A peek at my DIYing skills
I love to make things. I enjoy sewing, and crating, and creating. I do not have as much time as I used to now, with a newborn, but I still love to do it. Here are a few of my DIY projects from the past. Here is a peek at some of my DIY skills.
Here is my favorite and obviously most sentimental DIY project ever!!! I made the bouquet for my weddings. I love flowers but I hate that they are temporary. I wanted to have something that I could treasure, and would last, so I made this bouquet out of ribbon and silk. It is featured at http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/wedding-bouquet-by-3jacksandaqueen. I have it as a lasting memory to one of the happiest days of my life!!
I purchased this chair from Goodwill for $10. It was a very simple reupholstery job. I just popped the bottom off the chair and cleaned it really good with bleach. I wanted to spray paint it, but my husband told me to keep it simple. Also the desk that I wanted to use the chair at is a dark wood. I then just positioned the burlap alphaprint fabric over the existing fabric and stapled it to the bottom of the seat cushion. I purchased the alphaprint burlap fabric from Wal-Mart it was sold as a pre-cut fabric. I needed less then a yard to cover the chair. I then placed the covered seat back in the chair and Viola! I had a new chair for my son’s desk. The chair is short perfect height for a small desk. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
I purchased all the materials for these jewerly boards from thrift stores. I removed the glass from each picture frame and painted them using silver acrylic paint. I covered a piece of foam board with wallpaper and lightly painted it. I then reapplied the covered foam board to the frame and hot glued it in place. The jewelry board with the metal wire was made from a metal sheet I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I cut the sheet to size then placed it back in the picture frame. The jewelry holder is made using a candle stick and small plate from Goodwill. I painted the plate and then used industry strength glue to apply the candle stick holder to the bottom of the plate. I really love the way all the boards turned out. I have them proper up on my dresser. They make accessing my jewelry easy and keep every thing organized. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
I purchased the skirt from my favorite thrift store Value Village. When I shop in thrift store sometimes I have a vision for what I want, and sometimes I just like the fabric. For this particular skirt I wanted to create a long floral pencil skirt that has been popular. I am 6 feet tall so it is difficult for me to find a skirt that comes down long enough. When I saw the dress I loved the print and knew that with a few adjustments it would become the floral skirt that I wanted. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
I love to thrift, and DIY. I will from time to time showcase some of my DIY skills. I am currently working on making a circle skirt from a thrifted dress. Please comment below if you would like to see how I created any of the project featured here.