Quick Tip {How to Remove Permanent Marker From Plastic – The Easy Way}

Stopping by to share a quick tip with you today. 🙂 You know I love to label things – help me keep my sanity!  However, sometimes the contents of a container change.  Actually, they often change. Permanent markers are a great way to label things, and what we use often.  Simple and permanent – right?? 

Well – what then do you do when the contents change and the container needs a new label? Put a sticker over it?  Scribble out the original label and write on a new one?  What if you want it to look better than that?  Well I have great news for you!!  A teacher friend of mine shared this with me one year, and when she told me I thought she was nuts – but it works!!

I was reminded of it this year when I was organizing our school supplies.  In the last few years I have been purchasing these new plastic folders for my kids, because they will last through the whole year – unlike the paper ones.  But, you know how it is – you send them to school, and the teachers have them label them with their name and subject.  The folders are great – they come home at the end of the year in just about the same condition they started.  No reason to throw them out!!  So here’s my amazing tip {if you already know this – please just scroll through and act amazed :)} that works on anything plastic.

With a dry-erase marker, scribble over the top of the writing.

As you are scribbling, you will probably already see it happening – the permanent marker being “erased”.


When you are finished, grab an eraser or a paper towel, rag, whatever, and wipe off the dry-erase, and the permanent marker with it.

And there you have it – good as new!!


I know folders aren’t that expensive, but I’m just saying – every little bit matters, and this has saved me bundles over the years in plastic storage tubs and such!!

We are headed out east tomorrow to deliver my son to college.  I’m not lamenting over that today – ya’ll have probably heard enough of that, and there will probably be more later.  When we get back I have a long list of DIY’s to dive into, and I can’t wait to share!! Until then…

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It’s Friday!

Just popping in today to say hello!!  I am super excited to be over at Remodelaholic today sharing with all their lovely readers our Rustic Kitchen Island Update!!  


Come on over and look around!  There are lots of other awesome projects there done with reclaimed wood!

If you are visiting from Remodelaholic – Welcome!!  Happy to have you!!  Stay a while and visit 🙂  

Have a blessed weekend friends!!

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Mini Master Bath Revamp

If you’ve been around my blog for any amount of time you should know that I have two requirements for my home projects.  They must be DIYable, and they must be budget friendly.

So, this mini makeover was no exception.  Again, so very pleased with the outcome.  I love it when things turn out as good or better than the picture in my head.


If you were here for my Master Bedroom Update during the One Room Challenge then you probably saw these pictures of this part of our master bathroom.

Yes, as I’ve eluded before – this area is open to our master bedroom.  I truly hated it before, but now, it doesn’t bother me AS MUCH.  Still would love to close it off somehow.  But that was more DIY and budget than I wanted to get into right now.  Here’s a look from the bedroom now.  Not as bad right?  (humor me :))



I used most of the same accessories as were here before.  That small vase was a wedding gift and it got filled with tiny spiral shells from our 20th anniversary trip to the beach, and the other shells are from our honeymoon.  The figurine was a gift from my hubby.  The mirror was a Marshall’s purchase (14.99).  And the wall art was on clearance at Hobby Lobby (4.99).

The basket that holds all of our essentials was the same one that was there – it just got a paint job.  I made another sea-shell foam soap – this time with clear soap and it definitely shows off the shells better.  I wrapped an inexpensive vase (that I had) with some jute to hold brushes and combs. And, to finish things up the towels (aren’t they fab) were also from Marshall’s (5.99 each). The towel rack is one that I had elsewhere that wasn’t being used.


I could not find a before pic of the light fixture (bad blogger).  But it was antique brass before and it got a coat of the same spray paint I used on the drawer pulls.  Better, for now.  And you can see here how I framed the mirror.

So this project was all DIY, and only cost me around $75.  (wood for mirror frame – $40, stand mirror, wall art, and towels).  That qualifies as a great mini makeover in my book!!


Thanks for stopping by!!!  Have a blessed day :).

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Cabinet Door Pull Makeover

There is a new project going on over here (surprise I know)!!  Our master bath is getting some more love. 🙂  I decided to makeover the vanity area, finally.  I wanted to update the cabinet door pulls.  I thought about buying new, but then I decided I could make the old look like new for a fraction of the cost.


Here is the finished product :)!!  Aren’t they perfect??  

When I was out shopping around for possible replacements, I spotted these at Hobby Lobby.  


And it was then that I knew I could do this myself with the pulls I already had.

Here is where I started.  


The bottom is before and the top is after I spray painted them with Rustoleum’s satin nickel. (same color I used on the lamps in the master bedroom) I bought the one that is paint + primer and I love it.  It coats so well and it has such a great finish.  I chose the satin nickel to match the other fixtures is the bathroom area.

After giving them a coat of paint,


I simply wrapped jute around the middle of the pull, gluing here and there to make it secure. I decided I wanted to mimic the pattern I made on the lamps in my master bedroom redo.


And ended up with this look.


And here is a sneak peek of them on the vanity.  🙂


Fun, casual, and a hint of beachy!!  Looovvveee!!!
A few more things to finish up for this quick and budget friendly makeover before I share it all!!

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Sea Shell Foam Soap

Hey everyone!!  I love summer :).  We have been lazy lately, and I have been loving it!! My house – not so much – what a mess!!  I should get on that today…maybe.  Ha!! Anyone else bein’ lazy these summer days??

Today I wanted to share with you a super simple project that gives just a nod to the beach.  While hubby and I were on vacay, we did a little local shopping.  We found this adorable home shop where I took lots of inspiration photos.  One of the first things I saw was this cuteness. (pardon the blurry phone pic)

Cute but not too themey right?  And, something I knew would be easy to recreate.

So, when we got home, I did just that.  I started with an empty foam soap bottle, which I had already removed the labels from, and some of the tiny sea shells we had collected on our trip.


Next, I rinsed out the bottle and rinsed the sand of the shells.  Then, I dropped the shells into the bottle.


Then, I moved on to making the soap.  Yep, that’s what I said, making the soap.  Have you ever refilled your foaming soap yourself?  It’s really easy and so much cheaper!!


1.  Add regular hand soap – your choosing – just about 1/2 or so in the bottom – no exact measuring needed.

2.  Add water – fill the rest of the bottle with water, leaving a little bit of room at the top.

3.  Shake gently to combine the soap and the water.

The secret to the foaming soap is in the pump, not the soap!!  So, now you have foaming soap at a fraction of the cost!


The seashells at the bottom are just a cute added bonus don’t you think??  I love it!! Although, next time I buy soap, I will buy clear soap – then my shells will really shine  :).

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I’m off to do some sitting housework!!

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