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I Got Bookshelves!!!

January 6, 2014 — 3 Comments

I’ve loved books my whole life. I started collecting them even as a kid. I recently found a picture of my first set of grown up bookcases. I got them when I was 13 and it was such a big deal!

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It’s all so teen – the Christmas lights hung year round, the collector edition Barbies, all the candles. It makes me so happy that I took pictures of them when they were like that. One of my favorite activities was to take all the books out and then reorganize them. That’s not a joke, I really did love to do that!

But back to present day, I’ve been in the market for bookcases for about two years now. I’ve been like a broken record about my ‘dream bookcase‘ but I actually finally got one! Technically, it isn’t my ‘dream bookcase‘ but I’m okay with that. The bookcase I wanted was 8 feet tall by six feet wide with glass doors and was $560 (which is pretty insane considering it is just particle board). The bookcase I ended up getting is 7 feet tall by 6 feet wide with no glass doors and was only $150!! So, I lost a foot off the top and glass doors, BUT I’m happy that I didn’t ‘invest’ in something that isn’t real wood. If I’m going to spend over $500 on something I want it to be a good quality item that will last a long time.

Before:

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And here are my three new bookcases!

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Little House Design: New IKEA Billy Bookshelves

Little House Design: New IKEA Billy Bookshelves

Little House Design: New IKEA Billy Bookshelves

Little House Design: New IKEA Billy Bookshelves

It is so nice to have all of my books out and in one place! My old black bookcase in my room only held about half of my books (the other half were in tubs in the spare bedroom). Then there was the last 10 months where my bedroom floor became a makeshift bookshelf. Now finally, my books are displayed nicely in one place. Right now the walls on both sides and the top of the bookcase are bare so we’ll see if I had stuff later. For now, I’m just happy that my wandering books have found a home.

Bookshelves, updated

January 10, 2014 — 1 Comment

Earlier this week I showed you my new bookcases. So great, right? I’m still in the unbelieving phase of having them. Whenever I turn the corner into the dining room I’m still surprised they are there.

It didn’t take me long to start adding stuff on the blank walls around the bookcases, I mean, this is me, if I see a blank wall I’m going to nail crap to it!

Before:

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Little House Design: Art around bookcase I have a good reason for moving them out of my bedroom, but I’ll get to that in another post.

Little House Design: Art around bookcase I only used four of the five prints because only four of them are vertically aligned. I also decided to level the top picture with the door frame and not the bookcase. That was a decision based on the fact that the postcard art is also level with the top of the doorway. I think it helps make the room look taller, but I don’t really have evidence to support that. You can kind of see what I’m talking about below.

Little House Design: Art around bookcase I really like them there! It’s nice to move art around within the house because it helps me to see them with new eyes. It’s also nice because most people don’t come over and hang out in my bedroom so now these prints get more exposure.

As for the other blank areas…

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Little Office Design

June 15, 2015 — 4 Comments

Well, hello blog. It’s been a long time.

While this blog may have been dormant, I certainly have not been. I’ve done a few projects around my house and hopefully I’ll catch a second wind one of these days and write about them, but for now here’s a project I did outside of my house.

The company I work for recently moved to a new building and I now have my very own office. I have a door! And windows! And a super random fireplace! As you can imagine, getting my own office is a big deal, not just because I got my own office, but because I got to decorate it as well. Considering I have this blog, you can imagine how exciting it is for me to have a new space to decorate.

Here’s my office pre-makeover. Well, technically I did already have some influence on the space prior to these photos. The owner was repainting anyway so I was able to choose the paint color, it’s Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray. It’s a great dark gray (grey???).

IMG_7124_1024 IMG_7126_1024 Why yes that is a random fireplace in my office. This office was at one point an apartment so I got what, I can only assume, used to be the living room.  IMG_7129_1024 Here she is post me getting my grimy hands on it: thumb_IMG_8205_1024 Anyone else weirdly obsessed with taking pano photos on iPhone? They are so weird and useless and also look sort of distorted, but I still take them because sometimes you just can’t get the whole scene in a frame. thumb_IMG_8199_1024 I love the free ‘Dress Your Tech’ wallpapers from Design Love Fest, I highly recommend checking them out. thumb_IMG_8189_1024 The desk and rug are World Market. The desk is probably too small for an office desk, but I couldn’t handle the idea of having a big boring (albeit super functional) desk. Of course, lots of cords because, you know, it’s a functioning workspace. thumb_IMG_8058_1024 The painting is from an auction and I’m obsessed with it. Soooo beautiful. It’s by a local artist and was painted in the ’30s. I got it for $50! Chairs are from the Container Store.

