Not sure if everyone has clued into it yet, but I have summers off. Not only do I have one of the best job’s in the world, I also have amazing (by Northern American standards) holidays. I spent most of July running errands, getting to my pre-crastination list and doing things I had wanted to do for ages. And beyond that, camping, races to get to (Nan and I lead busy lives as full time cheerleaders) and friends weddings. Now that all that is winding down, I have a few do it yourself projects I have been mulling over. Ever since I did the blog make over (I am not sure what else to call it), I have a new enthusiasm for blogging. It may also be because I have the time. I have struggled to find a life/work/blog balance for the last 1.5-2 years. Something had to give I guess. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about, I decided to spend more time doing and less time writing about it. Which lead to a real blog wind down. A blog nap. I am so pumped about my new design and vision for my blog that I have lots of ideas simmering. Here’s what’s on my mind at the moment: summer DIY’s!
Leaning ladder shelf
There is a comprehensive tutorial from Family Handyman on how to make this shelf. This one is actually a little too big for my liking and we had discussed using a vintage ladder instead…It is just finding the perfect ladder at the right price. I like how this one looks too:
Source: The Selby
Loving this simple Ikea hack – taking $2 brackets, spray paint and use salvaged wood for shelves. I am totally obsessed with the idea of having lots of shelves.
Image from Houzz.
A bedside bench! Although I battle with the idea of having a bench that would provide storage for blankets and extra bedding, I love the look of this simple bedside bench.
Image and tutorial: A Beautiful Mess
I have been thinking a lot about lighting fixtures and would like to focus on creating these types of details in my own. Subtle. But the type of thing that you notice on closer inspection.
Image and tutorial: View Along The Way
On the topic of lighting, I would love to allow attempt to create/DIY my own bedside lighting.
Tutorial and image: Elle (South Africa)
I would absolutely die to create a built in dog bed area like this:
Image: Country Living
So that’s what I am aiming for. Let’s see if I can make any of these happen in the next two months!Pin It