I don't think I would call "do it yourself" home improvement our "thing." In the process it usually leaves one of us not mad, but huffy. Is that an adjective? Nevertheless, I was on Pinterest overload this summer and had a lot of "ideas." But these ideas only came to fruition the last week of summer. Of course.
The first project was a jewelry organizer. I don't know about you but my jewelry was just bunched all together in my closet, in a drawer and I never knew what I had. In fact when I went through things for the project I found many broken earrings and many without matches. How did I lose so many earrings? Who knows. But now everything is organized and sorted. Hello summer nesting. No I'm not pregnant.
So I found this project on Pinterest (duh) and I swore I pinned a link to it, but now I can't find it anywhere. I just spent 20 minutes looking but now I am giving up. Know that this is not my original idea and I did follow some steps. I bought a frame and a metal sheet from Hobby Lobby. Yes, Hobby Lobby. And I feel bad about that because of the no birth control thing, but I couldn't find this ridiculous metal sheeting anywhere else and so I went in and I felt guilty the whole time. If this jewelry organizer didn't look so cute I would feel really awful.
Anyway, I spray painted the frame and then secured the metal sheeting behind it. Ryan hung it for me. Ryan and I have a different approach to hanging things. I eyeball things, cross my fingers and hope for the best. Ryan measures, there is a level involved and it is a much more arduous process. But don't worry, it looks better when Ryan does it. Figures.
The final product. I hung my necklaces on a contraption I picked up at IKEA for 10 dollars. I'm pretty impressed with myself.
The next project was a little harder. We wanted to frame the mirror in the boy's bathroom. By we I mean me. All of our mirrors are the standard, old, boring look but I decided to tackle the boy's bathroom first because if we really messed up there was a less of a chance people would actually see it. There are tons of tutorials on this on Pinterest as well, but I found this one the most helpful. It is not perfect, but it looks much much better. And now we need new light fixtures in there. But I have to give Ryan a break or else he will divorce me.
After-- SO MUCH BETTER.
Finally, we have quite a bit of blank wall space in our house. But I hate putting stuff up just to put it up. I like the idea of a gallery wall, but I am not sure if I want to showcase it in our main family room. There is a large wall between Paul's room and the guest room and I thought we could experiment there. This is just a start and I'm thinking we can expand this and fill up the entire wall. I bought some of these frames at IKEA and some at goodwill and spray painted them. I have a new found love for spray paint.
Don't worry, I have many more ideas... stay tuned. Sorry Ryan.