IMG_7280_1024 2 Two boxes of Pantone postcards from Amazon and a lot of tape and I got this super cool (and super affordable) wall art. IMG_7186_1024 For my birthday last year my two best friends got me this awesome Rifle Paper travel calendar. When I was trying to come up with something to put on the walls in my new office, this calendar came to mind. Frames are from Hobby Lobby and I spray painted them gold (naturally). One of my brothers said it looks like a travel agent’s office, but I’m okay with that. The long white bookshelves in the background are actually metal ones I found on craigslist (obviously). $30 for both of them! They were a total b to paint though. I tried spray painting them but that got out of control so I used a roller to paint and seal them. A total hassle, but overall a very affordable solution. Most of the stuff on them is stolen from my house. It was kinda fun to “shop” my house for things to bring to my office.

I’m sure I’ll continue to tweak it because that’s just what I do, but for now I love it.

Mixin’ it up in the bedroom

September 17, 2014 — 2 Comments

I now realize that title could get weird… but nothing weird going on here! Just some regular old re-decorating. I swear.

The main wall of my bedroom that is visible from the door has been through a lot. Other than painting my bedroom blue, the room has basically remained the same since I first moved in. That is except for this one wall. It’s taken the brunt of my decorating whimsies. Take a walk with me through the evolution of le wall.

In the beginning the wall was cream and housed my old black bookcase.

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Then things got blue.

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Then the bookcase went bye-bye, but the books remained behind.

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Then my books got a new home in the dining room and the wall got a Switzerland consolation prize.

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Then there was the purchase of a cheap craigslist desk.

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With the purchase of the desk the wall was finally starting to take shape as a pretty and functional space. But then I just kind of stopped. I had a vague idea of doing something with cork boards, but I got a new job with a big cork board at my desk and it satisfies all of my cork board desires (I mean, it wasn’t hard to do).

When I cleaned out my closet I moved all my extra decorating stuff to the basement – only one tub worth though because I’m attempting to nip any hoarding tendencies in the bud – but 5 photo frames didn’t fit in the tub. So for whatever reason I set them on my desk… aaaand they remained there for at least a month. Why? Who freaking knows.

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It’s five matching wood frames I got from Pier 1 several years ago (on the back wall it’s the one with the photo of the Brooklyn Bridge). The frames were previously hanging in my dining room before the big paint extravaganza. Side note: seeing this old photo makes me really miss my green dining room. It looks so pretty! I like how light the new dining room is (plus the bookshelves, obvs), but the green was really wonderful also. 

Back to the frames, I’m really dragging out this story unnecessarily – I hung them on the blank wall. That’s what all this is leading to if you hadn’t already gotten there yourself.

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This actually includes two updates, first the frames and secondly the suitcase. So I was driving through a neighborhood on my way home from the art museum one day when I saw this sweet old couple stacking stuff on their curb with a sign that said “Free”. Well, that is my magic word so I obviously stopped. I love this suitcase. It doesn’t have a handle which doesn’t really matter since I would never use it as an actual suitcase. The invention of the rolling suitcase is the greatest invention of recent time (basically) so there is no way I’m going back to the dark ages of carrying a suitcase, please. This suitcase was just too cute to pass up though. I actually think it would be fun to use around Christmastime but for now it looks pretty cool under this desk. I put the chair that was at this desk back in the dining room because I don’t use this desk as a place to sit. I actually never intended it for that reason, I’d much rather sit in my big sunny dining room to work, but I wanted a desk in my room more for organization than as a workspace.

I’m still debating painting the frames white, but I thought I’d at least hang them first before I made a decision. If you are curious, this is major progress for me since like to make rash decisions. Go me!

I like to think of myself as an observant person but sometimes I just miss things, like super obvious things. Take for instance the trail right behind my house. Not only is my house on an alley I’d never noticed, but it also abuts a public trail. Like a nice paved, city trail. Not my most shining moment of observation.

I’ve been regularly walking this path now, and a while back I came across these fallen branches which I thought were cool looking. I can’t really say why, I just liked them. So I dragged them back to my house. To get the full visual you have to know that I got four branches that were each about six feet long and 3-4 feet wide. It was a long walk back.

Then they promptly sat on my porch for a few weeks. This past weekend I finally got on it and finished the project. Ready for what I did? Beware it’s pretty random.

First: I hosed them down and let them dry out.

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Second: I spray painted them white. It took three cans of spray paint and there are still tons of brown spots, but a girls only got so much patience, ya know? IMG_4780 IMG_4781 IMG_4784 IMG_4785 IMG_4786

Third: They dried IMG_4788 Four: I put them on top of my bookshelves (told you it was random).

