My mom is getting ready to leave the house she’s lived in since I was eight, which means she’s majorly downsizing. I’ve been pilfering little items (and not-so-little items) that I can’t bear to see sold or donated, or items that I think I can remake in my weekly DIY column.
One of the things I’ve rescued was this beat-ups set of wooden shelves.
Inspired by Young House Love’s figurine cubby, I decided to make a place for the kids to organize and play with their little homeless figures — you know, beloved Happy Meal toys, tiny princesses, board game pieces that have been adopted as toys.
Good news, DIYers! I’ve found a way to combine the most joyful elements of crafting — brightly-coloured paints, polka dots, pretty scrapbook paper, chevron, gold leaf, stripes and glitter — all into a single project that’s easy to create while watching your favourite TV show.
We’ve been doing a lot of major projects around our Handmade Home over the past couple of months, from making over our master bedroom/bathroom and redoing our kitchen cabinets to turning our entry closet into a mudroom — so this week’s project was a nice break from power tools and days of manual labour.
As much as I love tackling the big projects on my ever-growing list, it’s also satisfying (and less expensive!) to work on a smaller piece using materials we already have. Plus, anything I can create while watching a few episodes of Scandal is a win in my book.
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Check out the full tutorial, break out your fancy glitter, and make your own. Oh, and then comment telling me how much you love Scandal, because OMGSOGOOD.