DIY Tuesday

I wasn’t much in the mood to put in some time at the gym yesterday afternoon, but I was motivated to be creative. For those who follow my tumblr, you know that I dyed my hair purple – which just proves the age old adage that if you want something done right, you might as well do it yourself.

For those not aware of my hair dying saga – this was the 3rd attempt. I’d say I’m 85% happy with how it turned out. Closer than what the hair dresser accomplished & for a fraction of the cost. The other 15% will come when it settles down a bit and isn’t so in-your-face-purple. While one DIY would have been enough to call the evening productive, I knocked out a second mini-project.

I’ve had my eye on decorative wall ‘flutters’ for quite some time, but always procrastinated on buying them, until I spotted them in Bed Bath & Beyond. I knew exactly what I wanted and what I wanted to do.

My goal was to fill the space on the left side of the over-hanging Chinese lantern. Something fun, girly, and semi-atypical. Here is the before shot of the bare wall:

I didn’t like the original silvery/metallic color, so I painted them ‘Blackberry wine’ which was in the same color family as my wall color.

And then just like magic, I attached them to the wall. Simple, effective, and fills the space just as I had imagined.



  rossruns wrote @

Pretty! I like this a lot…

  zigzagmags wrote @

thanks ross! I’m pleased with how it turned out.

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