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I’m kind of ‘eh’ about it. I think I like it, but also it’s weird and not super secure. Any person over 6 feet tall will definitely lose an eye and knock the whole thing over. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t have a ton of super tall friends.

DC Thrift Shop Art

February 24, 2014 — Leave a comment

Sadly, I didn’t go to a DC thrift shop, but my parent’s did find a little bit of DC in a rural Indiana thrift shop so… close enough. If I haven’t mentioned it before I lived in DC for three years after I graduated from college. I loved living there but decided to move back to Indiana for a lot of reason (cost of living being a major factor). But I still think of the city fondly and I try and go back and visit my second family and friends at least once a year. There is a this print of the DC neighborhoods that I’ve wanted for a long time (see it here), but I just never got around to buying it.

After I moved the bird prints from over my bed to next to my new bookcase, I was left with this blank wall:

P1130328 I don’t love blank walls as proved by every other wall in my house. But thankfully my wall got blank right after Christmas when I received a wonderful vintage print of The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. from my parents. They found it at a thrift shop and thought of me. I love it!

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Isn’t it cool? I love how sixties it is. I also like how it is a sketch and a water color sort of at the same time. Very cool. I considered painting the frame with is a combination of wood and gold-painted wood, but I decided it’s nice the way it is.

It’s nice to have DC represented in my home finally.

 

A New Bedroom Desk

February 10, 2014 — 1 Comment

Most people don’t need two desks, but since my first desk is in my second bedroom which is currently being lived in by someone other than myself, it was time for me to get a desk of my own. You’ll have to use your imagination, but my dining room table had become my desk. Mail, taxes, work stuff, DIY projects, just like everything you can think of ended up on that table every day. I’d clean it off and then, bam! It was covered again. Since I cleared the books out of my bedroom I’ve had a plan to get a small desk for my bedroom. Not necessarily to use as a place to sit and work, but a place to organize all of the things one needs in life like pens, post-it notes, tape, etc. My “dream” desk was a parson desk from West Elm. But then I realized that the West Elm’s Parson desk is a $349 piece of engineered wood. Yeah, if I’m going to spend nearly $400 on something it better be stinkin’ real wood. But also, I was never planning on spending that much anyway, I just like the line of the parsons desk. So I indulged in one of my greatest pleasures… craigslist! I found a guy selling a Mainstays (Walmart brand) parsons desk new in the box for $35!

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I really love it! It fits the space well. It doesn’t feel cramped at all which I was a little nervous about, so that’s good. I pulled in one of the chairs from the dining room corner to use there for now. Maybe someday I’ll replace it with something else. Now I can focus my attention on what will go above the desk. I love my Switzerland calendar, but that big wall has lost of potential so I want to experiment by doing something different. No specific plan yet, just a (nearly) blank wall and my imagination.

It’s unbelievable to me but I’ve only lived in this house for two years (as of January 8th). It feels like forever… in a good way!

Last year, I did a big long post with all the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ shots so it’s only reasonable that I would do another big update. In the mess of life I have digitally misplaced the ‘Before’ photos my house, but God bless the internet because I found some of my house still online (kind of weird I guess, but oh well!).

m Jasmin-+0004-2771940548-O I haven’t done much work to the exterior of this house besides the obvious paint job. I am still so happy with the exterior paint! It has made the greatest difference in my homes appearance. I’ve attempted to trim the bushes and I’ve update the porch furniture (although the furniture in the picture was just borrowed for the home tour), but I still have major plans for this area. I want to replace the bushes, screen-in the front porch, and upgrade the porch furniture. But all in due time.

m (1) Jasmin-+0011-2771944738-O I’m so happy I found a good ‘before’ photo of the entry way! I didn’t have one before. I painted the stripe in the entry about six months after moving in. It was meant to be a temporary fix until I decided on what color I really wanted to paint the entry, but I actually decided I really like it. So it has remained this way for the last 18 months. I don’t have plans to alter the entry way much, but I would like to eventually either upgrade the cheap blinds in there (not pictured, but they are just plain white vinyl blinds) to either the same white fabric roman shades in my living room or cool patterned curtains. Someday.

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Ahhh… much better! I love my living room! Not a whole lot has changed in the last year. I got new roman shades, hung my TV, and painted a thrifted ottoman, but I’m pretty happy with my progress in here. In fact, I don’t have many plans to add or change this room. Although, as I write that, I can think of a few things… My old IKEA lantern style floor lamp bit the dust this year and my living room is missing it’s light. I also hate the metal floor lamp in the corner (it gives off the worst light!) so at some point I will sell that and replace it. I’ve also thrown around ideas about adding art or photographs around the TV but its only an idea at this point. I also want to build a table to replace the faux sofa table I created awhile back. So it seems what is done, is not done.

