The sun is shining, my windows are wide open, curtains flowing, birds are chirping, and I am one happy girl that the weather has been absolutely beautiful recently. Beautiful weather for me means I get to work on building and painting my projects from our garage, and it is so therapeutic for me in so many ways. It’s where I love to be. Outside and creating things that add character to our home, and that I get to share with you guys! And today I have some pretty awesome DIY Crate Side Tables I built that I hope you all love!
Other than me, who else is so incredibly ready for Spring? I’m sure I’m in good company. Not that we’ve had a bad winter, because here in Missouri we really haven’t had much snow at all. And naturally I’m saying that with snow in our upcoming forecast for this weekend. Go figure, right!? But seriously, I can’t complain. And the time change! Oh how I love longer days! I am so so excited you guys. I can see week nights being spent in my garage workshop working on projects already! Hurry up Spring!
I have five blog notebooks. Five of them. I carry each one around with me at different times and always jot down project ideas I have. Some of those ideas are big, some are small, some work, others don’t. That’s the name of the game though when it comes to being a DIYer. I cannot tell you how many projects I have finished that I never shared because I thought maybe they weren’t important enough for an entire blog post. They are mostly the smaller ones that don’t make the cut. The little details that add that much needed charm to a space. The accessories of a room, I guess you could call them. These are my favorite parts, and I realized I want to share them.
Friday, you have never looked so good. I mean it. Really. I love you Friday. Let’s be best friends. You guys, this week was full of very unexpected life changing blows. And that is not even me being dramatic. We are talking future job lay-offs and baby making obstacles galore. One of these days, I’ll share I promise. But for now, I am celebrating the weekend being here, and not having any plans! Whoo hoo! I have a date with Dateline tonight, and then I am going to get some emotions out by deep-cleaning my house (I’m weird like that), and then I am going to relax with my hubby. I think we deserve it after this week.
This post is the epitome of why I love do-it-yourself projects. Repurposing old into new, being able to use my creativity, and saving a ton of money in the process is what it’s all about! My taste in home décor changes from time to time, a lot or a little, so I am always looking at ways to flip a piece I already have and try to make it fit a new style. I tend to let unused pieces sit in our basement for long periods of time, but before I get rid of them I play around with a few ideas. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. That’s just the name of the game! I always figure, what’s the harm in making a last ditch effort!?
Confession time. We’ve had these before, where I tell you all something embarrassing about myself and hope you don’t judge me. Well, a couple years ago my wonderful husband bought me a sewing machine for Christmas, and it sat and collected dust for almost a year before I ever used it. I was truly scared of it. I’d never actually sewed much of anything in my life, let alone used a legit sewing machine. The first time I attempted to learn how to use it, I YouTubed a bunch of videos and understood the basics enough to sew a pillow. The seams definitely weren’t perfect, but it’s still holding up to date, so that’s a win in my book!