Friday, August 6, 2010

I'm out of room for my hobbies

At least for the hobbies that I think I'd take up, if only I had the room to work in and a house to decorate. I hope that I can become super DIYer once we move. I imagine creating my own headboard using some of these tricks, inspired by this guy at Urban Outfitters:

When I can't find that perfect chair, I can just turn some oldies into goodies, inspired by these before and afters on Design*Sponge.

Some favs that just take my breath away:

I can figure out ways to create the perfect oversized ottoman that just doesn't seem to exist anywhere but in my head by again using DIY tricks from Young House Love to get something like this:

Le sigh. I can't wait to try my hand at these beauties.

Remember when I said neither hubs or I are handy? Looks like we're going to have to learn how to use some power tools after all....

Do you have any hobbies or projects that you are just itching to get started on?


  1. Wow! I want to make that ottoman now! I see stuff like that for FREE on Craigslist all the time but never thought about being able to make them into something beautiful. I'm following those blogs now. Thanks Kim!

  2. I'm so with you on the DIY - I've been making little improvements to our place as well. I love the black chair with white trim - so chic!