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Hangers aren’t only for storing your pretty clothes. They can be transformed and used to organize a number of different things around the home. I hope you enjoy these 12 smart ways to organize your home with hangers!

1) Instead of a stack of magazines, drape your favorite reads on a wall-mounted hanger! Found on BHG.

Instead of a stack of magazines you can drape your favorite reads on a wall mounted hanger! Found on BHG.

2) Learn how to make this fun wooden hanger coat rack for your front entry. Found on BHG.

Learn how to make this fun wooden hanger coat rack for your front entry. Found on BHG.

3) Maybe you just need something very simple for your entry. Flip a hanger upside-down, attach it to the wall, and you have a a wall hook! Found on Annaleena Shop.

Maybe you just need something very simple for your entry? Just flip that hanger upside down, attach to the wall, and you have a a wall hook! Found on Annaleena Shop.

4) You can easily make this non-slip hanger for pants with a bit of elastic. No more legware slipping off and onto the floor! Found on Live Free Creative.

You can easily make this non slip pant hanger with a bit of elastic. No more pants slipping off and onto the floor! Found on Live Free Creative.

5) Do you have an extensive eyewear collection but no where to put your glasses? Use a wooden hanger to display them neatly on your wall. Share on Flickr by, Hilda Grahnat.

Do you have an extensive eyewear collection and no where to put them? Use a wooden hanger to display them neatly on your wall. Share on Flickr by, Hilda Grahnat.

6) I’ve been using pant hangers to hang artwork for a couple years now. I like them because I can easily switch out art if I want. The Graphics Fairy took it a step further with this sweet butterfly decoupage hanger.

've been using pant hangers to hang artwork for a couple of years now. I like it because I can easily switch out art if I want. The Graphics Fairy took it a step further with this sweet butterfly Mod Podged art hanger.

7) These branch hangers are lovely and perfect for displaying a favorite clothing item. Found on the Free People Blog.

These branch hangers are lovely and perfect to display a favorite clothing item. Found on the Free People Blog.

8) With some shower curtain rings and a hanger, you can create the perfect scarf organizer. Found on Everyday Dishes.

With some shower curtain rings and a hanger you can create the perfect scarf organizer. Found on Everyday Dishes.

9) This DIY project is for parents with kids that have a ton of doll clothes. These tiny hangers will make it easier to store doll clothes and find items when needed. Found on The Craft Patch Blog.

This diy is for the parents with kids that have a ton of doll clothes. These tiny hangers will make it easier to store those clothes and find items when needed. Found on The Craft Patch Blog.

10) A wire hanger also makes the perfect paper towel holder! Found on Fingerfabrik.

A wire hanger will also make the perfect paper towel holder! Found on Fingerfabrik.

11) Update your hangers with a bit of color and wooden beads! You can use different colored beads to organize your clothing by type. Found on Paper & Stitch.

Update your hangers with a bit of color and wooden beads! You could use different colored beads to organize your clothing by type. Found on Paper & Stitch.

12) Transform a hanger into a lid holder and more! This YouTube channel shares 20 different things you can make with a wire hanger. You should check it out. Found on Thai Trick.

Transform a hanger into a lid holder and MORE! This YouTube channel shares 20 different things you can make with a wire hanger. You should check it out. Found on Thai Trick.

Last year I also shared 8 Ideas to Organize your Home with Hangers. Enjoy!

We want to see what you’re crafting! You can share a link to what you’ve made in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram with a photo (my user name is @thepapermama).

– Chelsey, The Paper Mama


When I think of double staircases, I picture mansions. I imagine a famous actress descending the steps in stilettos, the train of a red carpet gown trailing behind her. Cue a handsome co-star in admiration of her opulence.

Okay, back to reality. Although double staircases can still be a statement of prosperity, they don’t have to be only for the rich and famous! Lately I’ve been inspired by how these staircases can be integrated into everyday homes.

Rustic Touch

How gorgeous is this simple double staircase? I love the clean lines, neutral colors, and the rustic statement created by positioning an old door between the two sets of stairs.

Via Cote Maison

Back Stair Perks

Originally constructed in older homes for housekeeping, a second set of stairs can also provide modern function. Imagine you walk downstairs in the morning with pajamas and messy hair, and the only way to get back to your bedroom is through the foyer, where an unexpected guest has just arrived. You’d save yourself an awkward encounter if there was a little staircase like this connected to the kitchen; you could quickly run upstairs to make yourself presentable.

