Long time no see! How are you? Good? Good.
Just going to jump right in…
You know those things that inhabit the back of your mind at all times and yet you still can’t bring yourself to remember to just f*cking do it already? Well I’m telling you (and myself) that it feels much better when you just do it instead of mulling over it for days, weeks, even years.
Case in point — the dentist. Oy vey. I had not been to the dentist in five years. FIVE YEARS?! Gross, Dawn. I don’t even know where those five years went. About 3 weeks ago, I started to feel really bad about myself and guilty for not going to the dentist. But I didn’t want to face the awkward moment when they’d be like … oh, you’re still alive? So of course, I mulled over it for three weeks. Long story short, I finally made the appointment and all went well. My teeth are healthy and clean (save for a few coffee stains on the backs of my bottom teeth).
Also, when I built my new bed and got rid of my old one, I noticed there were black marks all over the wall where my old bed used to bang against it (this happened during normal activity, TYVM).
It took 5 months to mull over and all of 10 minutes to break out the paint and fix it, which is what I did on Sunday afternoon.
Which lead me to my next thing that I’ve been thinking about for years. What do I put on that empty wall space? I have a giant picture of New York, but it’s asymmetrical because that’s where the stud was and the picture is heavy as hell. So I was left with a lopsided wall.
Enter cheap, commitment-free DIY project:
First, I bought 2 glass picture frames from Home Outfitters for $9.99 each. They’re about 10×15.
At Micheal’s, I bought a few of their scrapbooking sheets for 99 cents – $1.99 for a couple different options. Then I traced letters on printer paper and cut them out of the scrapbooking sheets. Cutting out the letters took an absurd amount of time, but I wanted to make sure I did it right the first time (a rarity for me).
Here’s why it’s a commitment-free project:
The glass frames are air-tight, so you don’t even have to glue the letters down. I can change it up whenever. I am also using command strips to place the pictures, so there is no permanent damage to the wall.
The finished products:
The second one is the same idea but I just filled the space with stickers. The reason I love the glass frames is that they’re translucent. I love seeing them against my turquoise walls.
Unfortunately, I forgot to buy command strips, so they will just have to sit prettily against my wall until tomorrow.
Glass picture frames — 2 at $9.99 each
Stickers — $5
Scrapbook paper — $3
All in all, this project cost me about $30 and gave me something to do all afternoon, which I was thankful for. I love the finished product (probably because I did it myself and I’m proud like a kid whose macaroni art got put on the fridge).