I thought I would share my third Let’s Get Creative project with you.
I like to try and be creative in different ways, not just writing. My ability or lack there of limits me, but it does not stop me from trying.
This last project I worked on was a simple one. I (What I think the trendy DIYers say) up-cycled a shelf. I added a lick of paint, some lights and hung some crystals from the bottom. It was a pretty straight forward and easy to do project. It took a bit of time to finish, but that was only because I was waiting for elements of it to arrive in the post. The most difficult part was getting the shelf hung on the wall when it was finished, but even that was quite easily done. Just measuring to make sure it was straight was the most complex part of it all.
I took some pictures from start to finish. So here it is!
This is the shelf as I bought it, along with the paint I used and the lights that I got to wrap around the frame.
Another shot of all the items I used for the project.
Here’s a terribly shot time-lapse of me unscrewing the bottom shelf. (Here is where I learnt that lighting is everything!)
And here is the bare frame and shelves ready to paint. (Exciting stuff!)
First coat (and only because I am no expert) done.
These are the crystals I purchased to from the bottom of the frame.
And here is the finished project, hung on the wall. I swear it is straight and the photo is wonky! I basically wrapped the lights starting from the back part of the frame, then around to the front. I used a glue gun to attach the battery pack to the underside of one of the shelves. This is easily removable in case I need to replace the batteries.
And here is a shot in the dark. For such little lights, they are very bright.
This project left me feeling happy and accomplished. I know it was something small, but it was fun and I am very pleased with the results.
If you have made it this far in the post, thank you so much. I really appreciate it!
If you have any suggestions for any other projects I could try, please let me know, I do love a bit of DIY. I do have a blogging assignment that I will be sharing with you soon, I am very excited for that!
Until next time, Thanks for being you.