Via MRIS homes

Meet Me in the Middle

What better way to have the grandeur of a double staircase and the space-saving attributes of a traditional staircase at the same time? At the junction of these two staircases is an ascending staircase, and a descending staircase is positioned below. For a multi-floor home, this solution is so chic and smart!

Via Morgante Wilson Architects

Never Too Tiny for Two

If you’re thinking to yourself, there’s no way a double staircase could ever fit in my home, think again. If this tiny home can incorporate a cute little double-sided staircase, your home can accommodate one, too!

Via Tiny Heirloom

Take a Look Outside

Double staircases don’t have to stay indoors—and they don’t have to be twins, either! Simple concrete steps complement rather than compete with the beauty of the iron spiral staircase leading to the second story.

Via The Iron Shop

So go ahead, add a double staircase and have your movie star moment!


When I left my house in my early twenties, I swore I would never, ever use brass in my own place. My mother has a fondness for it, and she used it everywhere from lighting to frames to little knickknacks. I could never understand why; I preferred anything silver at the time. Little did I know, she was right on trend. And what is even more shocking, 20 years later I honestly can’t get enough of this beautiful, at-times tarnished and full-of-depth metal myself. I have it in every room of my house and wonder why it took me this long to see its full potential. Here are five reasons you should bring back brass too.

1. It is a timeless trend that is here to stay for awhile. That is what the style forecasts say anyway. Regardless, it is a classic so it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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2. It is a great neutral with tons of warmth and texture. It can work within any design style and it mixes well with other metals and materials.

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3. It looks amazing with any tone of gray. I bet most homes across the country have been affected in some way by the gray craze. Brass has a modern sensibility that can warm your grays in an instant. Throw in some crisp whites and maybe even a pop of bold color and your have a whole new look.

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4. Less can be more, which means you don’t need to rush out and change everything. You can add a few accessories here and there, bring in a statement mirror, change lighting, and update hardware to get on board with this trend.

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5. You can easily find secondhand brass items for your home. Check Craigslist, estate sales, Etsy, and even your local thrift stores. The more aged it is, the better patina it will have and you will save a ton at checkout. Plus vintage items tell a story in a way that’s more visually appealing than new pieces.

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Thank you for stopping by. Happy decorating!

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It’s time to recover from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. January is the time to get your home back on track. The new year has us craving a refresh, so we’ve rounded up simple decluttering tips to help you start 2017 off right.

This month, the BHGLiveBetter Blogger Network was challenged to organize their homes from the inside out and showcase their stylish and functional spaces.

1. The laundry room tends to be overlooked unless you have the necessities to keep it in order! Brooke Ulrich of All Things Thrifty organized her laundry room with BHG’s Laundry Sorter and added the Galvanized Metal Clock to make sure she stays on schedule.

2. Stephanie Watkins of Casa Watkins expressed her creativity when organizing her coat closet. Who would’ve thought to use “O” Metal Shower Curtain Hooks to hang scarves?

3. What better way to keep your pantry organized than with labeled storage bins? Ashley Thurman of Cherished Bliss keeps items neat with these Wood Décor Crates and Large Galvanized Bins.

4. Keep your craft studio neat with these adorable Acacia Wood-Top Jars, which are available in multiple sizes. Rebecca Lopez of Crafted Sparrow shows how you can make organization look simple and stylish.

5. Need containers to hold different amounts of snacks and food? No problem! Ashley of Domestic Imperfection shows you how to use the 8-Piece Canister Set to organize your household snacks.

6. Keep your home looking picture perfect! Ursula Carmona of Homemade by Carmona uses the 8-Cube Organizer and Collapsible Fabric Storage Cubes for storing spare dishware and table linens.

7. Heidi Ferguson of Honeybear Lane has perfected the look and organization of her pantry! Let’s be honest, you can never go wrong with Hyacinth Twist Taper BasketsCereal Canisters, or the Stainless Steel Bread Box.

8. Modernize your bedding like Liz Lathem of Hoosier Homemade. The cool grays in the Headboard with Border and Contrasting Stitching and Onyx 5-Piece Bedding Comforter Set will suit any guest.

9. An organized art station is as easy as 1-2-3! Take after Destiny Alfonso of Just Destiny and keep playtime in order with a Slatted Wall Organizer.

10. Say goodbye to clutter this year like Chelsea Coulston of Making Home BaseSmall Galvanized Bins help build a play space your kids will love to tidy up.

11. Join Cassity Kmetzsch at Remodelaholic for a kitchen pantry overhaul! From cereal to snacks, Flip-Tite Containers eliminate messy piles and keep food fresh.

