Friday, January 24, 2020

Cubicle Makeover

This is my cubicle at work. The walls are beige. Bleh. On the plus side, they're essentially giant bulletin boards...


making it easy to tack fabric over them. Purple, of course. :) I added the usual office supplies, a storage bench...

and the drawers, desk organizer, and ampersand I recently decoupaged.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tiny Chest of Drawers

Another easy transformation with paint, paper and glue! I found a tiny chest of drawers in a thrift store. Its white finish was chipped and peeling.


I painted the chest black and decoupaged paper on the top, sides, and drawer fronts. The knobs are white... but maybe they would look better painted black? What do you think?

EDIT:
Dumb question. ;) The knobs are black now.



Saturday, January 4, 2020

Desk Organizer

This project began with a bare wood desk organizer purchased on Amazon. It has four drawers which I neglected to put back in prior to taking the "before" picture. Oops.

The organizer's size can be adjusted because it is made of two pieces which slide apart. Nifty! :)

I painted the edges and smaller areas with black acrylic craft paint. I decoupaged floral paper on the larger areas and lined the drawers with a polka dot paper. I completed the organizer by adding black drawer pulls.





Friday, January 3, 2020

Ampersand

Hello! My hiatus was much longer than anticipated.

I've had some health problems. Managing them has required some significant changes to my lifestyle. There are things I can no longer do, and accepting those losses and limitations has not been easy. I was offline and disconnected for many months trying to come to terms with my new reality. At long last, I think I'm ready to return to social media and blogging.

A new year seems an auspicious time to start again. In the hope that this is just the first of many posts to come, it seems appropriate to begin with an "and."

Specifically, a wood ampersand:


Fancied up with decoupaged paper, flowers, and adhesive gems:

A tip for decoupaging complicated or oddly shaped objects: Don't bother trying to cut the paper into the exact shape of the object. A rough approximation will do. Apply glue to the object, then adhere the paper. Allow the glue to dry, then use a sharp razor blade to trim the paper to the perfect shape.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Craft Along with GIY: Anything Goes


The theme for the December craft-along is Anything Goes.

To share your Craft Along with GIY project:
1.  Add the Craft Along with GIY icon to your blog post. Link the icon to this page:
http://gothityourself.blogspot.com/p/craft-along-with-giy.html
2.  Leave a comment with a link to your project. If you're not a blogger, you can link to your webpage, Instagram, or anywhere else readers can see it. (Please link directly to the project page.)

I will compile the links on the Craft Along with GIY page.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Craft Along with GIY: December 2017


It's December and time to wrap up our first year of Craft Along with GIY.

During December, I will work on a craft project. Around December 29, I will post my completed project. You can share a link to your project on that post or at any time during the month on this post. I will compile the links on the Craft Along with GIY page.

To participate:
1.  If you're a blogger, add the Craft Along with GIY icon to your post. Link the icon to this page:
http://gothityourself.blogspot.com/p/craft-along-with-giy.html

2.  On either this theme announcement post or my completed project post, leave a comment with a link to your project. You can link to your blog, webpage, Instagram, or anywhere else readers can see it.

Your project can be big or small. It can be in any style, goth or otherwise. The fun is in the crafting

December can be a stressful and hectic month for many people, so we're going with an easy theme: Anything Goes. Craft anything you like. :)


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Craft-Along: Almost Finished


I encountered a major hurdle for my November craft-along project. A crooked wall means I have to rethink my design.

If you are participating, please go ahead and share your project.

To share your Craft Along with GIY project:
1.  Add the Craft Along with GIY icon to your blog post. Link the icon to this page:
http://gothityourself.blogspot.com/p/craft-along-with-giy.html
2.  Leave a comment with a link to your project. If you're not a blogger, you can link to your webpage, Instagram, or anywhere else readers can see it. (Please link directly to the project page.)

I will compile the links on the Craft Along with GIY page.