Hey! I’m doing a series of summer DIYs over at design*sponge and the first one came out today. It’s the first time I’ve done some serious home projects (serious for me anyway). I have a serious fixation on copper plumbing tubing right now so I incorporate it into a few projects. First one up is this side table for my new studio. Guess who learned to use a drill for it? Yup! It gave me an “I can do anything in this world” now attitude. Build a house? no biggie, coming right up. No, in all seriousness, learning to use a drill has changed my life. I need to give a big shout out to my downstairs neighbor, Sebastian, who so patiently walked me through these projects and directed me on how to make it feasible. PLUS, he has every single tool you could possible need/want (including one to bend metal! oh yeah, good times ahead) so thank you! Also, thank you for letting Hilda and I come crash your dinner to get some good shots of the table in your beautiful house. And once again, a gold medal to Hilda for your amazing patience, ideas, and support as I tried doing 5 DIYs in one day especially in the midst of moving :(. And one last shout out to my friend Anna who came to the rescue with engineering advice. I wish she could perch on my shoulder and direct me on a daily basis.
Guys, I’m SO behind with my 30 crafts in 30 days before 30 years. I hope this isn’t a premonition of this upcoming decade. Yikes! But today’s is SUPER easy. I mean, SUPER. Just get some gold spray paint, masking tape, and some kraft paper notebooks and you’re golden (te he, sorry, punny.) I picked these notebooks up in Berlin at a store I like to call “heaven” but it’s really called Modular. It’s a supplies store with anything your heart desires and Germany prices are SO amazing. Anything is compared to Denmark though.
1. Just cover the parts your want protected with masking tape. I didn’t have any at the moment so I used some cheap stuff that comes off easily.
2. Give it a little spray from about 18″ away. It doesn’t need too much.
3. The best part is definitely the ripping off moment. Look how nice that line looks.
Voila! Now I have a few notebooks for my new studio space. Thanks to Line for helping me with the photos.
I’m already SO far behind on my 30 ’til 30 pledge. This is not a good sign. I thought I’d kill 2 birds with 1 stone with a second installment of “On my bike” for one of my craft days. For the month of April I made aluminum flowers and this month I caved and went with fake flowers. But really, can you resist these bright, cheap puppies? They’re like a buck at Tiger and they seriously make my day every time I look at them.
With that, I’m off to Berlin tomorrow for the weekend to attend The Hive.
So where we at? 25 days to go and 27 more projects.
So, if you’re just joining in, I’m making 30 crafts in the 30 days prior to turning 30. This weekend I made some geometric Mexican picado banners to go along with the pinata for a friend’s Mexican themed party on Saturday. I used Jenny’s instructions found here. They were an absolute cinch to make and I love how they fill the space. I made some more for my new workshop to make the space feel more than it is right now.
I was at our cute little niece’s house and she had these neon balloons in her room that all of a sudden reminded me of fruit (does that happen to you ever? You accidentally mistake something for something else and then boom, you get a new idea?). I thought they’d be perfect for the fruit party we’ve been wanting to do forever. See the full instructions on Oh Happy Day.