it was an uncomfortable chair.  It made her back hurt and ache. When the girl sat {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…}

Rustic Key & Sunglasses Holder

Rustic Key & Sunglasses Holder via The Thinking Closet

Our keys and sunglasses were becoming regular loiterers on our kitchen counter; frankly, they needed a home of their own. So, we put our heads together, found some inspiration via Pinterest, and came up with this lil do-dad – – a Mark and Lauren Incorporated creation: I’m really pleased with how it turned out.  It’s not only cute, but functional! SUPPLIES:  I picked up the unfinished wood picture frame at Hobby Lobby for under $10 {read more…}