Craft Room - Clients Home - Gift Wrap Center

My brother, Jered and his wife Jaycee hired me to come into their home and create some organizational solutions for many spaces in their home.

We actually worked as a TEAM, putting in some really long hours, accomplishing a TON in just a few days. I think I failed to mention the fact that we were working as a TEAM back in that laundry room post. I apologize, Jered & Jaycee! They worked SO HARD! and I think we made a pretty great team :)  If you missed their laundry post, you can view it {here.}

 Another space that we redid was the craft room/gift wrapping room. 

I'm posting this room in 2 segments:  'the gift wrap center' and  'the craft supply center'  {yeah, that's how much is packed into this tiny room - it requires two posts.}

Jaycee emailed me with her desires for this room. She says:  "I envision this place to be a small room with wrapping paper, ribbons, sewing machine, scissors, glue gun, wire and other crafty things that can be easily accessible. I want a place that I can run into to wrap a gift quickly, or somewhere that I can do a craft and if I need to leave it out I can just close the door. Maybe peg boards? It also houses the printer. " 

 This is PART 1 of the finished room:
 clients home

Taking into consideration the part of Jaycee's email regarding the wrapping paper & ribbon, this is the gift wrap center that was created.

Back in the laundry room post, I told you to remember that Ikea shelf? This is it, folks!   By removing some of the shelves and adding some cafe curtain rods we turned it into a tissue paper and ribbon holder.  I love using things within a persons home, and creating a whole new purpose for it.
This is what the space looked like before:
Behind that tiny door is attic space, where most of the supplies were.
FIRST: we created a place for wrapping paper:
After spray painting a couple pieces of 1 x 2 wood, Jered attached them to the wall
and attached cafe curtain rods {which remove easily} to hold the rolls of paper.
 A few necessities hanging nearby.
WE ALSO created a place for tissue paper and ribbon, wrapping the tissue paper on child size clothes hangers, as Jaycee wanted to be able to grab a piece of tissue paper easily and didn't want it tucked away inside a box. We also added rows of those same cafe curtain rods to hold spools of ribbon.
This is the tissue paper - I L.O.V.E. the rainbow of colors! So Pretty!
A closer look at the rods.
We gave her a place for gifts that she has on hand.
and a place for boxes and . . .
a place for bags and . . .
a place for cards and tags - this one is an accordion file box. . .
Inside are separate sections for all occasions, and the cards & tags are organized here.

Here is the side by side before and after of the gift wrap center:
View the other side of the room HERE. It covers the rest of her desires for the room. You'll be truly amazed at how much can be packed into such a little space.


Favorite Caramel Popcorn

Just wanted to share a favorite snack in our household.  I'm warning you... it's so yummy - it's hard to stop eating it!  Me and the men in my life {my husband and our 4 boys} LOVE. LOVE. LOVE . . .
Oven Caramel Corn
 It makes a great gift too!
You simply must try this recipe! It's MMMM mmmm good!  {yours may look a bit different than the pictures,  because I ran out of popcorn seeds and didn't have quite enuf, so mine is extra caramelly.}
recipe is from a family cookbook

3 & 3/4 quarts (15 cups) popped corn
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Heat oven to 200 degrees. Use two 9 x 13 pans, putting1/2 of popped corn in each pan . Mix brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt.  Cook and stir (in saucepan) until it bubbles around the edge.  Cook 5 min. longer.  Add 1/2 tsp. baking soda. Stir until foamy. Pour 1/2 over each pan of popcorn.  Mix until popcorn is covered. Bake 1 hr. stirring every 15 minutes. SO EASY!

Variation: to make JELLO POPCORN, omit the brown sugar and add 2 small (3 oz.) boxes jello {raspberry, strawberry, lime, any kind jello is good}
Not only is the jello popcorn just as great tasting, it's so pretty too!

:) Enjoy!

Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Linky Party

I'm excited to announce our NEW  
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Linky Party!  
The party will be held right here on our blog homepage every Thursday! 
Linky parties are a great way to share your posts and a great way to meet gifted people. There is so much inspiring talent out there! Bless others by sharing it and linking up every Thursday!  Link posts pertaining to: organizing, crafting, decorating, recipes, etc. {anything creative}  
The party begins on:
Thursday March 3rd! 
  Follow me, if you don't already, so you'll remember to come back each week! :)
I made a button for the party today, so if you do decide to join in on the fun, 
use it at the end of your blog post or somewhere on your blog homepage.  

I'd be delighted if you shared the party with your readers!  
I would LOVE to see oodles and oodles of great link ups!
 Come right back here on Thursday, March 3rd & 
LINK UP your talent! I'm SO looking forward to it!!


Giveaway Winner

We have a WINNER!!!
 #62 - Liz says: "I like you on facebook!"
Congratulations Liz! You WON the $10.00 Starbucks Gift Card!
Liz: Email me at delightfulorder@gmail.com
Thanks to all of you that joined in!
Stay tuned for future giveaways! 