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Little House Design: Art around bookcase

My dining room had quite the makeover this year (actually more like this past month)! I hung old windows, painted the dining room light grey, got new bookcases, and hung my gilded bird prints. I’m happy to say that I actually like this room now! Okay, it still isn’t my favorite room, but it is quite a bit better than before. Since I’ve spent so much time on this room lately, it’s time to redirect my attention to other rooms, but some day I would like to get a new table, add a rug, and replace the vinyl blinds. Oh, and I’ve had my eye out for a new credenza to replace the grey and white IKEA one that’s in there. It was a clearance purchase which I would like to upgrade at some point (maybe something like this or this?).

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before kitchen

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The biggest change this year was the selling of my big black bookcase. For about nine months all of my books were stacked neatly along the wall until the found a more permanent home in the dining room. Now the wall is blank, except for the my Swiss souvenir. I also moved the bird art over my bed, cleaned my sheepskin rug (misadventures ensued), and hung a paper crane mobile. I already have something to hang over my bed, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’d love to refinish the floors in here but I’m not sure I’m up for the task just yet. I’m also searching craigslist and thrift shops for a thin desk for the big blank wall. I don’t think I’ll ever really sit at a desk in there but it would be nice to have a place to organize all the bills, keepsakes, coupons, and other little things that end up on my dining room table in plain view.

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By far my least favorite room, the second bedroom is what it is. It is currently occupied by a temporary roommate so it’s sort of out of site, out of mind. I don’t think I’ve even walked in there five times this year let alone done any updates, so this is how it will remain for the foreseeable future. Also, I have no before photo of this room so you know, fail.

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Mostly ignore that pretty horrible before shot because I can’t even explain what is going on there. I didn’t do much of anything in my bathroom this year besides getting a new bath mat and hanging my recovered nesting doll art. This bathroom badly needs new shower tile, but it’s just not in the cards right now.

And that’s the tour! This has been a good year in this old house and I’m looking forward to what I can accomplish next!

All of the good pictures in this post are courtesy of Ashley A. Photography 🙂

Before & After

October 15, 2013 — 6 Comments

It’s unbelievable to me but I’ve only lived in this house for two years (as of January 8, 2014). It feels like forever… in a good way!

Last year, I did a big long post with all the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ shots so it’s only reasonable that I would do another big update. In the mess of life I have digitally misplaced the ‘Before’ photos my house, but God bless the internet because I found some of my house still online (kind of weird I guess, but oh well!).

mJasmin-+0004-2771940548-OI haven’t done much work to the exterior of this house besides the obvious paint job. I am still so happy with the exterior paint! It has made the greatest difference in my homes appearance. I’ve attempted to trim the bushes and I’ve update the porch furniture (although the furniture in the picture was just borrowed for the home tour), but I still have major plans for this area. I want to replace the bushes, screen-in the front porch, and upgrade the porch furniture. But all in due time.

m (1)Jasmin-+0011-2771944738-OI’m so happy I found a good ‘before’ photo of the entry way! I didn’t have one before. I painted the stripe in the entry about six months after moving in. It was meant to be a temporary fix until I decided on what color I really wanted to paint the entry, but I actually decided I really like it. So it has remained this way for the last 18 months. I don’t have plans to alter the entry way much, but I would like to eventually either upgrade the cheap blinds in there (not pictured, but they are just plain white vinyl blinds) to either the same white fabric roman shades in my living room or cool patterned curtains. Someday.

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Ahhh… much better! I love my living room! Not a whole lot has changed in the last year. I got new roman shadeshung my TV, and painted a thrifted ottoman, but I’m pretty happy with my progress in here. In fact, I don’t have many plans to add or change this room. Although, as I write that, I can think of a few things… My old IKEA lantern style floor lamp bit the dust this year and my living room is missing it’s light. I also hate the metal floor lamp in the corner (it gives off the worst light!) so at some point I will sell that and replace it. I’ve also thrown around ideas about adding art or photographs around the TV but its only an idea at this point. I also want to build a table to replace the faux sofa table I created awhile back. So it seems what is done, is not done.

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Little House Design: Art around bookcase

My dining room had quite the makeover this year (actually more like this past month)! I hung old windowspainted the dining room light greygot new bookcases, and hung my gilded bird prints. I’m happy to say that I actually like this room now! Okay, it still isn’t my favorite room, but it is quite a bit better than before. Since I’ve spent so much time on this room lately, it’s time to redirect my attention to other rooms, but some day I would like to get a new table, add a rug, and replace the vinyl blinds. Oh, and I’ve had my eye out for a new credenza to replace the grey and white IKEA one that’s in there. It was a clearance purchase which I would like to upgrade at some point (maybe something like this or this?).

