DIY Faux Wall

Jackson has officially been evicted from his crib in my bedroom. On account of him being one and a half years old, that is. He still resides in his four wall fortress AKA his crib, but he has been moved upstairs! For whatever reason (the biggest of which being laziness), I stuck him in the loft. It’s a really large room and its very underutilized. That is until now, my friends!

I decided I wanted to create some sort of partition, or wall to keep his crib out of site, and to give him a space more truly his. I researched all kinds of methods to hang curtains from a ceiling and letsbehonesthere, they all seemed WAY to complicated for a novice like me. So, much like his half assed move upstairs, I took as many shortcuts as possible, because lazy. I only did one wall, but you could easily double the supplies and create two, to create a “room”. All you need is a power drill, 3 eye hooks, galvanized steel wire, and drapery clips!(they have a little claw clip, suspended on a half loop thing). I drilled 3 holes in the ceiling and installed the eye hooks, in a straight line. I tied the wire securely through one of the end eye hooks, then pulled it as taut as humanly possible to the middle eye hook and tied it there. Oh, you’ll need wire cutters too. Then I tied another piece of wire to that middle eye hook and then brought it through the eye hook on the other end, repeating the previous process. Then I attached the clips to the curtains, and hung them on the wire! Voila!! I also attached a curtain thingy(can’t remember the name) to the wall so I could pull aside one of the panels when I choose.

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So there you have it! Jackie’s Corner!

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Pillow Talk

One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was leave my bed this morning. I mean really, just look at it.

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First world problem, I know. Saturday night involved a bit to many drinks and turns out, the closer you get to 30 the harder it is to hang. I seriously spent all day Sunday sweating. Gross. Anyways, I’m tired, and have been working, and being a mom, and I’ve abandoned this blog. Sometime soon I’ll be getting on the gym bandwagon and that will give me something new to write about because right now everything is just sort of redundant.

Spring Has Sprung && DIY

I have some very lofty pallet DIY ideas. I’ve got a garage full of tools and one of these days I’ll get a chance to play. I started off super easy, and nailed these plastic pots to this old pallet and planted succulents. (Because, who has time to water often?)

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I also dug up the rock in my front yard and planted some flowers, which I now regret. (Because, who has time to water often?)

Surprisingly, the plants are still alive. I like how it’s easier to keep human beings alive than it is flowers. I feel like it should be the other way around. It’s not my fault plants are so sensitive. And thirsty.

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Here are some of the ideas I have planned for the stock pile of pallets I’m hoarding:
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I bought these paper mache letters at JoAnn Fabrics, about $4 each along with a bottle of metallic spray paint. I’m still on the hunt for some bistro lights so I can turn them into marquee letters. So far, obsessed.

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