I know, I know. I've lured you here on false pretences. I hold my hands up - I have not found a way to DIY solid gold letters at home. If I had I'd be in Hawaii by now. Instead I've found the next best thing. Fake solid gold letters. After a long obsession with this oh so shiny gold contact paper (since this post) I finally decided on the first project I wanted to use it for. And it got MADE!
I actually surprised myself with how easy this project was. I've had these letters waiting for a makeover for around a year. Why did it take me so long!?! I'm on a mission to complete all those projects just left by the wayside. If they all turn out as awesome as this I'll never leave a project again (... ok, perhaps not as much)
If you're a regular reader of Fall For DIY then you're probably aware of our new fluffy friend and the havoc she causes where ever she goes. In most cases chewed cardboard and nibbled coasters are easily forgiven, but damage to an unreplaceable wire cable is a bit harder to let go. As much as we try to keep them out of harms reach there can often be a stray left dangling. And you can be sure she will sniff it out within minutes.
So I've come up with a very DIY solution to our gnawing problem. These 'DIY Wire Tacos' are a great way to keep wires stored. Even if your electricals are safe from nibbling this wire storage can help to organise those messy wires. You can even colour code them for quick and easy access to all your connectivity needs. No bunny needed!
The idea for this post came after Laura Ashley sent over a box of goodies for me to play with for their online fabric challenge #sewandstitch. You can see my entry along with three others and vote for your favourite over on the Laura Ashley blog. Once you've voted you'll be entered into a competition to win a £50 gift voucher for Laura Ashley so if you want to get involved, pop on over now to vote for your favourite.
I've been thinking a lot lately about clearing the clutter in my flat and creating spaces that are both functional and beautifully display our belongings. Because as much as I would love to just throw everything away and only have pretty things around me, there are definitely moments in life that require more than just a copper ring dish, test tube vase or woven wall hanging.
I've begun with this IKEA shelving unit in my kitchen/diner. It might seem like an odd place to put a bookshelf but there's nothing I love more than reading over a slow Sunday brunch. I figured why not put all the books and magazines at easy reach while I'm tucking into a breakfast burrito?
They left a small corner that was perfectly sized for a new DIY square hanging planter, because you can never have enough hanging plants right!? I've used a mitre saw to create this wooden square but you can also use a square edge by changing the measurements of the dowel.