They never turn out right.
Even when I actually finish them.
So I will be posting some DIY's that I'll be undertaking to show you folks out there who may be too afraid to take on some challenges that if I can do it, you can certainly do it too. I'm not great. I don't have all the tools I need all the time. But I do what I can and I'm going to start documenting as best I can.
In our new home here in Texas, there is some potential fun to be unlocked. My room has sections of "unfinished" areas due to remodeling over the years and the passing of the house from my wonderful great aunt and uncle to "us". I am not in a hurry to finish the parts that are undone, because I want to take my time and make little touched as fun and interesting and personalized as possible. One of the first things I wanted to do was add some shelves to a section of exposed beams in order to display nail polish. This craft was born of necessity. Over the years, my mother, my grandmother, myself and now my daughter have all bought gallons of nail polish. Up until now we have always stored them in tackle boxes. But when I started thinking of how I wanted to decorate my new room, I started to allow my inner child to play. This is one area of post-divorce life that can be spun into a positive for me. I can decorate my room as goofy or girly or romantic as I want. I looked at lots of different ideas but really I kept coming back to one of my favorite things. Rainbows. I love rainbows. They are so magical and colorful, and I looooove color. In my prayers at night, one of the things I always take time to thank God for is color. What would the world be without color?
So, inspired by the rainbow and in need of some inexpensive decorating ideas I started to think. One of the first things I came up with was displaying our massive nail polish collection. Insta-rainbow. I looked up dozens of ways to display nail polish but everything I saw was expensive. Eventually I settled on adding the shelves I spoke of earlier. I went to Home Depot and found some inexpensive wood, had my dad chop it up and then I painted it. I decided to paint all the shelves a different color. (rainbow!) I'm going with a more flashy/less primary colored rainbow. Today I finally got all the shelves painted and put in place and started adding the nail polish. My daughter started out helping, but this project ran LATE. I turned around and she was konked out.
|My daughter helping to organize the polishes|