Sunday, March 6, 2011

DIY Weekend Extravaganza

This weekend went by super quick, but I had enough time to finish several of the DIY projects on my list. It will be hard to go back to the office on Monday knowing how much more I could be accomplishing at home.

Does this corner look familiar?
I posted this photo on January 18, 2009:

No more dead orchid perched precariously on top of a cable box, in turn perched precariously on top of a vintage television. It took just TWO YEARS (?!?!) to give this hidden corner a 21st century update. I mounted a new LED tv in the corner, then painted and ran a wire concealer down the edge of the wall to the outlets. Now I can watch tv from bed without getting a kink in my neck.

I also gave the 20 year old table a coat of fresh white paint. I'm planning a bit more DIY work for the table, so stay tuned for the final results.

Remember these yellow urns?
I posted this photo on March 2, 2010:

I thought the urns would look fabulous outside, one on either side of the balcony, with a pair of coordinating toss pillows. I bought a pretty yellow and white floral fabric last year, and finally sewed the pillow covers today. Not bad, this project took only ONE YEAR to complete. Now I am fully ready for spring weather!!

What did you do this weekend?


  1. love that yellow fabric! From designer fabrics?

    is your balcony windy though? be careful with the urns ... you don't want them to get blown over and break in some of those windy days. Mine is also like a wind tunnel at times.

    congrats on your weekend DIYs. Here is my weekend:

  2. @Tim,
    The fabric is from Designer Fabrics (of course - my fave!!)
    My balcony does get windy, but I have rocks to put in the bottom of the urns to weigh them down. I'm not on a high floor, so it's not as bad as some of the upper balconies.
    I'm on the way over to your blog to check out your new post.

  3. Wow...another case of great minds thinking alike? I just posted last week about some 'pretend sewing' I did USING THIS EXACT FABRIC, to make a valance for my kitchen!Love it! Now I think I need to get those yellow urns!!!

    Great re-do on the TV stand as well!

  4. looks good Pam. Love the yellow urns.

  5. It looks great! You had a very productive weekend. By the way, there's something for you over on my blog:


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