The first time I saw these $5 hanging plant pots at Target, I talked myself out of buying them. Luckily they were still there when I went back, because in the meantime, I realized they’d be perfect candidates for an upgrade. A bit of leftover paint, some gold leaf, plus new string, and they’re much cuter.
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The idea behind this wood slice Lazy Susan was to make my cooking essentials easier to access. Like a lot of people, I keep some staples next to my stove, so that they’re always handy when I need them. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper were corralled on a little tray to help keep them neat. The tall oil and vinegar went in the back, with the salt and pepper in the front. But after I added some specialty salts and oils to the mix, things started to get a bit messy and difficult to access. I decided to use a Lazy Susan to make it easier to reach everything without knocking anything over. And of course making it pretty was a priority, so I gave an Ikea turntable a rustic makeover with a wood slice.
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Happy Friday! Today I’m off to a wedding of good friends in Oakland, California, for the weekend. It’s so nice when your friends and family find the right person to settle down with, isn’t it? I used to be cynical about marriage, but over the years I’ve become much more sentimental about it. Plus, when friends get married, then you get to go to a party with people you like who you might not otherwise get to see. The only downside for this one is that I’ll be missing a few precious days of the cherry blossoms in my yard. That’s the view, above. Just a reminder to enjoy the spring blooms while you can, because they won’t last forever!
Speaking of weddings, I was lured in by the photos of the rock-candy cupcakes, but then I discovered the whole shoot for this (imaginary) crystal- and rock-themed wedding, and fell in love. So many pretty ideas!
The chime on my front porch, above, is this one. Just visited that shop, Dea Dia, in person for the first time, and they have lots of lovely stuff.
Love this balloon poetry.
Inspired by this list of Portland businesses helping people negatively affected by the Trump regime. So many of them are women-owned, too.
This art deco dresser makeoever is surprisingly chic. The book the project is from looks like it has lots of great ideas and instructions.
Proof that cats like people after all. (One of mine is currently in her preferred spot, on my desk. Don’t need a study to tell me that she definitely likes me.)
I’ve been going to yoga pretty regularly, so I think I need to make this DIY yoga mat spray.
It’s not quite done, but I’ve made major progress on my closet makeover this week. In my last post I showed you how I dealt with hanging a closet rod from my sloped ceiling, and mentioned that I was planning on replacing the crappy metal mesh drawers with a built-in solution. That was by far the hardest part of this project, but it’s done!
This was one of my biggest carpentry projects to date, and while it wasn’t easy, I’m happy to share what I learned in case you’re thinking of tackling a similar closet makeover.