I've been off the grid for awhile. Just moved back to Boynton Beach, Florida less then 2 months ago and getting everything set up at my new place. Now that I'm only 6 miles from my job (used to have 60 mile daily commute) I finally have some time to get back to posting to my Diva blogs.
1. Wall of mirrors. This is a really inexpensive decorating idea. You can find little mirrors at garage sales, dollar stores, thrift stores, etc... Start collecting them whevever you find them on sale for a good price. You can keep adding to your collection. This is one of the first things I hung up when I moved into my new apartment. The mirrors are very lightweight so I was able to use a small nail to hang up each one, no need to drill a hole for a molly bolt.
2. I have this fabric covered cork board hanging above my desk in my home office. I wrote up the instructions on how to make this item in a previous Craft Diva post: Make a Fabric Covered Memo Board. This is one of the first things I hang up when I move into a new place. I hang mostly inspirational items on the board and a few business cards. Makes me happy everytime I look at it and it's easy to rearrange items as you add new stuff.
Although the items I display on the board are lightweight, the board weighs a few pounds so I use picture hanger hooks rated for 20 pounds each to hang it up. The back of the board has two hooks so the weight is evenly distributed across the board and not just a single hanging area.
3. This is the small section of wall in my kitchen which is directly over my oven, underneath the vent fan. It's normally a pretty boring area. The cutting board on the left was painted years ago by my Great Aunt Dottie. The item in the middle is a nutmeg grater, freshly grated nutmeg tastes great in a variety of culinary creations including baked squash and sweet potatoes. The copper mold was a $1 find at Faith Farm in Boynton Beach - one of my favorite thrift stores!
The wood display on the right has 3 of my fused glass creations. Now that I live in an apartment my glass fusing days are probably over. Don't see how I can turn on the kiln in my garage with the smoke detector without getting caught. The kiln heats up to around 1500 degrees and takes about 8 hours to cycle a compete load of glass. So, I would love to be able to move into my own condo or townhome or small house within the next few years so who knows, I might be able to get back into glass art in the future. I have TONS of glass just sitting around.
Future Decorating Projects
I have been working on a few more projects for the apartment and will take photos and add them in another blog post. Money is a bit tight right now so I'm always looking for ways to decorate on the cheap including a lot of projects I make myself.