Everyone Needs Storage

Happy Spring, Pinners,

We have been fortunate to finally have some warmer weather.  It has been great to get outside with our favorite little guy now that he is finally feeling better.  He got a nasty case of croup coupled with a stomach bug.  Poor kid was miserable for about a week.


As a new homeowner, storage is everything.  One kid accumulates A LOT of stuff.  Add a hunter/fisherman and wife who ventures out to hunt occasionally and that makes a GREAT deal of stuff to store.  I saw this awesome pin about storage above your garage door and immediately we headed to Home Depot.  We are on a first name basis with a few of the workers at our local Home Depot.  They know we are either headed to the lumber or paint department.

Here is the original pin from my “Our First Home” board.
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My husband and father-in-law did a great job with our storage and we are so glad we added this to our garage!  We can store everything in our garage up off of the floor and we can easily fit both vehicles in the garage.  Justin is currently working on a modified version in our storage/work room.  I will post pictures as he gets it finished.  Here is our finished product.

20150308_175914We were able to attach the drop down 2x4s into our attic to help support the platform.  We used plywood for our platform base.  If you would like further details, please email us at makinpinteresthappen@gmail.com.

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Hello Pinners,

I have to honestly say the kitchen is always my favorite room in the house.  We spend so much time together gathering around our table making memories with friends and family.  It is the central hub of our new house.  The paint is up, one set of cabinets are decorated above, and I finally had the chance to finish up my DIY EAT sign for above my pantry door.

Here is my original pin from my Pinterest board, “Our First Home.”


I hit up Hobby Lobby to buy the PaperStudio paper mach letters.  They are originally $2.99 a piece, but I found them when they were an additional 50% off.  Here is the link to Hobby Lobby’s website to find the letters online.


This project ended up being a very inexpensive project.  I bought my three letters, a can of Krylon’s Cover MAXX Silve Metallic spray paint, and the large 3M strips to hang them.  We used two 3M strips per letter.  This is one of my favorite projects so far.  It was simple, easy, and cheap!


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Just an update…

Hello Pinners!

Pinterest projects are in full swing at our new homestead.  Posts will be going up in the next few days.  We have been working on kitchen decor, arranging a new guest room, garage storage, and we are working on a huge project in our basement that I cannot wait to share!  You can catch sneak peeks of our projects by following us on Instagram at @makinpinteresthappen!

You can see our most recent pictures posted on Instagram on our homepage on the right hand side.  Please take time to follow us on our blog.  You can always reach us via email at makinpinteresthappen@gmail.com.

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