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bootles

You know those contraptions you put in boots to make them stand at attention in your closet?  Well they are expensive & you can do the same thing with pool noodles from the dollar store.  Cut them to size with a bread knife.  I decided to rebrand them as “BOOTLES”.
boot noodleBut the best part was when the cashier rung the pool noodles through the till I had a good chuckle:receipt for poo

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heating pad cover

heating pad coverEver want to jazz up those plain covers that come with heating pads? I wanted something really soft so I purchased a fuzzy baby blanket from the dollar store.  I folded it in half, cut it to size & then sewed the end & side to make a pocket.  Make sure to use the factory finished edge of the blanket at the open end of your cover.  Then add your choice of buttons or velcro to close.  I love how cuddly mine is now.

Ikea hack

I liked the bones of this cabinet & the yellow one was on sale but yellow is not in my colour scheme.  My plan was to strip it (never fun) & then stain it a dark espresso colour.  I had to abandon that plan when the stain did not take evenly so I painted over it with solid grey instead & changed the hardware.  As a matter of fact, I don’t think any piece of furniture I own has its original hardware on it.  Changing hardware is a really good trick to make pieces look customized or vintage or just to upscale a look.

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