Tuesday, March 12, 2013

To Craft Or Not To Craft

So I have a confession to make.  When I moved a couple of weeks ago, I may have only unpacked my shoes and clothes.  And then stuffed everything else into an extra bedroom and abandoned it.

I have all kinds of fun craft projects I want to do, but can't until I take care of that space/dig out my supplies.  Some of the things on my to craft lists:

Old Mirrors into Chalkboards:
I saw this cute tutorial on Pretty Little Things on how to turn a mirror into a chalkboard.  She used an old mirror she had laying around, and that reminded me that I have some circle mirrors from my old apartment that could use a little makeover.  I'm thinking a mixture of chalkboard, magnetic, and regular mirrors.

Laundry Drying Rack
After a few unfortunate issues with the dryers in my college dorm laundry room, I stopped putting most of my tops in the dryer.  I already have long arms, I don't need my sleeves getting any longer!  I think a drying rack like the one Centsational Girl created would be the perfect addition to my new laundry room (ahem, closet).  It's also a fun excuse to play with power tools.  I worked tech for the drama department at my high school, so I have a special affinity for building things.  And pretending I know how to work a light meter.

Mint Vases:
I don't have a ton of old bottles and vases laying around my place since I donated most of them to the craft projects for my brother's wedding.  When I saw this tutorial from Pink Pistachio for painted vases, I decided I need to start saving bottles!  Wouldn't these look cute on my new media center?  I'd show you a picture of what the media center looks like now, but it's still in an intermediary phase - the fantasy football trophy is gone, but was replaced with some sports bobble heads.

What projects are you dying to try?

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  1. I've made vases like that before...definitely do it–it's so easy!

  2. These all look like fun to try. I have to admit, I am not so great on the DIY's thought. ;)

  3. I think the vases are a cute idea!

  4. I LOVE that DIY drying rack, and what a great idea for old mirrors! Such cute DIYs :)


    The Other Side of Gray

  5. Grace - Stripes & SequinsMarch 12, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    The vases are definitely my favorite!

  6. I love the mint vases they're adorable!

    xx Kate

    The Style

  7. Mirrors into chalkboards are such a cool idea!

    Some Snapshots Blog

  8. I love the idea of turning a mirror into a chalkboard! I will definitely be trying this. xx. McKenna Lou


  9. These ideas are so great - love that they are actually practical DIYs!! Recently I FINALLY got around to framing the maps from our trip to Italy - a good six months after we got back :)


  10. That's intense! Like, a sewing quilt, or are you going to crochet the squares?

  11. fromproseccotoplaidMarch 13, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Love those painted bud vases!! I want to try making them! xo, Julie

  12. I actually made an old mirror into a chalkboard for my wedding last year and really loved the results!

    Fizz and Frosting

  13. Boardwalks & BoulevardsMarch 14, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    The collection of bottles and vases is gorgeous! Such a clever idea

    - Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards