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Friday, February 12, 2016

The Garage: Extra Paint Storage

We worked on some garage organization projects at the beginning of last year, including a DIY ceiling storage solution & a wall track system.  Both projects have helped tremendously, but we still had a lot of smaller areas to work on - including our paint storage & organization.

All in all, our initial setup wasn't too bad:

The problem was that the shelf was filling up pretty quickly & it was hard to see what we had on hand.  In most cases, we had gallon paint cans that were less than half full.

Another issue we had, was the dreaded rust that formed along the top of many of the rims, which always led to rust particles falling into the can every time we wanted to paint something (this was the worst one, but most of the other cans still had a good amount of rust):

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Nursery: Newco International Grand Bella Velvet Glider Review

Now that Sami is about 9 months old, I figured enough time has passed that I could give a fair review of our nursery glider.  FYI:  this is not a sponsored post - just an honest review.

I originally looked at various retailers including Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, & The Land of Nod.  There were several contenders, but of course, my favorites were way out of our budget.  We also checked out Babies R US where we found a couple of options, but nothing I really loved.  So the search continued...

Side note:  I have since seen several really cute & affordable new styles of gliders @ Babies R Us & Buy Buy Baby that might have won out had they been around while we were on the hunt.

I kept seeing a velvet tufted swivel glider on Pinterest & thought it combined good design with an affordable price tag.