Keep power bars off the floor and out of dust bunny hands with this idea.  A couple screw hooks and a basket an voila! no more furballs around the power bar.

Keep power bars off the floor and out of dust bunny hands with this idea.  A couple screw hooks and a basket an voila! no more furballs around the power bar.

(Source: homedesign.marthastewart.com)

Prettiest desk caddy I have ever seen. Made by Viola. 

Prettiest desk caddy I have ever seen. Made by Viola

Cassette Tapes Repurposed To Hold CDs

This incredibly clever number was made by Readimei. They make some wonderful items from old technology pieces. have a look through their tumblr, I promise won’t look at old floppies, keyboards and cassettes the same.

Simple Pen Holders via Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
Doesn’t get any more readily available then toilet paper tubes. I am sure you can find a binder clip or two as well right?

Simple Pen Holders via Apartment Therapy Re-Nest

Doesn’t get any more readily available then toilet paper tubes. I am sure you can find a binder clip or two as well right?

Inspiration Board DIY : Dot Girl Blog
Just when you think bulletin/inspiration boards have been done to death one like this pops up and you oooh and aaaah at it. I like the book pages background but what I like most is how she stacked three boards together, because let’s face it one board is never enough.

Inspiration Board DIY : Dot Girl Blog

Just when you think bulletin/inspiration boards have been done to death one like this pops up and you oooh and aaaah at it. I like the book pages background but what I like most is how she stacked three boards together, because let’s face it one board is never enough.

DIY Rolling Bar Cart  DIY Ideas
I found the photo @ unplugged because they had a great idea of doing the same with a rolling mini office. I love the original idea as well but it works on many levels. A rolling craft centre for you and/or your children. A cooking centre complete books and and rarely used tools and appliances. Portable shelving is the bees knees no matter how you utilize it.

DIY Rolling Bar Cart  DIY Ideas

I found the photo @ unplugged because they had a great idea of doing the same with a rolling mini office. I love the original idea as well but it works on many levels. A rolling craft centre for you and/or your children. A cooking centre complete books and and rarely used tools and appliances. Portable shelving is the bees knees no matter how you utilize it.

(Source: diyideas.com)

diy project: twig push-pins and wall hooks | Design*Sponge
These are so cute they just might be worth the effort. The instructions are super simple, I just know that the hammer and pins part would not go smoothly for me. I do love how they show you to do tacks for bulletin boards and nails for wall hooks.

diy project: twig push-pins and wall hooks | Design*Sponge

These are so cute they just might be worth the effort. The instructions are super simple, I just know that the hammer and pins part would not go smoothly for me. I do love how they show you to do tacks for bulletin boards and nails for wall hooks.

When is a binder not a binder? When it is a ringfile!

deadends-are-overrated asked:

Hello! I am a huge fan of both your blogs & they have definitely helped reinventing my love for being crafty again. I even borrowed my aunts sewing machine for the holidays! Well I’m having bit of a trouble finding tutorials on how to make nice fabric covers for those ring files, I think that’s the name. I’m starting university in about 3 months so I figured a ring file would keep things in order but I badly want it to be pretty. And just wouldn’t it be nice to change the covers for fun?
And oh please don’t stop what you have been doing here. It’s good food for the soul. Well at least mine. :) Take care!

At first I had no idea what a ring file was or how you would slipcover one but after some googling I am pretty sure what you are referring to is what I would call a binder. (I really hope so). After that I had one slipcover already bookmarked and it was super easy to find a couple more.

This is by far my favourite but then again I am a sucker for the ‘thrown together la dee da’ artistic sort of style. (You know the kind that I couldn’t recreate if my life depended on it!) This one in particular was created by Amanda Hawkins of Ahh-Design using a notebook cover tutorial by Remains of the Day.

This is the aforementioned bookmarked link. A very easy to follow tutorial by Lola…Agian.

This one is from Whip-Up. I adore the velcro-felt closure! Tutorial found here.

Last but certainly not least is a no-sew fabric binder cover tutorial from The Creative Place. Just as pretty as a sewn slip cover this one can be done by anyone.

Thanks for the super kind words of encouragement, your message really made my day! I really hope these photos and tutorials were what you were looking for and help you create something great! Please send me photos of you make as I always love ot share readers works! Cheers,M.

unpetitbaroque:

I definitely plan on adding office supplies to my birthday wishlist. Particularly these white brocade styles. 
Via The Container Store and See Jane Work

A nice variation from the neutral tones, paper/tweed/plastic we are used to seeing.

unpetitbaroque:

I definitely plan on adding office supplies to my birthday wishlist. Particularly these white brocade styles. 

Via The Container Store and See Jane Work

A nice variation from the neutral tones, paper/tweed/plastic we are used to seeing.

(via organizeyourlifenow-deactivated)

Repurposed Suitcases: From Filing Cabinets to Tables | Poetic Home
I found this photo awhile back and I thought “Neat”. But now that I look at it, and I think of the cardboard accordion folder I have a love hate relationship with (Love the 31 pockets hate the cardboard accordion nature of the thing) I think this is exactly what I need to make it more accessible and much nice to look at.

Repurposed Suitcases: From Filing Cabinets to Tables | Poetic Home

I found this photo awhile back and I thought “Neat”. But now that I look at it, and I think of the cardboard accordion folder I have a love hate relationship with (Love the 31 pockets hate the cardboard accordion nature of the thing) I think this is exactly what I need to make it more accessible and much nice to look at.