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Make This: Simple Clothesline Basket

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Learn to make these minimal clothesline baskets.

If you're anything like me, you have a running list of projects you want to try. Things you save repeatedly on Pinterest, ideas you scribble down in the back of your planner, or maybe you just keep a mental list in your brain. Clothesline baskets have been on my want-to-try list for forever, and this week I took the plunge. After conquering the first one, I want to make a million of these clothesline baskets. A million! Additionally,! I'm loving the simple stripe in this basket. We're exploring all things Scandinavian this month, and this basket fills the bill with equal parts monochrome and texture.        

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Dining Room Sidekick – Small Cabinet with Door

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Does your family use the dining room table for board games, arts and crafts, homework, and more?  What do you do with all the stuff when dinner time comes around?

We were spending a good twenty minutes clearing our dining table off every evening before dinner, and moving all the board games to a cabinet in the living room.  I'm a firm believer that efficient processes make for clean and clutter free homes, and hauling board games into another room Every. Single. Meal. is not efficient.  Not at all.

We were also spending a good amount of time hauling napkins and salt and pepper from the spice cabient to the table and back.  Why are we doing this.

My dining table doesn't need a sideboard.  It needs a sidekick.

Just for the board games.  Just for the salt and pepper.

But since I wanted this new piece to be beautiful in my space, I added a little detail to the door.

I love that the detail makes what is a very simple and modest cabinet into something interesting and scrulptural.  I love that the door looks like a giant "Play" button, because this cabinet is all about play.  

But most of all - I love that this cabinet was such a truly simple build.  So simple.  

You can watch me build it in the following video -

And then build it yourself with the free plans following.

Enjoy! Ana

 

PS - Don't need a side cabinet in your dining room?  You could also use this cabinet as a counter height desk-

Small bath vanity (may need to make deeper to accommodate the sink and plumbing -

Or go double width and use it as console, media or entertainment center, sideboard or bookshelf.

Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see any of the modifications made into plans.

 

 

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“The Play Cabinet” – Small Cabinet with Door

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Does your family use the dining room table for board games, arts and crafts, homework, and more?  What do you do with all the stuff when dinner time comes around?

We were spending a good twenty minutes clearing our dining table off every evening before dinner, and moving all the board games to a cabinet in the living room.  I'm a firm believer that efficient processes make for clean and clutter free homes, and hauling board games into another room Every. Single. Meal. is not efficient.  Not at all.

We were also spending a good amount of time hauling napkins and salt and pepper from the spice cabient to the table and back.  Why are we doing this.

So I built a new cabinet for my dining room.  

Just for the board games.  Just for the salt and pepper.

But since I wanted this new piece to be beautiful in my space, I added a little detail to the door.

I love that the detail makes what is a very simple and modest cabinet into something interesting and scrulptural.  I love that the door looks like a giant "Play" button, because this cabinet is all about play.  

But most of all - I love that this cabinet was such a truly simple build.  So simple.  

You can watch me build it in the following video -

And then build it yourself with the free plans following.

Enjoy! Ana

 

PS - Don't need a side cabinet in your dining room?  You could also use this cabinet as a counter height desk-

Small bath vanity (may need to make deeper to accommodate the sink and plumbing -

Or go double width and use it as console, media or entertainment center, sideboard or bookshelf.

Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see any of the modifications made into plans.

 

 

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How to Repair Wood With Epoxy Wood Filler

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wood repair with puttyGiving old furniture new life is so fun, but dealing with large areas of wood rot and damaged wood can be tricky. Learn how to use epoxy wood filler for perfect repairs that are quick and easy. . Hey, hey! If you follow me over on Instagram, you know that I've been working on creating storage ... Read More about How to Repair Wood With Epoxy Wood Filler

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Create a Winter Sanctuary

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This post is in partnership with World Market The sun came out in Seattle yesterday and I have to say, it was glorious to get a glimpse of spring. January is usually a pretty gloomy month around these parts! I think that’s one of the reasons I love being a homebody. It doesn’t really matter […]

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Tame That Junk Drawer! Make This Roll Organizer!

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Organize your life with this DIY roll tool organizer!

Clean out your junk drawer and keep it in this easy rollup organizer.

It's the season of organization and purging, and it's high time to get real with ourselves. Let's talk about the junk drawer. You know the one I'm talking about. The drawer that holds everything and anything: takeout menus, a few rubber bands, hardware from that IKEA chair you bought two years ago, and an orange-handled pair of scissors. Maybe you are one of the blessed few who has managed to avoid the never-ending pit that is the junk drawer. Good for you - gold medal in adulting. If you are an actual human being like the rest of us, or just need a place to put all your tools, why not roll'em?    

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Decorating in January

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Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 I received a few messages this week about how to decorate in January, through this “in-between” time after Christmas and before spring! A house can feel a little empty or barren once the tree and ornaments are put away. If your house […]

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Decorating in January

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Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 I received a few messages this week about how to decorate in January, through this “in-between” time after Christmas and before spring! A house can feel a little empty or barren once the tree and ornaments are put away. If your house […]

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How to: Easy & Elegant DIY Wood Veneer Box

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Everyone loves to receive gifts, but I like giving them just as much. And by making a  reusable box to place items in, you can make the giving experience that much more beautiful. This wood veneer gift box is easy to make, and your recipient will be able to continue to use it. Or, just whip up several of these for your own personal storage. They look amazing on a desk or shelf, and are a great way to store craft and office supplies!