Happy New Year! Over the past few years, I have always been so eager to get to the next year. After all that has happened in 2020, you’d think I’d be ready to do that again. But while 2020 has had plenty of disappointments and challenges, I want to reflect on the good things that happened. We were blessed with more togetherness than ever before. We learned how to live, work, and play within our own homes. Yes, vacations were cancelled, shopping trips became packages left on our doorsteps, and outings were not without face masks and hand sanitizer. But if you try, I am sure you can find highlights from the year and moments to be grateful for.
I am so excited about this DIY. I searched high and low and could not find curtains I liked for the basement. So I did what any crafter would do, I made my own DIY Tassel Curtains! They were super easy to make and I love the touch of whimsy they bring to the space.
In early March, back when life was normal, we painted our basement floor instead of having flooring installed. It’s been one of the best decisions we made for our house! Here is a recap on why we opted for paint over traditional flooring, how much elbow grease went into it, and an overview of the process.
Remember back in March and April when everyone was decluttering in a way that would make Marie Kondo proud? I didn’t go very hardcore but I did find a half stained wood box in the one tote I went through. Nearly everything is back in that tote but I was able to give the wood box new life! And now I have a pretty lacquer box DIY sitting on our nautical shelves in our guest bedroom.
First, how is it September already? Second, thank goodness we’re this far into the year. And third, it took all summer but I finally have art that doesn’t say “Let it snow.” I made this super easy DIY texture art last weekend and it’s exactly what I need when it’s not appropriate to snow.
Do you ever have those ideas that sound weird? I told my husband I wanted to put wall shelves up in our guest bedroom and hot glue rope to the brackets. He’s used to me having weird ideas so I didn’t have to push much. But with weird ideas, sometimes they fail. This, however, is my new favorite. It was so easy to make these DIY nautical shelves and they make such an impact in the room!