DIY Photo Stand

Theres this wonderful app called Printicular (Printicular | Printing Instagram | Canvas Prints Online | Wall Collage | Printicular.) You can upload pictures from your phone, computer or instagram account to the app and they will either send prints of your pictures directly to your house or you can pick them up at your local Walgreens. I started printing off my instagram pictures but had nowhere to put them so i got some ideas from pinterest and used a little imagination and came with a photo holder of my own.

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Above photos: First I started off with a piece of wood (4’x4″ & about 1/2″ thick). Andrew stained it for me. We used Miniwax Wood Finish in Dark Walnut. While we were outside I also painted the camera piece that I had purchased at Michaels, I chose to go with Navy Blue and I used a clear finish.

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We let the stain dry for about an hour, it was still a bit sticky, and then we applied a coat of white spray paint, waited about 10 minutes and applied a coat of light pink spray paint. Left Picture: The top board is after the coat of white was applied, the bottom is after the pink was applied. Right Picture: Finished wood. Because the stain wasn’t completely dry it came up through the the spray paint and gave the wood a distressed look which is exactly what I was going for- I just came upon it in a way I hadn’t intended- a happy accident. 🙂

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Left Picture: I bought black clothespins and used a paint stripper and some sand paper to give them the distressed look as well. Right Picture: I used super glue to attached everything to the main piece of wood.

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And Voila! I added my pictures and now all that’s left to do is find a place in my house to hang it.

Bathroom Redo

When our house flooded last year we were presented with the opportunity to get rid of all the horrible “improvements” the previous owners had made. Here are some before and afters of our bathroom.

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If it doesn’t look that bad to you keep in mind I took these pictures to make the bathroom look good because I thought I was going to have to live with it for at least another 5 years. The door was put on backwards and had wooden panels nailed to it, the tile was horrendous and wasn’t even cut to fit around the toilet, there was wall paper on top of wall paper.. need I go on? And there was no hope for the shower area, hence there are no pictures.

 

AFTER-

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