Lately I've been on a DIY bent. And only partially because I quit my job and am 50% poorer than I was last month. I've been redoing our spare room and making it into a home office/creative space (that sounds really pretentious, doesn't it? crap...) but there are a number of other crafty things I want to make, and I can't really say why. Especially since most of my projects end in disaster. Nevertheless:
A sunburst mirror—So 70s, such a fun combo of sharp edges and curvy circles. But I don't want to pay the big bucks for one, since they're back in vogue.
A terrarium—I've been seeing these around on design sites and etsy lately. Guys, until I started reading up on them and paying attention, I didn't even know my yard had moss for the picking!
A chicken coop—I'm not particularly fond of chickens (there's something decidedly un-cuddly about birds, plus I had a bad experience with a lovebird once) but my friend Dan has been raising them (incidentally, they seem to be plotting against him...again with the untrustworthiness) and I've been inspired to build an amazing coop and enjoy fresh eggs. Plus, their poop is a great fertilizer!
A cake stand (or two)—Twasn't till adulthood that I came to appreciate the delectability of sugar and flower covered in sugar and butter. Since cakes/cupcakes have become a staple, I do a disservice by eating them right out of the pan instead of selecting a morsel from a lovely cake stand.
Custom matching covers for all my hundreds of books
What about you? Feel like making anything?
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