Knorr Storage Chest

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This stunning storage chest was left neglected in the attic for a long time until I decided to adopt it and bring it home with me a few months ago. Meet the newest member of the family. It doesn’t have a name yet. I’ll worry about that later.

A little boy’s mindless act of vandalism made this chest look very sad for a while, but it was fortunately saved with a bit of love and care.

Now it sits proudly next to our couch and serves as a toy chest for our godchildren. It contains everything from picture books, legos, Mr. Bearsie to a train set, and it will continue being a box full of joy until we convert it into a coffee table a few years later.

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I tried all sorts of methods existing under the sun to remove vivid from painted wood without causing any damage. I will skip the blah blah and just get down to the point.

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DIY: Coffee Bean Candle Holders

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Inspired by this and this, I made these sweet little coffee bean tea light candle holders today. Yes, it’s true and tested – the room will end up smelling so good from freshly brewed coffee once the candles warm up the coffee beans.

To make these gorgeous little decor pieces, you’ll need:

  • Small glass jars  (I used yogurt glasses, but baby food or jam jars will also work)
  • Some twine
  • Handful of coffee beans
  • Tea light candles
  • Hot glue gun (to secure the twine around the rim)

The photo is pretty self-explanatory, so I’m sure you know what to do next.

Remember to recycle the glasses if you decide to get rid of them later 😉