I’m not sure what’s gotten into me lately, but I just have the desire to make things myself. It’s possible that I’ve been reading entirely too much Young House Love, but where I used to think “Why DIY when I can PAY someone to do that?” I now think, “Huh. Maybe.”
Don’t get me wrong, my DIY dreams are small. I will not be remodeling my kitchen, or building anything. I might not be doing anything, if we’re being honest, but I currently WANT to do a few things. Since summer is quickly approaching, and my husband will be home for a couple of months, it seems like a great time to tackle a few projects. (My husband’s response to this madness? If you’re still into the idea in three weeks when school is out, then we’ll talk. Hmph.)
First up, our bedroom. We had all boring brown furniture in there when we moved here. It’s all of our original bedroom furniture. We quickly replaced the nightstands for these darling white numbers that I can’t get enough of. However, we still have a giant brown bed, and dresser. I would love to paint the dresser, but I haven’t decided on a color. We could always go white, but I also love the idea of maybe grey or blue. I love the blue in the painting tutorial here, but I think it might be a lot in such a big dresser.
I would also love a new headboard, but I’m pretty sure that’s not something I would be able to do myself. I mean, sure, the tutorial says MDF, beadboard, trim, paint, DONE. Want to come over and help me build a headboard?
Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve felt the itch to sew for a while. Many years ago I learned to sew, and my mom has a machine that I can borrow, so I think we’ll definitely be hearing more about my sewing woes this summer.
We need a little curtain for our laundry room window and I think even I can sew in a straight line. But can I do more?
I would love to make pillowcase dresses for Bubette. Again, this is essentially straight line sewing.
But can I make something for myself? I mean, sure I can BUY a maxi skirt, but can I make one? Or even a dress?
What say you? Have I completely lost my mind or do you want to point me toward any painting or sewing tutorials that I must see?