12. From the coat closet to the pantry, Ashley Phipps at Simply Designing saves lots of space with Over-the-Door Shoe Organizers!

13. Jen Hadfield at Tatertots & Jello models how to create a modern farmhouse living room with her DIY take on the Rustic Country Coffee Table. The Marble Cake Stand pairs perfectly with a soothing gray palette.

14. For a fun desk space that can be easily assembled, look to Angie Holden at The Country Chic Cottage. She designed her mini office using a Cube Organizer Desk and a 4-Cube Organizer filled with Collapsible Fabric Storage Cubes.

15. Amanda Jenkins of Whoa, Wait. Walmart? brings us back to the days of bedtime stories! The Kids Color Block Quilt Set in her boys’ room is simple and so easy to match.

 

For all of these products and more, visit Walmart.com/BetterHomesandGardens.


I’m Chelsea, and I blog over at Making Home Base. I love sharing inexpensive DIY and decorating ideas that anyone can do. I seriously get giddy making a house feel like home. Rental decorating is a specialty of mine after moving eight times in the last ten years. In each home we’ve lived, I’ve made it a priority to spruce up the space by adding a splash of my own personal style. Rentals often pose interesting limitations that require you to get creative to make the space work for you. Adding personalized yet temporary touches that can move with you can make you feel at home wherever you go. I am so excited that this creativity landed one of my projects in the “I Did It” feature in the February 2017 issue of Better Homes and Gardens!

Here are some of my favorite DIY projects that you can pack up and move with you.

DIY Entryway Organizer: Our previous home lacked storage, big time. We built this DIY entryway organizer, pictured above, to serve as a drop zone. Our girls store their shoes in the basket below and the hooks hold coats, backpacks, and keys. Download the instructions for this project here.

Grid Accent wallGrid Accent Wall: Inspired by a board-and-batten wall treatment, I used vinyl stripes to create an accent wall with the same visual interest. The decals come off just as easily as they go on with no harm to the walls. It’s the perfect solution for rentals.

Oversize Wall Art: When paint isn’t an option, wall art is the next best thing. Oversize art that can make walls look less stark and your place feel more cozy is a major win. This trio was a DIY project that cost less than $40 for all three.

Window Seat with Storage: If your rental lacks storage space, you can gain additional storage by using ottomans or storage benches. We built a window seat with deep storage for our breakfast nook. It allows me to hide small appliances while keeping them within reach. It also provides extra seating around our table and is a favorite spot for our girls.


What Are Flash Facials?

Flash facials are exactly as they sound: They’re facials done in a flash. The bonus? Flash facials take the skincare regimen out of the spa and into your home. It might sound a little intimidating to try a facial at home, but trust us — with the right products and knowledge, your skin will feel rejuvenated and camera-ready in minutes. Whether you’re looking for hydration, anti-wrinkle treatments, dull complexion fixes, or dark circle solutions, there’s a flash facial for you out there.

Application Tips

Although there is excitement surrounding flash facials, it is imperative that the application be done correctly. Like any skincare product, overdoing it can lead to unhappy results. Don’t be frightened, though! If done correctly and not too often, products used in flash facials will only do wonders on your skin. Every facial product is different, so follow the directions on the bottle or package for best results.

To give yourself the best flash facial, start with clean skin. Facial creams and gels have a harder time working when your skin is covered in dirt and makeup. You know your skin better than anyone, so treat it so. Don’t poke, prod, or scrub your skin any harder than your skin is used to — especially when applying your own facial. After applying and rinsing an at-home facial, seal it in with your favorite facial moisturizer.

Products We Recommend

Sonya Dakar‘s NutraSphere Flash Facial ($95, sonyadakarskinclinic.com) is an exfoliating peel that works in just 60 seconds. The popular facial produce is paraben-free and praised by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow. Jenna of Beauty Binge recommends that though this product can be safely used every day, those who have sensitive skin or are prone to redness limit use to three times a week.

If you’re looking to brighten up fatigued skin, try Dr. Brandt‘s Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask ($70, sephora.com). This 3-minute boost not only helps skin better absorb oxygen, but it is also proven to smooth fine lines. The foamy and airy sensation of this product is what makes it unique; you can feel your pores opening up after just one use.

Sunday Riley‘s flash facial solution includes three parts Ceramic Slip ($45, sephora.com), a foaming clay cleanser, and two parts Good Genes ($158, sephora.com), a lactic acid treatment. Wendy, a writer for xoVain, hails that this facial solution has done wonders, plumping her skin and diminishing fine lines. Another fun fact: These products are go-to solutions backstage at numerous fashion shows.


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