Bathroom Tray


I came to the serious conclusion this week, that my random projects for different parts of the house is unproductive and that i must start at one room finish it and move on. With that in mind, I decided my bathroom would be the lucky winner.

Now like any girl I am sure there are many bottles and other goodies standing around and this disorganization has really started to annoy me. So today’s tutorial will be to make a bathroom tray for the baths edge, in which all my goodies can go!

What you will need:

– 5 x same length pallet wood

– Screws

– primer

– white paint

– Drill

– Sander

– Varnish

I began with sanding the pieces of wood, until it was smooth and the edges were nice and round.


I then decided how I wanted the tray to look and so started measuring the size of the pieces I needed for the legs and in between the front and back pieces(Note: I had no idea how to use the jigsaw machine, so thanks to my very best friend for lending a hand!). When this was all said and done, I began drilling holes and attaching the pieces of wood together.


When the tray was put together it was time for some priming and eventually the white paint.


While the paint was drying, I painted the lettering the color I wanted.


(Who knew you could study and D.I.Y, all in one day!)

I gave the tray one last good sanding down, attached my letters and varnished the finished product.


I now finally have some organization in my bathroom!:)



Spring is Here

Oh Happy Days,

It’s that time of the year again! Spring is here and what better way to initiate spring 2013? Be a full-blown nerd while doing a flower inspired craft.

How you may ask?

nerd collage

Throw open the windows as wide as you can; Watch Star Wars (Yes Star Wars) while repainting an indoor Lavender plant with some absolutely wonderful chalk paint(doubt my undying love for chalk paint? Do see here)!

And there you have it, its quick, it’s easy and its loads of fun. The best part about this project is there are so many ways you could do it your way. Instead of painting the whole container with chalk paint you could easily do some shapes or words, just add Microsoft word and a dash of inspiration!

These lovely indoor Lavender plants are also a wonderful gift (It just so happened I “gifted” myself…. Again), just add some chalk and voila, an adorable gift!

lavender collage


For the love of chalk

Hi there

I’m in Love! that true soul deep, you want to scream it from the rooftops love. True as can be D.I.Y love and with chalk paint none the less! I can’t stop myself, I want to chalk paint everything!

It’s so much fun, painting chalk paint on something and getting to write on objects, I have never been able to write on. I can now scribble down those heat of the moments idea’s on anything!

Now I know it sounds like I have lost my little D.I.Y head and you might be right, who knows?

I really needed some sort of box? storage item? to put on my coffee table as I have this horrible tendency to place a lot of books on it and before I know it is piled high under all those books, you almost can’t see the table! So I thought you have an old tomato crate, some chalk paint(just staring at me, saying use me!) let’s make a cute crate book holder, a little lining on the inside a voila, you have a decent piece to display!

Chalk box

Now I’m off to find something else to chalk paint!