Headboard update

Hi DIYers!

One last post before Christmas holidays! Change is the only constant in the world…i don’t know who said those words but they are so true in so many ways.

And with that in mind, I changed our bed headboard once again. I wanted a different feel to it and especially a look that will match any beddings or decor I chose.

This is what it looked like before and this is how i achieved this look.

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I wanted to give it a more modern and contemporary look. What better says modern and contemporary than leather! I got a faux leather fabric in white for the update.The fabric is soft and not too thick or too heavy making it perfect for the job.

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Using the staple gun i got from Game Stores for about Ksh1,400. I stapled it on the headboard while making sure its tautly stretched for a good effect.

I was happy with the final product as below….

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Quick and painless…especially with the staple gun!

What projects have you been up to lately?

Happy Holidays and Keep it DIY!!

 

Acrylic paint crazy

Hello DIYers!

Do you have that item that you have always had and you use it very few times because it lacked appeal? And you always wondered how to make it more appealing? How to give it a face lift? That a little change will help you appreciate the item more and that it will make you use it more?

This item could be anything really  clothes, shoes, a handbag, accessories, furniture.

I have this pair of shoes that i like, they are basic black and are rather boring. They honestly could do with a bit of character.

After reading this piece on pineconeshelf i decided to try it out on the shoes. I got the bronze acrylic paint and some paint brushes from Text Book Centre for about Ksh500 and Ksh200 respectively.

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I wanted to create lines on the tip of the shoe, so i cut out and stuck some masking tape, painted it and let it dry for a day.

So  i was left with some paint  and it was at this point that i went a little crazy and decided i might as well paint a few more things. I got this mason jar which initially had marmalade in it, cleaned it in and out. Also i got a sufuria which was rusted and i still had had plans for it in a future project.

At the end of the day i had painted three things and i loved the results! The shoes pop with character and I wear them more now! The mason jar now sits on my desk at work with pens in it. The sufuria is yet to be used but soon…

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Try out the acrylic paints and be creative with the application! Don’t for get to share your end results!

Keep it DIY!

Taking stock-one

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Hi DIYers!! It is been a long minute since I posted. Plenty has been taking place but I still did some projects whenever I was able to…a few projects coming up.

Today I want to do something different, that I have borrowed from other blogs including This is Ess. As the year comes to a close, I would like to take stock of the year that has been. 2016 has been a year of crazy happenings across the globe and even here in Kenya. 2016 brought me the gift of a baby girl in October (hope this explains my being MIA). Pregnancy and birth and taking care of a newborn have taken over my life and it is quite the journey.

So here goes my first taking stock.

Learning– To be patient. Growing a human being for 10 months (yes 10, whoever said pregnancy lasts 9 months was giving the bare minimum) and the toll it takes on the body requires patience. Taking care of a newborn is another kettle of fish.

Wishing– for 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep

Eating– balanced diet and lots of fluids… Being a milk producer is no joke. Is this how cows feel?

Trying– to exercise whenever I can. I am determined not to get a new work wardrobe…

Reading – Little Contented Baby by Gina Ford. Trying to understand the art of getting baby into a routine. Of course baby will do what baby wants…and mummy gets impatient then I remember to be patient.

Watching – More than normal TV for me! Ordinarily I prefer to read and listen to music. But with feeding a little human who likes to stay awake, I am on that Modern Family, The Crown, Billion, Designated Survivor, Documentaries, animations and others.

Enjoying– the cool, rainy weather! Makes it so worth it to be at home!!

Listening- to white noise for babies to sleep though I am the one that ends up nodding off only to wake up and find baby wide awake!! I am also loving the sound of Simi and Alicia Keys’ new music.

Loving– my baby girl to the moon and back! Being a mom is as challenging as it is rewarding. Also I love the uji that my mum brings me every week….

Wearing– Breastfeeding friendly clothes, which for me are lots of lose fitting tops and vests! You really have to think of what to wear and how easy it will be to breastfeed especially in public! And the public includes your house when guests come calling….

Hoping – for a fabulous 2017!

Happy New month!

Keep it DIY!!