Mid Century Minimal DIY Kids Play Table

Mid Century Minimal DIY Kids Play Table

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DIY step by step and how to tutorial for a beautiful, modern minimal kids play table by TwoPlusCute

Make a modern, mid-century minimal, wooden kids’ play table (that doubles as a stylish side table) with this step by step tutorial. Read on how to create a pretty cute play and study table that is so easy to replicate, it makes a pretty good gift idea (for your grandkids or your friend’s kids)!

The story starts when I decided our daughter had outgrown her baby play table and we needed to replace it with something sturdy yet pretty and – ideally – made of natural materials. Of course, we turned to DIY and managed to make something practical yet pretty and at a very low cost.

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Break Photography Rules and Get the Perfect White Background

Break Photography Rules and Get the Perfect White Background

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Would you like to break a couple photography rules and make your photo-life much easier?

Ever read we should avoid the harsh noon light? Not shooting at noon? Not having the light behind the subject? And how about when your only light is through an immovable window with grilles that cast unwanted shadows on your subject? Would you like to create the perfect white background using just a 5 dollar prop (that you probably already own – and no, it’s not a whiteboard) your phone camera and no editing software whatsoever?

If yes, read on because I accidentally found an amazing trick and I’d love to share it with you.

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Getting Over Blogging (and life) Stalemate

Getting Over Blogging (and life) Stalemate

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Right now, I am sitting on twenty four (24) good (in my opinion) post ideas (and about 60+ of what I consider average ones). I know what to make, I know how (well, for the most part) and I know what to show.

Yet, days weeks now, after my little one goes to bed, I sit on the computer, just to get up a little later having written absolutely nothing and having watched yet another 35 videos of cute animals. I go outside in the middle of the night, have a smoke (yes, I smoke; yes, I should quit; let’s move on though) trying to strengthen my resolution and then go back inside, sit semi-determined in front of the computer and…watch even more cute animal videos. And some with cute kids. And a handful about science. And then somehow, I end up in one with a Kardashian in it, by which time I realize I should really give up and get some sleep.

Does it happen to you? Because if it does, we should talk!

 

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How We Keep Our Memories Safe and Organized

How We Keep Our Memories Safe and Organized

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This a post about saving our most cherished memories, flash drives and even…fireproof safes.

Imagine a natural destruction hitting your home – knock on wood (maybe I should have said “hello” first lol – bare with me though).  As you run away, what item will you chose to save when you only have seconds to get out of the door? I assume we all, will try to save our beloved humans and pets but, besides living souls, what is the most important item/possession, you will try to save if you can?

Is it money? Books? Your phone or/and laptop? If you were to think about it now, what would you say is the ONE possession you cherish above all?

I have put some thought to this and I will tell you what my most important, cherished and must-have-forever possession is:

Memories.

Read on the simple way to organize and store away safely, your memories. And how to make sure you will know exactly what is saved and where!

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Honey, You Are Too Tall – A Dresser Makeover

Honey, You Are Too Tall – A Dresser Makeover

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This is a story about a tall dresser that was too tall. And very ugly. And was beheaded…

Once upon a time, there were two laminate dressers.  A tall bulky one and a short, longer, bulky one.  Both of them were in need of some serious nip tuck and a heavy dose of permanent make up.  If they wanted to stay in our bedroom that is. One day, I braved myself and decided to try my hand in furniture makeover and in true queen of hearts fashion, I exclaimed “off with its head“!

And indeed, the tall dresser got a bit shorter but also got a pretty paint job and brass knobs that look like beautiful golden jewelry – which was totally by accident and you can do it too!

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DIY Wooden Toy Blocks

DIY Wooden Toy Blocks

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I have a recent addiction: the compound miter saw.  Seriously.  It was love at first use and ever since, I found all sorts of excuses to use it more. Excuse no 1: DIY wooden toy blocks for our daughter. Cubes, rectangles, pyramids and cylinders. (No bridges; this is an one-tool-DIY and bridges require two tools.)

I made a battlement, though.

Check out how to make your own wooden building blocks for crafts and toys. Plus, three four tips for making your cubes and pyramids perfectly smooth without crazy amounts of sanding.

Yes, that’s right: minimal sanding! And smooth, factory worthy blocks. 😉

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Cleaning Silicone Caulk from Tight Spots

Cleaning Silicone Caulk from Tight Spots

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Quick tip for cleaning silicone caulk from tight and narrow spots.

If you hate seeing sloppy silicone jobs, the fine grooves of a window (one of them juuuuuust where it meets the trim), can be a bit challenging – if you want to keep the grooves clean that is.

Here is a super easy – and super frugal – way to keep even the narrowest grooves caulk-free:

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