First of all, we have to say we are blown away by your talents! We received so many creative & unique DIY submissions for our #RookieDIY challenge. You guys didn’t just step up to the plate for this challenge…you hit it out of the park!
Congrats to everyone for diving into the DIY world. As rookie DIY-ers ourselves, we know how addicting finishing projects can be! Once you finish one…it is onto the next. We hope that these May projects are only the first of many in your new career as a true “do-it-yourselfer.”
Tomorrow we will announce the official winner of the #RookieDIY challenge (who will without a doubt be heading right over to Target to spend those 50 buckaroos!)
Today, we’re showing you some projects that made it into our Hall of Fame…
Christine’s Jewelry Box Makeover:
“When my grandmother passed away in 2002, I inherited one of her jewelry boxes. I decided to makeover the jewelry box so that I could use it at my home. I sanded it down, primed it, and since it will be sitting on a black dresser, I decided to spray paint it white. The hardware was painted black. I love the new look and can’t wait to have something in my new home to remember my grandmother.”
Kelli’s Postcard Journal:
“I made it with old postcards, index cards and an old fruit box. Each note card is a different day so if today is May 1st, 2013, you write on that card and then next year you write below it on May 1st, 2014, so you can see everything that happened on that same day each year!”
You can read more about Kelli’s Project over on her blog.
Clare’s Necklace Holder:
“I have a few necklace stands, but I have a lot of chunky necklaces that are too heavy for it. I love the new trend of showcasing your jewelry in creative ways, and thought this concept would be a way to add some wall art as well as hang heavier necklaces. I found the scrap wood in my basement and bought the various drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby for 50% off! Then I just painted the wood, drilled holes, and twisted the pulls in. I can’t wait to hang it up.”
You can learn more about Clare over on her blog.
Kiersten’s Driftwood Key Rack:
“This is the best kind of DIY – cheap and easy! I made this driftwood key rack for less than $5 in less than 20 minutes. I walked the beach until I found the perfect piece of driftwood, and then added some hooks and hanging keys. Easy-peasy way to add some beach cottage charm to my house.”
You can read more about Kiersten and her project over on her blog.
Casey R.’s Cork Garden Markers:
“These are completely customizable, you can write on the sides, on the ends or all over. It’s up to you. I choose to write on the top end as well as twice on the side. I decided to use beer cooks because they have wider ends for writing. Then you just stick the skewer into the cork and place in the garden or container. Ours have already been through two rain storms and are still standing strong.”
You can read more about Casey’s project on her blog.
Christina’s Colorful Wreath:
Again, you guys continue to amaze us every single day. Cheers to all of you for being MVPs.