Small Laundry Room Solutions- Clients Home

For those of you who only have a closet with a washer & dryer in it for a laundry room, you can still make the most of the space you have and keep it orderly.  Want to know how?  keep reading ...
Last year I re-organized Tamara's home for her and 
a little closet that houses a washer and a dryer . . .
clients home

is the space she has for a  laundry room.
  Her laundry closet is in the main bathroom of her home.
it's a cute little space . . .
and in order to keep it clean and uncluttered,
I made my Delightful Order suggestions on how to store the dirty clothes.
To keep the closet doors like this:
 I suggested that she bring the dirty clothes UP & keep them inside the closet,
storing the dirty clothes in large baskets on the shelf above.
What??? you say, Yes! I said bring the dirty clothes UP! odd, I know...
. . . but it's been working well for their family of four
and it forces a person to keep up with the laundry. 
Try it - it may just work for you too. 
{just be sure you have strong support on your shelf}
We got 3 large baskets for the dirty clothes...
and sorted them by darks, whites and towels.
Labeling the baskets . . . 
 . . . makes it a bit easier when sorting.
These large baskets are from Homegoods.  You can use regular laundry baskets too.
Need some labels? Purchase my laundry room labels {here}
An iron board holder fits perfectly in the space beside the dryer.
I talked about them in my last post, with links too.
If this were my space, I would add another small shelf under the large one
to hold the laundry soap, stain remover, bleach, oxi-clean, etc.
There you have it . . . Solutions for a tucked away, ORGANIZED, laundry closet.

There's still time to enter! You have until tomorrow evening!
Go {here} to find out more, follow the rules and if you haven't yet, enter today.


Laundry Room Redo - Clients Home

A couple of weeks ago I spent some time at Jered & Jaycee's home re-organizing for them.  They hired me to come into their home and come up with organizational solutions for many rooms in their home.   The laundry room was one of the many areas we re-did and I will tell you: It's a HUGE change & they LOVE it!
 clients home 

Who wouldn't want to do laundry in here?
and who wouldn't want to keep it looking this good? I know I would!
This is what the room looked like before we cleared the space:
 and I want you to remember this IKEA bookshelf, 
because in another post I'm going to show you how we reused it.
Jered installed this leftover counter-top that they had sitting in their shop.  He also built a couple of shelves for baskets for the clean clothes {because, let's face it... they don't always get put away right away} The laundry sorter is from Target.com {find it here}
Glass Jars are gorgeous anywhere & everywhere... I love them in the laundry room!
So I suggested they buy some for this room & they did.  L.O.V.E!
Find the big jar from Target here. Find the little jars from Target here.
Jaycee made these adorable tags and  I've created some laundry room labels that you can purchase on my Etsy Shop and print from your own home or from any print shop! 
Here are the labels that you can purchase:
Click {here} to view them in my shop.
Every laundry room should have a place to hang clothing. . .
. . .this one is a curtain rod that they've had kicking around.
I had Jered cut it to size & now it serves a different purpose.
and this space . . .
went from this . . .
To this!  
A great Ikea drying rack was installed above. Find it {here.} The towel holder is actually a Wall Rack/Dish Drainer from Ikea. Find it {here.}  To finish this space, I suggested that they get a mirror for above the sink.  The little cabinet door is a built-in ironing board.  I don't have a built-in ironing board, so I have mine hanging on the back of my door with an Iron Board Holder.  {I'll show you my laundry room someday too.} Here are a few Iron Board Holders that I found online: here and here or if you wanted to spend the money... find a wall mounted ironing  center here.
 Ready for the side-by side before & afters of this Laundry Room Re-do?
 Here they are:
 Amazing huh?
I love transformations like this! and I love the challenge of creating transformations like this!
This is just one of the areas we did in their home, stay tuned for more of their home re-do's coming soon!
Let's see some of your Laundry Rooms.
Link them up right here:


Laundry Room Labels

Introducing Our Newest Etsy Shop Item: 
Laundry Room Labels
Label your laundry room baskets, bins, glass jars, etc with these 12 printable tags!
What you get is a high resolution PDF DIGITAL FILE, which is emailed to you to download and print on 
8.5 x 11 paper. If you'd like, laminate the sheet before cutting the labels out. 
Use a hole punch and attach with ribbon or create the label into a sticker and attach it. 
{View how to create labels into stickers {here.} I found my Xyron sticker maker at Walmart.
 View the printable item in our shop {here
and as always you can view my items for purchase on the tab at the top of this blog labeled: My SHOP.

Stay tuned . . . I have a laundry room makeover coming real soon & It's a Cool-E-Oh one!

Graduation Party with Printables

Hi all! My son graduated last week.  Today, I am sharing his graduation party decor with you. I have a bunch of printable graduation deco...

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