I did get sick of myself being a slob and got up and decided to work out in my 'workout room' in the basement....yeah I nearly decapitated myself on my treadmill (the ceilings are too low down there to stand on the treadmill) #oldhouseproblems. So, I'm going to have to figure that out...because I told myself I couldn't go on vacation this year unless I lose 20 lbs by my birthday (in May)...
Anyway...so you might remember I put together a list for the blog for 2015...if you don't here it is again...
January: Dining Room
April: Basement - Finished
May: Front yard / Porch
June: Back yard / Deck
July: Master bedroom
August: Closet room
September: Living room
October: Office / Art room
November: Basement - Unfinished
December: Hallway / Stairs / Holiday Tour
January is dining room month and I've been killing it with low cost projects. The first one actually didn't cost me anything because I had all of the materials on hand, here's what you'll need:
-Wallpaper (not shown)
-Cardboard (I reused a box from a shipment)
I made panels to go into the back of my bar. I felt this would really lighten up the piece of furniture and show off the glassware that was getting lost in all of the black.
After taking measurements, I used the exacto knife to cut down the priority mail box and then covered it using the paint-able wallpaper I had on hand. I planned on painting it but once I installed it I liked the white with the subtle pattern.
I cut the corners so there wouldn't be a ton of bulk on the back. Let them dry (if you're more patient than me) and then just push them in to place...and voila instant pattern and light.
I love how now you can see the blue of the large jar I found at HomeGoods (that looks a lot like the antique jars I've been hunting for ages). You'll also notice my wine rack is quite empty - I googled it and if your wine isn't fairly expensive it's really only good for a couple of years. I had some wine from like 7 years ago when I first moved into my house...it wasn't looking so great. I got rid of about 15 bottles - I bet my recycling guys thought I had a raging party ;)
BTW - I decided to sell my giant 100-year old scale/micrometer - it's for sale in the Etsy shop - you can't miss it (the link to the shop is on the sidebar to the right). It's gotta weigh like 40 lbs...can't wait to figure out how to ship it :)
Have a great week!