Here’s the plan: short and sweet, lotsa-links, inspiration, and to the point! Lets see how well I do. Just don’t grade me on this paper ok!? After our summer of personal series of unfortunate events, I have promised the next post would be of enlightenment to the lessons I have take from those **** experiences.
The first thing is, I have learned that I can do stuff. I can do DIYs! I don’t just pin them, share them, or tweet them anymore! I have actively taken part in my own role of DIY’er. So much so I started at the top, with an IKEA Hack!
“What’s an IKEA hack J9?!” You ask.
Well, the way I see it is
: Think about IKEA first. In and of itself the thought just scares me. Then, remember the last item-to-build
you purchased there. Recall the three ‘life-lines’
you were given upon starting the put-together-project, going into it alone, and sit in that fear for a moment….Then
, when you’ve returned from rocking like a baby in the corner over there, and removed your thumb from your mouth, read on
. The instructions
, piece count, directions, countless
trips back to the store for missing items, estimated time of six hours work in reality it’s six days (for me
), and you’ve got The first word understood: “IKEA”
An IKEA Hack above is a mixture of that horror, picture it: and Dr. Suess on some elicit street drug, shaking his courvoisier (cognac) on the rox in hand, while slapping my fried brain around with his fatal cocktail, scorching me with an evil laughter … it all causes my poor head to ache…However, I just fell into my ‘hack’ by accident. (I don’t self-created suffering anymore)
Here are some photos from the beginning of my DIY career. (Promise not to laugh too hard) From Instagram…
my wanna be Ikea Hack from Shoe Rack to Towel Rack ;D
Excuse the unprofessional photography but, all I gots an iPhone 4S for now…laugh all you like, I am super proud of myself!
IKEA shoe rack to my small space DIY towel rack
super proud! excuse the mess behind the photo. we were in renovations all summer and it’s a rental.
last but not least, photo of perfectly fit potty side shot ;P
Next image is linked to my Pinterest account, only because I do not have time to further resaerch all the sources. You all know I send the credit to creator.
This is the way were headed with the shoe rack turned towel rack hack for our bathroom. I am not sure exactly how or where, but I will be using this type of coloring pattern.
The good news continues from the **** summer, to the white walled blank canvas we now have to work with for our interior decor. TEEN and I are so used to moving our entire lives (unfortunately for whatever reasons..), that we barely sleep in the same bed every night. Around the one year & a half mark there’s an ‘itch’ I get inside, that causes me to look at moving. NO MORE. Since LO, “thats against the rules”–like I always say to her, lol.
The remaining images are designs by others I have sourced on Etsy and Pinterest, are the inspirational creators of the new DIY sensation I feel in my bones as of late. Colour seems to be the main focus. Follow each of the photo links to their (Pinterest) pins.
Geometric Art on Etsy
Unfortunately,I couldn’t find my link to this one. However, its listed in my favorites on my Etsy Profile (link above & sidebar to follow me there
)! I thought I would try this one as a DIY project actually, with some fantastic washi tape
from Pretty Tape
. A fav from Dallas, TX on line. The following photos are the same idea (DIY). Now that Im an expert, you’ll have to come back to check up on our progress :D
We have some of these from our neighbourhood Discovery Walk
More Tree Slice Art via Etsy fav’s of mine
Here’s another idea I have already played with…
However, I prefer ours to look not so perfect–like these:
Follow link to source for better image sizes.
DIY Washi tape photo frame ideas
This last one I prefer above all. I prefer to add little treasuries and pieces we’ve collected on our travels, to the frames. A paper flower TEEN created here (like yellow below), a photo LO painted or ripped and glued there–adding it to the personality of our DIY Washi Tape Photo Framed Wall art.
DIY Washi Tape photo frames
I soo look forward to connecting again soon. Leave behind some inspirational DIY projects you’re involved in or excited about. I am always on a hunt for encouragement and simple step by step tutorials LOL!! OK, Much to be done around here. At least its not cleaning up *** anymore!
Blessings and Wonderous Weekends to you All,
IMAGE NOTE *** Each of those pins when clicked will forward you to a new window revealing to you it’s credible source. I give all designers their credit and have no intention of offending or infringing on copyright laws by sharing these photos in any way. I do not endorse nor oppose the use of the products connected to any source. I simply share for enjoyment purposes only.