is a way of life.
It’s born out of a need to create,
and is a necessary means to an end.
Which is why I often find myself inventing things, this DIY Mirrored Nightstand being one of my latest projects.
You learn to improvise, and use what you have.
Like using eye hooks, clothespins and twine to create a diy curtain rod
for this no-sew valance made from a shower curtain.
I share that need to create, the DIY lifestyle, with these talented ladies.
They are all sharing their best DIY projects on their blogs, so be sure and pay them a visit. You can see more of our DIY projects at the Best of DIY Pinterest Board.
And we would like to see your #BestofDIY projects. You may share up to 3. Be sure to include the #BestofDIY hashtag when you share your DIY projects on Facebook and G+.
See you in class,
Thank you to Uncommon Goods for sponsoring this post. Although, I received compensation, all opinions about Brad Paisley, Texas aprons and thoughtful gifts are 100% my own. I love Brad Paisley. I love his song lyrics and his voice, especially when he hits those high notes. I love his sense of humor, his […]
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