I had seen a few Paint chip calendars on Pintrest and liked the idea of something like that for my study/craft room.
Because I wanted different colour paint chips in shades of pink, I had to go to the hardware store a couple of times until I had enough to complete my calendar.
I had a picture frame that wasn't being used, so I removed the picture and spray painted the frame in white.
I bough a sheet of white cardboard, cut it to size, cut the paint chips into the required shape and assembled them from light to dark colours.
With a plastic stencil ruler I wrote the numbers and letters and assembled the picture frame again.
It's useful to remind me of birthdays, accounts to pay, etc in that specific month, I just have to wipe the glass clean and write in a new month, when a new month starts.
|To this - my paint chip calendar|
In my bedroom I reorganized my jewellery atop my chest of drawers.
I used to have my earrings and other bits and pieces in a glass jar, which made it difficult to find the earrings I wanted.
Using little glass bowls I found at the Thrift store for which I paid about $2 each,
I organized them into silver, gold, and other colours and a bowl for bracelets, rings and lapel pins. Now they look good and are easier to use.
|From left to right, front to back - silver, gold, bracelets & pins and colour earrings|
I made this necklace organizer probably about 10 years ago, when I used to own a picture framing shop in Portugal.
A piece of MDF board is attached to the back of the frame and then I screwed on silver cup hooks to hang the various colours separately.
Since my collection is growing, I took the hooks out and screwed on a few more closer together, to enable me to hang more necklaces. The top row holds the long ones, the bottom row holds the short necklaces.
|A bit disorganized ....|
|Now with more hooks and necklaces organized by colours|
We had an old air-conditioner unit that was removed in December, and the hole in the wall which adjoins the garage was bricked up and rendered by a tradesman, as this was something my husband couldn't tackle!
The old air-con had sat there for over 6 years since we bought the house, so I was super glad to see it gone at last!!
Of course now the wall had a patch on it, and finally I found some time to paint it.
Of course since the room had last been painted 6 years ago, the white was now cream, so the whole room was painted, in white with a One-coat paint.
After the paint dried, it was time to put some pictures on the wall, and I decided to hang my "African" pictures on that wall. Some of those pictures painted by me were still wrapped up in the garage since our move....
Now the room looks brighter and my pictures are displayed for me to enjoy!
|The ugly air-conditioner unit when this room was used as a dining room|
|The rendering of the wall left a white patch on the wall, so the whole room had to be painted|
|My African lounge - painted, pictures hanging and ready to be used again!|
From left to right - A picture with African animal figurines that I framed, African woman in pencil (given to me by a friend), above 2 postcards with African sunsets, Framed in black are two of my oil paintings, and The Tiger also painted by me in oil.
Even though it was a busy weekend I enjoyed seeing the results of my work.
Hope you had a great weekend. Did you do anything interesting?
Have a great week.