Recycling/upcycling window shutters

April 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Nothing has suffered more in my month-long funk than my house. Laundry is still on the clothesline, bedsheets have been used to cover sofas because I’m too lazy to look for my throws, and my sewing materials are all crammed on top of a table the bunny can’t reach. One of the priorities in my getting-back-to-reality program is to reorganize/redecorate the house, so it’s back to the net to look for inspiration.

I’ve always loved old-school wooden window shutters. Unfortunately, where I come from and where I am they’re considered antiques and get quite pricey. Still, I love the idea of having them all over the house, or even having a full wall of them. If you’re lucky enough to be in one of those places where you can find window shutters lying about, please check out this list of things you can do with them to brighten up your home from scraphacker.


Fun with crayons

January 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

So, I’m kinda vaguely settled into my flat now, even though the (sparse) furnishings tend to be moved around at least once a week because I am still not sure whether I really like them where they are or not. Plus there’s that thing where every available surface seems to end up covered in either fabric or sewing materials. My biggest issue is still my walls, blank as most of them are and me still not quite convinced drilling holes into them is a solution. Granted, one of them has to be semi-clear because unlike normal people who have TVs I use a projector for watching my shows. I’ve seen quite a few iterations of this wall decoration because my elementary school “art” classes have completely prejudiced me against a. crayons, b. paper plates, c. macaroni. So jury’s still out on this one, though I love the colors and the mirror detail in the center. Here’s more details about the project from The Shattered Lance.

DIY vinyl wall art

January 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Yes, I have artist friends who actually do this semi-professionally but they’re lazy bastards (yes, you, you know I’m talking about you) so I figured I might as well try and find a way to do this myself. I finally found a tutorial that my complete noob brain could handle and I hope it helps you out too. Now my only problem is figuring out whether the desert has contact paper.

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