This year I decided to pick one project per month, in an effort to focus more on one task at a time and be more organized! Oh, and save money by buying only what is necessary for that month's craft. (Seriously, I have a lot of crap I've never used in my basement and crafting bin.)
Last month's project: A play tent for the family room! I blogged in this post about wanting a striped play tent. But instead of spending lots of cash ($160!) for this cute one...I made my own humble, yet still cute, version! (around $40!)
There are plenty of DIY no-sew tutorials out there for tents, but I fell in love with this tutorial about making a simple A-frame with colorful yarn-wrapped posts.
Here is how mine turned out....
|I might eventually get a rug for underneath...but for now these colorful tiles do the trick!|
|I purchased the fabric from IKEA!|
|I took these pics right after I finished it. Lil Girl is checking things out cautiously...while wielding some sort of weapon.|
We've been playing in it quite a bit -- usually filling it with pillows and blankets and having "sleepovers." I love how it adds to the "kid-friendliness" of our family room...and I am excited to add more decor to this room to make it feel more "done."
Things to come in this space...
- A large antique "built-in" cabinet that purchased at an antique store -- which will replace the old + ugly cabinets/shelves we currently have.
- a DIY coffee table made from salvaged barn wood from my parent's farm
- curtains! I plan to make them myself...so it could be a while...
- a cute gallery wall! I am currently gathering items I want to put here. I have a vision and it is VERY slowly coming together.
What are you currently working on in your home?