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before kitchen

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The biggest change this year was the selling of my big black bookcase. For about nine months all of my books were stacked neatly along the wall until the found a more permanent home in the dining room. Now the wall is blank, except for the my Swiss souvenir. I also moved the bird art over my bedcleaned my sheepskin rug (misadventures ensued), and hung a paper crane mobile. I already have something to hang over my bed, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’d love to refinish the floors in here but I’m not sure I’m up for the task just yet. I’m also searching craigslist and thrift shops for a thin desk for the big blank wall. I don’t think I’ll ever really sit at a desk in there but it would be nice to have a place to organize all the bills, keepsakes, coupons, and other little things that end up on my dining room table in plain view.

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By far my least favorite room, the second bedroom is what it is. It is currently occupied by a temporary roommate so it’s sort of out of site, out of mind. I don’t think I’ve even walked in there five times this year let alone done any updates, so this is how it will remain for the foreseeable future. Also, I have no before photo of this room so you know, fail.

bathroom

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Mostly ignore that pretty horrible before shot because I can’t even explain what is going on there. I didn’t do much of anything in my bathroom this year besides getting a new bath mat and hanging my recovered nesting doll art. This bathroom badly needs new shower tile, but it’s just not in the cards right now.

And that’s the tour! This has been a good year in this old house and I’m looking forward to what I can accomplish next!

All of the good pictures in this post are courtesy of Ashley A. Photography 🙂

Last week I started a mini-series about what tools I use and consider ‘must-haves’ (here). As I mentioned in that post, these are the must-haves for an amateur or just a regular old homeowner. Sometimes I read blogs where they are building dining room tables and built in bookshelves and I get totally jealous that A) they have such cool tools and B) that they have the math skills to plan that sort of stuff. But I don’t own any big or expensive tools and I’ve been able to do a lot of projects so I should be happy with what I have.
In that spirit, here are the tools I own and use most often:
I used an IKEA hammer that came in tool kit for like 8 years and it worked just fine. It was eventually replaced when my friend was using it and the hammer head literally bent in half (it looked awesome) and he went and bought me a new hammer. I have no idea what kind of hammer this is but it works just fine!
I haven’t sung the praises of a level yet on here but I love a good level. Perhaps it is my proclivity for gallery walls or my compulsive need to fill every. single. wall. with art but my level has become my best friend. Why? Because I’ve realized either my head is on lopsided or I just have no sense of what is straight because I’ll hang something, think it looks straight, decide on a whim to test it with a level, and then realize how insanely off my eyes are. This happened several times before I realized that I should just use a level every time I hang something. I also use it about once a month when I go around and straighten all my pictures (shutting doors, house settling, and people walking by all tend to make pictures go crooked after a few weeks). Bet you didn’t think I could get a whole paragraph out of a level did you? Also, please note that, ironically, the level is not straight in the picture above. I needed a level to tell me that my level wasn’t level!
I survived without a drill for a long time. I hand screwed screws into the walls or used a hammer and nails to hang stuff for many years. But about the time I moved into this house my Dad said he had an extra one I could take and I am so so grateful to have it. Having a drill is one of those things you don’t realize you need until you have one and then you can’t imagine your life without it. Especially since my house has plaster walls and I have to pre-drill holes so as not to crack the plaster. I think drills can be sort of expensive but I’ve been perfectly happy with my second hand one so it may be something you can look for on craigslist.
I use my tape measure a lot. Like once a week a lot. Because I like to rearrange my stuff and let’s be honest buy a lot of new stuff, I use my tape measure to make sure things will fit. Everyone should have a tape measure because using your arms to measure something does. not. work. Trust me on that one.
The above tools are the basic tools that most people will need in the course of a year. I use my screwdrivers the most but I use the needle-nose pliers a surprising amount as well. The wrench and pliers are more specific but when you need them you need them, no other tool will suffice.
I got this tool box a few years ago at Target for like $15 or something. Toolboxes aren’t all that necessary if you just have the few tools above, but I really like having one to keep everything together and also for this:
The top section of my toolbox has all these little compartments that are good for holding nails, screws, and other miscellaneous items. You don’t need to keep all these little bits and bobs around but many times I have needed a screw and I have been able to find it in my toolbox and not had to run to the hardware store. I’m not actually sure where all these screws came from. I think I bought a few kits of screws and nails and then also a lot of these are the extras that came with furniture.
Are you a tools-having sort of person? Or would rather leave that up to someone else?