I have to admit that I am slightly (maybe VERY) obsessed with crafty/home decor/diy blogs these days. I waste much more time on them than I would like to, but time just passes so quickly when looking at them.
If any of you are in the same boat as me I'm sure you know how it goes.
You see a cute blog,
Start looking through it,
See a cute idea linked on it from someone else's blog,
Check our their blog,
And that's where the viscous cycle starts!
BUT, I have gotten some great ideas, and have been doing some crafting/home decorating myself. So it can't be all bad right??
Here are just a couple things I've been up to.
We have two Ikea Billy bookcases that we love. I have been wanting to paint them white, but after I refinished our dresser, it started to look like more work than I had anticipated. I have been wanting to do something with the backs of them though. I was thinking wallpaper, but weirdly enough, cute wallpaper is hard to come by these days! Or maybe I'm just too cheap to have any of the cute stuff!
So the other week I found some wrapping paper at Superstore I liked and I picked up two rolls.
I got myself some double sided tape and went to work!
The width fit the bookshelves perfectly. The paper is a little short, but I just filled in the shelves on the bottom and you can't even tell.
It was tough to try and get it to lay flat while smoothing all the bubbles out. And I knew that it wouldn't look perfect once I was done...because it's wrapping paper! But I'm pretty happy with the results.
Sorry for the blurriness!
I have also seen many cute ideas for jewlery holders and have been wanting to make one for a while. I went to a thrift store and picked up a frame for $1.00! Lucky me!
I painted it kind of an antiquey blue, and for the back I picked up this plastic from walmart, which i think is meant for embroidery or cross-stiching for kids.
I cut it to fit, and it works amazingly.
I screwed in some hooks at the bottom for necklaces, and it's done!
I have some other things I've done to be posted soon!
So tell me...are any of you obssessed with crafty blogs?
The end of July
2 months ago