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DIY Laundry Basket

Posted by: on January 13th, 2014 | One Comment

 DIY Laundry Basket Tutorial

 

Here’s a fun project to help you streamline your household chores. It’s a simple DIY laundry basket that will make throwing your laundry in the wash a little bit easier! Just follow the step-by-step instructions. 

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DIY Chalkboard Paint Chore Chart

Posted by: on August 12th, 2013 | 12 Comments

A chore chart for toddlers created from chalkboard paint and wall board

We’ve invited lifestyle and decor bloggers to give us their take on The Home Depot’s monthly Do-It-Herself Workshops. On Thursday, August 15, 2013, the DIH Workshop in Home Depot stores across the country will focus on How to Make a Chore Chart, presented by Martha Stewart Living.

Here, Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl shares her tutorial for a chore chart she created for her two toddlers. This simple DIY project uses chalkboard paint on wall board.

It’s never too early to start your kids on the road to responsibility, right? That’s why I’m so glad that The Home Depot asked us to come up with a fun and unique chore chart we can use in our own home. And right now with my toddler boys, the chores that we focus on with them are picking up their toys and dirty clothes! So I wanted to design an easy chart for them to both understand and get involved with. And because I could use chalkboard paint on just about anything in our house – I thought naturally a chalkboard chart would be perfect!

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DIY Magnetic Tile Chore Chart

Posted by: on August 9th, 2013 | 4 Comments

We’ve invited lifestyle and decor bloggers to give us their take on The Home Depot’s monthly Do-It-Herself Workshops. A recent DIH Workshop in Home Depot stores across the country focused on How to Make a Chore Chart, presented by Martha Stewart Living.

Here, Amy Bell of Positively Splendid shares her tutorial for a DIY chore chart project that uses magnets, ceramic tile and sheet metal.

With four small children, I am constantly striving to make our family run as as smoothly as possible. There really is no better way I have found to do so than by having each family member’s individual chores clearly outlined and defined in a chore chart. Chore charts are terrific for two reasons: they clearly define expectations, thus reducing conflict, and they provide children a great sense of accomplishment when they get to mark a chore off of their list!

When The Home Depot and Martha Stewart challenged me to come up with my own chore chart system, I gladly took on the challenge. As I set to work, I knew I wanted my chore chart to be suitable for children of all ages, and that it needed to be as user-friendly as possible to ensure long-term success. The project I’m sharing with you today, a magnetic tile chore chart, is what I came up with!

 

A boy interacts with a DIY magnetic chore chart

 

To make a Magnetic Tile Chore Chart of your own, you will need:

  • An old 24×36” frame
  • (1) 24×36” sheet galvanized sheet metal
  • Ceramic tile sheet
  • Sharpie marker
  • 1/2” ceramic disc magnets
  • Heavy-Duty Adhesive
  • Letter stickers, vinyl decals or stencil (for lettering)

To start, carefully slip the sheet metal into the frame. (Be sure to wear work gloves when doing so, as the edges of the sheet metal are very sharp!) This is a great project to breathe new life into a frame that might otherwise be donated or discarded.

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Inspired: Lovelier Laundry Hampers

Posted by: on January 21st, 2013 | Make A Comment

An inspiration board of pretty laundry hampers

 

In a busy household, laundry can not only be a huge chore, but it can also create a lot of clutter! At any given time there could be dirty clothes on the bathroom floor, dirty dish towels in the kitchen, and socks in the living room. With all this laundry, it’s essential to have a designated spot for all of your dirty clothes. And since you need a designated spot for all the laundry to do, why not pick a pretty laundry hamper? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite laundry hampers for this inspiration board.

Which one is your favorite?

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