I have a confession. I am addicted to DIY projects, remodelling shows, websites, and blogs. I wasted my entire first year of university watching TLC religiously. I have never really had the space or time to do a lot of DIY stuff, but I grew up with a Dad who lives for making things out of junk – he once made me a bus stop out of the cabin of a tractor – so he was always a real inspiration and I picked up a few things a long the way.
Well my girlfriend and I recently moved into a oh em gee gorgeous plateau apartment and I have found myself with a) free cable (TLC!!!), b) a little free time (ohhh underemployment), c) a little more room in my apartment to tackle some crafts, and d) random items strewn in alleys and streets from moving season. I recently picked up a gorgeous little black table that is waiting to be fixed up and put in my foyer.
So yes, I LOVE CRAFTS. The Gaily LOVES DIY. I like sewing, knitting, glueing, and painting. Who knew? Remember this?
Yesterday I found this blog called “Remodel This House … One Outdated/Ugly Thing at a Time” written by a young couple from Arkansas – with whom I don’t share a lot of taste preferences – but who are kind of inspiring DIYers. I am ready to do some projects now. I might pick different fabrics, but this girl knows how to remodel ANYTHING on the CHEAP CHEAP (usually under $10). My kinda girl.
My personal favourite is this repurposed suitcase to dog bed. OH EM GEE. Cost? $5.50
I also love, LOVE her lamp makeovers like this one. I also love to repaint wood and have wanted to try to reupholster seats or stools, so I was inspired by this one. She also has a fantastic and cheap mod podgy recipe for like $.50.
I am ready to get DIY-ing.
Have any favourite DIY sites I should check out?