Due to soon-to-be 3 year nomad status I won't be staying the whole summer at home, in Midland. Instead I'll spend a few weeks here, two weeks on vacation and another 2-3 weeks in Midland. And from there school, until... oh hey, school starts again. Which stinks because its almost a whole year of school (minus a few weeks; granted Ryan has it way worse because he has a total of 4 day of summer... bummer).
My point - I can't get a job in Midland because no one wants to hire someone for 3 weeks. I can't get a job in San Antonio/College Station (summer 2 courses destination undecided) because its also only for a few weeks...
My solution: be as artsy-craftsy as possible. For the next weeks I'm in Midland, I will be doing one DIY project per day. And as a challenge I'm going to try to use stuff I already have around my house... I'm doing my mom a service by getting rid of clutter by reusing junk before their move. And I'm doing the planet a service by not filling up landfills with my crap. And because I'm a broke college student, these are going to be as cheap as possible DIY projects... I'm going to be a nifty housewife/mom someday.
With that said, my first project started last night. And my inspiration/idea came from THE BEST DIY blog EVER (Under the Sycamore). I stress BEST and EVER...
So here it is:
Project: Photo board
(Like I honestly NEED another photo board? no... But its pretty stinkin' awesome? yes)
Time: Without interruptions (so not my case), between an hour - hour & a half
Easy-ness: A caveman could do it
I used an wooden frame I'd bought at an antique shop that I had wanted to put a canvas in (like always, never got around to it). Didn't do a thing to the frame. And then my dad helped me cut some old wire we had in our backyard. Under the Sycamore used an old mirror frame and chicken wire. I like the smaller squares personally... Next, I used a staple gun (thanks to my mom I am now staple gun certified! this girl will not be stapling any fingers or toes) to attach the wire to the back of the frame. Lastly I attached the bird in the top left corner with wire.
Being the world's biggest pack-rat, junk-saver comes in handy. I picked some some of the "art" off my wall in my room and glued it to clothes pins. Each one of the pins has some sort of memory for me, but one could just as easily go with a uniform object...