Build A Spring Time Woodwork Project To Be Proud Of
Today’s post all about Spring Decor DIY Projects has been inspired by two things; spring is springing(!) and the new ad’s by Wickes! Have you seen them?! Oh my goodness. Of course my favourites had the animals in there. ^_^
The campaign from Wickes is called ‘Wickes Real Projects’ and it got me thinking about the bigger projects I want to make this season.
Normally, I think small time, easy peasy DIY projects; things that wont take too much of my time. Now, I want to build things! Quick! Get me some wood! And then somebody who knows what they’re doing.
This is a pretty huge post btw so brace yourselves.
The only reason I’m sharing this is because there’s a pretty kitty. This project was to make a Cat walk and I thought it was amazing! You can view it right here —
The other videos are rather fun! I really loved the surf board video and the primary school/guttering video with all the rubber duckies. It looks like there was a lot of fun to be had in building this campaign.
I digress, who’s up for some pretty project ideas for spring?!
I have some Eames style dining chairs and sometimes I regret that I chose them. I would really love a mismatch of wooden chairs that I could paint and then distress. Tie to the back of the car and drive it around town.
The one thing I don’t have on my wall; decorative box shelves. I want some! I saw some little fruit boxes turned into decorative shelves so I might ask in my local green grocers for some of those and then paint them in pastel shades.
This is my favourite colour palette! I love the shape of those little houses; they’re so much fun and they’re so adorable. Of course, the past three projects have just been paint jobs but I was inspired to build little boxes until I saw the fruit crates.
If there’s a cheaters way to do something, I will try it if it saves time!
These projects were from Panduro Hobby. I really am super excited about spring time, these particular shades of my favourite pastel colours are making me think of spring flowers and easter and I feel a little giddy.
I found that there’s a word for this excitement! It’s'Vernorexia - A romantic mood inspired by spring.'Click To Tweet Perfect right?!
This tutorial for a $5 DIY Photography backdrop/floordrop is great.
The DIY aspect of it is a little hap hazard and I might prefer a more tongue and groove board as the gaps in the wood could be a bit of a distraction if you have close ups on the board but the whitewash effect is perfect.
I actually bought tongue and groove board last year and used it in several DIY tutorials, the Ping Pong Lights tutorial being one of them.
I couldn’t understand why I didn’t like the white board that I made but I realised, I wanted white wash. I’ve been sanding it to distress it but I used spray paint and holy moly it does not want to budge!
I thought this scallop trim border on the shelving was adorable! I thought this effect could be recreated using foam core board and a jam jar as a circle template. Just draw on the back and cut out with a knife or bring it to someone you know who has a jigsaw and can use it without removing their fingers. This DIY is from BHG.
This made me squeal out loud the very first time I saw it. It is a perfect colour and I want one of these bad boys for my garden. Oh the things I could grow!
I have a very small corner in my yard that gets sunshine and I thought about shelving and brackets and drilling things into the red brick wall but I never did any of them. I might need
some lots of help if I decide to create this fabulous ladder shelving unit but I love it and I’m certain it would be worth the effort! Kristi from Making It In The Mountains did an amazing job.
This is the type of decorative backdrop I want to create! So, my plan of action re the photography backdrops – use the tongue and groove board that I already have, sand it and then paint in the dark bits with Annie Sloan’s dark wax. Fingers crossed that works but I will let you know! These photo backdrops are from Knick Of Time.
This is the type of effect I want to achieve with my little fruit boxes (definitely on a smaller scale!) This image is via Theas Mania. I’m getting
a little really excited about all the projects and the potential for colourful decor! As Leo Tolstoy once said
What are you working on right now?
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