Aug 25, 2014

Someone Get Me A Hot Glue Gun. I'm Totally Ready! #DIY

As some of you know, my friends insist when it comes to me and crafts, "DIY" stands for, Dumbassery Imminent You... poor thing. I want so bad to be crafty. I would love to have the ability to walk into a craft store and see the possibilities in the rows of fabrics, yarns and crafty things, or go to garage sales and find treasure in old furniture.

In an effort to change my craft-fail fate, I spent the weekend DIY-ing this thing I found in my shed left by the former owners of the house. I call it a thing, because I have no idea what it's called.  When explaining it to friends and neighbors I call it an..."Iron screen folding three panel thing..."  See, I told you I'm helpless, I can't even name the thing I am trying to fancy-up! So anyways, here is what I'm talking about...



Cute, right?  I will say this, I knew what I wanted to do with it the minute I saw it, so maybe I am not as DIY- hopeless as I thought...

Get this, the former owner had it in the GARDEN! It was so super dirty when I pulled it out of the shed...



First, I washed all kinds of dead vines, dirt and bird crap off of it. I guess she was trying to get something to climb through it.

To bring my vision to life, all I needed to do was spray paint it black. The only obstacle was the yellow gem like things. How do I spray paint it, and not them, AND not spend hours taping them?  My friends, the light bulb went off, and genius came through... teacher stickers...
You know who was more than happy to help!


Once the stickers were in place I sprayed the hell out of the screen.  Two and a half cans of spray paint later, my masterpiece was STUNNING!!!  I DID IT!!!

My sticker idea worked! 

Are you ready to see what this was all about???  



LOVE IT!!!


Isn't it beautiful?!  I am so freaking proud. I did it.  I had a vision, that actually worked out. 

HOLY CRAAAAAP!!!!!!!  


You all, I am hooked!  I want to DIY and paint EVERYTHING!  I also need a hot glue gun, because I hear that's when DIY gets really fun.  

Are you DIY hopeless?  Come along and learn with me, I am going to try to do a project or two every month!


4 comments:

  1. That's such a great idea! It looks pretty, too!! You did a great job :-) I wish I was crafty. But sadly I am artistically challenged lol so nothing ever looks as good as I imagine in my head

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  2. Girl I know! I am super Artistically challenged too. That's why I thought I should start with something that only required one thing. Spray Paint. I'm not sure what's next, but I'm thinking might try a TWO step project. WHOOO HOOOOOO!

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  3. OK, I fucking love this thing. GREAT vision. GREAT job.

    Be cautious with the hot glue gun. That shit HURTS. Not that I know or anything... Although I have some burn cream from my Influenster box. Maybe I'll try something out too!

    I'm inspired!

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