I love DIY projects, especially since I bought my house. Many blah posts over the last couple years often show that.
When I first moved in I knew I would be making a lot of changes. The kitchen at the front of my mind.
This is what it looked like when I first moved in.
I quickly moved my refrigerator, took down some of the cabinets and painted the remaining ones. This quickly showed that I needed some more storage areas.
I found these shelves on Etsy
But all the ones I found were either too small or far too expensive.
So I decided I could make them myself!
I contacted a friend who I Jew had an abundance of reclaimed wood, found piping online at Essential Hardware and went to work.
This is what the kitchen has become. It is amazing how some colorful paint and a cheap DIY project can transform a space.
I am pleased with it. But will always continue changing things up. I already have changed how the shelves are organized to make them look a little more decorative.
I have a few more to put on another wall but am having problems attaching them because of the type of material the wall is made out of. Hopefully a project for another day.
I had a very different idea of what this meant when I put this on the list for the year. I anticipated that it would mean fine art painting. But after buying a house that is simply not the case.
I spent today painting my kitchen. I am overjoyed with how the house is coming along.
Here are photos of my kitchen on move in day:
Now I have taken down some of the cabinets, painted the walls and painted the cabinets. Take a look:
The next exciting step is building these cool shelves to put up in place of the cabinets:
And, I have already picked out a color for the bathroom.
Owning a house is so fun!
This year is full of so much adventure, creating, eating and relaxation. Some days I need to remind myself to make these things happen.
Today was simple. Make a little door wreath.
I started with a wood stick wreath and wrapped some green leaves around it.
Then I took some flowers. I picked these ones because I feel like it can kind of encompass all the seasons.
I glued them on using a hot glue gun.
And that was that. Hopefully it stays together.
So yesterday was truly hitting two birds with one stone! I have been planning on knocking this one off the list for sometime and when I saw the Pinterest task and came across the DIY Mason Jar Herbs I knew that was the one for me.
So definitely check out my post from yesterday!
I had so much fun creating an herb garden. I only have three right now but plan on making and planting a bunch more.
I have been looking forward to getting crafty this year and was super excited to find this little project: Mason Jar Herb Garden. There are a ton of different ways to do it, and a ton of different examples on Pinterest… I kind of just looked at a lot and did it my own way.
I’m really happy with how it turned out! Now let’s just hope I get some greens!
I bought mason jars at the grocery store! 12 for just $8.99!
I had some hemp left over from other projects. So took a hot glue gun and got to work.
Then I took a sharpie (blue was all I had) and wrote the names of the herbs I was planting on the jars.
Add some river rocks and potting soil, the seeds, and then another thin layer of soil.
I didn’t really like that the names didn’t pop off the jar once the soil was in so I went out and got an acrylic paint sharpie in white. It blended with the sharpie color (which I didn’t expect but really love!)
And viola! I have some herbs hanging!