I hope you guys got your copies of the Canadian Military Family magazine! I got mine on monday and almost tore the cover flipping to the pages with my article (p.34-35 to be exact). I was also pleasantly surprised to see my uncle on the cover! What a small world… I also happen to come from a family of over-archievers.
Now that my first piece with them is out, I’m already are at work on my next piece. I won’t spoil the surprise, but I thought I’d share some of the projects and looks that have come up as inspiration while brain storming for the next space and set of projects.
As you may know, I’m in the process of doing-over our guest bedroom to be my home office, so a lot of the projects are applicable to a home office or even a sitting/living room. I’m storing all of my ideas and inspiration on Pinterest, so come check me out on Pinterest to see what else I’m up to!
I had been thinking of doing this kind of thing for a while. Our local thrift store has a tone of old light fixtures, and luckily there are as many orbs kicking around Homesense. I may bite the bullet and do this project this weekend! If you click through to Whats Ur Home Story you can see their DIY step-by-step.
I’ve been keeping my eye on this trend for a while now, and I think I may have finally found a place for it! The home office/guest room. I have some fabric scraps that would fit in the hoops, and our fabric store has fabric swatches on the cheap.
This is another great one that allows you to recycle some old wrapping paper, while adding depth and colour (maybe even pattern) to your bookshelves. It’s simple- start by taking out the shelves, and then using a spray adhesive to fix the wrapping paper to the back of the shelves. It may be a touch more complicated to remove it if you change your mind, but if you’re using an old book case to begin with, it could be the project for you! A quick coat of paint can help your book case look like new!
I love peg board! It’s such a great tool for DIYers and people who like to have things organized. You can buy it in sheets at your local hardware store for about 15$. After a coat of paint or spray paint, add some pegs and suddenly you have a very modular and potentially stylish way of organizing your craft space or home office. Peg board isn’t just for the garage anymore! I say “potentially stylish” because it all depends what and how you hang it, but if you have some fun bins and tools to sort in a limited space, this could be a perfect fit.
This is another one of those projects that is essentially an up-cycler’s dream! Do you have kids? Grab two of their older toys (not currently in use), glue them to square/rectangle blocks (nubs left over from your last project) and then spray-paint them! Suddenly you’ve got some quirky and unique book ends that no one else will have! They don’t have to match, and I think I’d get more of a kick out of them if they didn’t match, you get bonus points if they’re action figures!
That’s all for now, make sure to swing back when I’ve got more DIY up-cycle projects that are inspiring my home office decor!