Monday, December 14, 2015

Girly Girl with Power Tools

It's a dangerous combination, don't you think?

A girly girl with power tools and a can-do attitude? 

My mom always said I was like a bull in a china shop. And as stubborn as the day is long. 

That may be the case, but it has served me well in life. 

When something needs to be done I will try to tackle it on my own whenever possible. 

Unless it involves a power saw of any type. That's not happening. I'm even more afraid of power saws than I am of ladders, if you can believe it. 

Anyway, this was another busy, busy weekend. Aren't they all? Not enough hours in the day, I say. 

The temps were in the 50's so I wanted to work out in the garden.  However, after spending two hours on the phone with Verizon trying to repair the issue with my internet (don't get me started!!) I headed out to the garden only to was drizzling. 

Oh well. 

Back inside to tackle a few projects that were bugging me. 

See this? This is my wall hung jewelry cabinet that 1. Does not close. At all. Not a chance. 

And 2. Always has a pile of scarves hanging over the door, for lack of a better place to put them. 

Which is not why it doesn't close, believe it or not. 

There were also scarves sticking out of various fabric bins in my walk in closet. 

Did I mention how much I love, love, LOVE my walk in closet? 

Oh, no? 

Well, I do. Almost as much as I love cheese. 

Anyway. I decided I had to do something about it. I knew what I wanted to do....just not where

And then one night in the wee hours when I couldn't sleep I figured it out. 

This is where it had to happen. Right on these dividers between the hanging space and the shelves. 

Drapery hooks! The perfect thing for holding scarves!! I picked up two of these at Lowes....and there was one more that looked similar that I was in the house when I bought it. 

About 15 minutes with my handy dandy Black & Decker drill & screwgun and I was a happy camper!

Check this out - perfect!! Now, don't even think for one second that this is my entire scarf siree, Bob!!

However, at least it takes care of the ones I use most often, or that have just been worn and need a place to hang out (ha ha, yes pun intended) until they get put away. 

The third hook got used to take some of the pressure off the poor Jewelry cabinet. 

Seriously, look at that door - not a chance it's going to ever close unless I remove a bunch of the bulkier items out of there! It's not even close. 

Well, after pulling out about a million of my costume jewelry necklaces and hanging them on the new drapery hook the door can close again - hooray!  That hasn't happened in years....well, with the exception of when it was empty on moving day. 

I love the way it looks now when I look into my closet - not only is the chandelier sparkling but the light catches the necklaces also!

Such a girly girl I am!

While I had my tools out, I took care of a little problem my daughter had in her room. 

This was her hook rack in her bedroom. It was here when we moved in....but it had four hooks, not just one. 

I guess they weren't that strong.....they snapped off one by one. 

A little while later she was back in business. 

All it needs is  a little touch up paint and we're golden. Easy peasy. 

It makes me feel good to not only be able to do these little projects myself but also to teach my daughters how to do them at the same time. 

I hope you also did something this weekend that makes you proud!

Happy Monday, Friends!


  1. Thats exactly how i hang my scarves!and my necklace s too....matter of fact you even have the same hooks as me!so i really got a kick out of this post!!!

    1. So not only do we share the same name....we share the same taste!!! :) I love it!

  2. What a clever idea!!! I would have never thought of doing that for scarves...hmmmm, I see some closet reorganization in the near future! Love that chandy I see in your closet!! Hugs!!

    1. I have a matching chandy in my bathroom - a girly girl can't have too many sparkly things, am I right?

  3. We just need more ways of organizing usually. You did a fine job. I wish I had a walk in closet. :) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

    1. It's my first walk in closet, Susie, and I had to make it happen - the house didn't have one. I sacrificed a bedroom to create a master bath and walk in closet. And I don't regret one second of my decision!

  4. Good for you! Takin' care of bizness...

  5. I'm so impressed by your resourcefulness. I love that you do stuff on your own. I'm totally afraid of power tools. They remind me of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Not that I ever watched that movie, but I can imagine...

    1. I've never watched that movie either!! And I did have a chainsaw fall on my toe as a child, I think that contributed to my fear of saws. I would like to get over it so I can do more on my own.....I'm thinking a jigsaw will be my first.

  6. Good for you! I've always regretted that my dad and grandfathers didn't teach me some of that sort of stuff since they were both quite handy

    1. We all have our skills, Deb - I can't sew a button and yet you make those gorgeous quilts. I wish I knew more about that I have two workshops (one downstairs, one in the garage) maybe I'll learn!

  7. Good for you! I've always regretted that my dad and grandfathers didn't teach me some of that sort of stuff since they were both quite handy

  8. The drapery hooks look GREAT in your closet.

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    1. Thanks, Karen - these little projects do make me proud!!


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