Getting Crafty

I will be the first to admit that I am not the most talented of DIY-ers.

But I am sure that is not what most of you come here to see. If you ARE interested in getting some inspiration from the Queen of DIY home projects, may I please direct your attention to Jenny of Little Green Notebook. Chick makes tufted headboards, refinished furniture…she’s a boss.

BUT if you want to take a look at my dinky projects, today is your day!

This week I built Gracie a swing. I didn’t, like, saw the lumber or anything. But I did paint it and assemble it, which I was pretty proud of.

I chose this swing which came in raw wood so that I could choose the color. I am mostly over the ugliness of most baby gear, but when an option to have a more aesthetically baby pleasing item presents itself, I will take it.

I used this spray paint, even though it was a wee little swing I needed two cans because I didn’t prime it. Told you I am no expert DIY-er.

Gracie was not that impressed by my efforts, she was more into the bubble wrap the thing came in.

But I think the end result is pretty darling, and it gives us something to do with her during the witching hour before her dinner when the wheels tend to come off a bit.

I also fixed up this boring ol’ lamp shade that goes in her room with some extry trim we had leftover from the windows.

A little hot glue gun…

And presh.

Next up I have big plans for this guy for a client/friend.

I am thinking dark green, some gold detailing, and light blue on the insides.

Yep Yep.

Comments

  1. Meg Little XO February 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Everything looks great! I probably have the same DIY skillz as you do, so I am impressed! I love the color you chose for Gracie’s swing-it’s perfect.

  2. Melisa February 27, 2012 at 11:51 am

    That swing is adorable great job!

  3. Alaina @TheEverygirl February 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Look at you crafting! It all looks fantastic!

  4. alison@MLHP February 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    You’re selling yourself way too short – those are darling little projects! Go Gracie’s Mommy!!

  5. Allyson February 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I love that swing! It is super precious. And I know what you mean about the witching hour. I use to be a nanny for two toddlers and that was the time when I wanted to pull my hair out. It was this awkward time between dinner and baths that they just decided to go nuts- everything short of heads spinning. I’d have to come up with the most exhausting activities just to wear down the crazy. However, I doubt you can make babies run or play “kickball” or any other strenuous activity, so I am no help.

  6. Katie Rose February 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Love it! I’m a beginner DIY-er, too and these projects gave me some great ideas. I’m a little obsessed with spray painting things..so much so that the boy said, “No mas.” However, after reading your post I’m definitely getting the urge to go spray paint some more stuff..

  7. Katie Rose February 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Love it! I’m a beginner DIY-er, too and these projects gave me some great ideas. I’m a little obsessed with spray painting things..so much so that the boy said, “No mas.” However, after reading your post I’m definitely getting the urge to go spray paint some more stuff..

  8. Meg February 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I myself was just outside spray painting pink lamps….that turquoise looks great! The Krylon brand seems to work the best too…

  9. Koren February 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    That’s some great DIY-ing Bailey, don’t sell yourself short! I’m impressed. Would you mind sharing where you bought that adorable red trim you put on the lamp? I love it and need it! ;)

  10. cori February 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    that little swing is just the perfect color. i can’t wait to see the finished hutch – good luck!

  11. Taylor February 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    That looks like some pretty amazing DIY if you ask me!! Love the lamp shade and nice job on the baby swing! you’ll have to update about the hutch!

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