Monday, August 24, 2009


I'm a new DIYer (aka Do It Yourself (er)).  I got introduced to some sweet blogs by my friend Mandy, and ever since, I have had projects galore.  It is so rewarding to turn something that you wouldn't typically use into a fun piece.  Here are my latest projects:

I found most of these license plates at a antique store in Winterpark, Colorado.  Parker had a huge blank wall...until now.  I used what I call cowboy wire (my father-in-law Russ is a cowboy and I got it from his barn, hence the name cowboy wire) to link the plates together so that I wouldn't have 60 holes in the wall.  I'm not done with it yet, but this is what it looks like for now.
And here is the super fun bench from Grammy Jai.  I don't have a before picture, but it was sage green.  I liked the green, but it didn't work with my front door.  I spray painted it and distressed it.   I put it outside my front door and I think it's super fun.  I have  great plans changing out the pillows with each season.

So there it DIY projects.  I have soooo many more on the list, like a chandelier, wall hangers, and picture frames.  


Baby Blues and Wrestling Moves said...

oooh cute, cute!

Heidi said...

love it, girl! Looks even better in real life!! ;) you should link up with DIY thursday @ a soft place to land with me!

Gina said...

both projects are so cute! good job!

Mandy said...

Love, love, love! Let's DIY my house next!!! *M

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