DIY ROPE PLANTER

Hello Beautiful People,

Have house plants always been this popular? It seems like everywhere you turn beautiful plants are flooding the magazine pages, Pinterest pictures, and Instagram. I love it!

Plants add so much to any room or porch, they purify the air, and best of all many of them are inexpensive. I’ve found the biggest expense is usually repotting them.

This rope planter is an cheap, easy way to get another pot for that beautiful plant you just bought.

Here is what you will need.

  1. Gallon bucket
  2. Rope
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Extra glue sticks
  5. Knife or scissors (something that will cut rope).

 

First take the handle of the bucket. Next cut two handles from the rope laying it on the bucket to see how long you want them.

  1.  Glue just the bottom of the handles at the base of the bucket.
  2.  Cut six short pieces of rope the same width as in between the handles.
  3.  Starting at the base of the bucket, start winding the rope on glueing it down as you go.
  4. Keep winding, making sure to keep the rope pushed down touching the layer below it.

I wrapped two layers over the handles. Take one of those short pieces you cut, glue it down in between the handles push it down as far as you can. Now just start wrapping the rope behind the handles. I placed the rope behind the handles until half way up the bucket. Then I put two layers over the handles, repeating this process. The rest was behind the handles until the top. Make sure and keep the handles at the proper distance apart all the way up.

Cut some holes in the bottom if you want drainage, plant your new plant, and enjoy.

Real talk- Looks like I need to get a few more pots around for those geraniums.

Vinyasamama out…

 

Just a note… I would probably spray the rope with a sealant if I where to leave it outside.

 

Headboard DIY

 

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Hello  Beautiful People,

I hope you are having a lovely day. I know I am. It feels like spring which makes me happy.

Another thing that makes me very happy is that our headboard I have been wanting to make for the last several years is finally done. We are in the process of a Master Bedroom Makeover. More on that in later posts.

My husband made us a beautiful king sized bed frame a few months ago. We went from a queen size to king so we got a new mattress. This one we got off Amazon is amazing. You can get it here. We have wanted a padded headboard for a long time and I really wanted to make it myself so with help from my man and a few supplies we got it done.

Here is how to make your headboard.

Supplies 

 

Tools

 

The he first thing you want to do is measure the width of your bed. Measure out the same width on your plywood and mark it. You will want a straight edge of some sort for a guide to draw a straight line the length of the board. You can use a level, chalk line, or tsquare. We used a piece of plywood left over from another project. Use the skill saw to cut along the line. You can leave it 4′ tall as we did our cut it down to desired height.

Now just make a 2×4 frame the same measurements as your plywood. We left the side boards a little longer to attach to our wood bed frame. You can skip this step if you are planning on hanging your headboard on the wall. We also put a 2×4 in the middle for extra support.

Next using the 3″ screws attach the plywood to the frame. Just sand down the splinters and the frame complete.

Now for some real fun! Take your foam and just staple it down on the frame. My foam wasn’t quite as big as the frame but I wanted it a bit rounded at the top and sides and the bottom of the foam sits right on top of our mattress.

The batting goes down now. I rapped it around the 2×4 frame and stapled it onto the inside of the boards to protect the wall from the boards. You can cut of the extra when you are done.

You are now ready for the fabric. I chose this soft grey fabric from JoAnn’s Fabric. I did this part by myself because I was to impatient to wait for my husband to get home from work. 🙁  It worked alright but it would have been good to have someone pull it tight while the stapleling was being done. As you can see it’s a bit ripply at the top.

This is what it looks like from the back. Not quite as tidy as I wanted but it works.

This is what I did for the corners. Just tuck them in really tight then staple it down on the back.

My husband then anchored it to the bed frame. You also have the option of hanging it on the wall.

This is the finished product. We are in love with it. I was trying to figure out some artwork for above the bed but now I think I like it without anything. Let me know what you think.

Have a lovely day and be creative. I think I will take a nap now.

Vinyasamama out…

Changing Table from a Desk

Hello Beautiful People and welcome to Vinyasamama. Today I will be showing how I turned an old desk into a changing table.

My son is now 10 months old and I still had not finished his room. Recently while my husband was away I decided to get serious about it. The one thing his room was missing was a changing table. Somehow I had never got around to buying one and we just changed him on the bed (which by the way did not always work out so well). 😳

 

 I browsed Pinterest then searched the house until I came upon this old desk we never use. Perfect! I first removed the keyboard tray and the top drawer sectional. They where both attached with screws that easily backed out.   I wanted to stain it dark to match the rest of the furniture in his room. I sanded it down lightly then wiped it all down with a damp rag.

 This is the Minwax Gel Stain in Mahogany. I used the wipe on wipe off method which is very easy and you don’t have to worry about it streaking or running.Link to Amazon mahogany gel stain.

 This is what it looked like after I wiped the stain on with a rag. Then I came back over and wiped it off. This is what it looked like after he first coat. I put it in his room and relized I wanted it darker so went back later and gave it two more coats.

 The other times I have used this stain i have only had to do one coat. I think the exsisting stain was to smooth and I should have sanded it more before I started.

This is the finished project. We are really enjoying having a changing table and also having that desk out of our room. What inspiration do you have for repurposing?

Vinyasamama out…

 

 

Valentine Towel DIY>

Hello Beautiful People,

 

Valentines Day is next week and I have an easy DIY for you. I needed just a touch of  decor and also wanted to give my mother and mother in law both a small gift. These are both practical and cute so why not?

Let’s get started.

 Material list-

I used the freezer paper to cover my work surface and the tape to secure it. The knife is to make your potato stamp.

First cut the potato in half. Next trace out your shape on paper, cut it out, then place on potato. I did a heart on each piece, one big and one small. Carefully trace around the shape with the tip of the knife. Cut the extra off around the edge and you have a stamp! You might need to pat it dry on a paper towel before you dip it in paint.

Here I just did a row of hearts using the tape to keep them in line.

I used the medium round sponge brush to do the letters and the large stamp for the O.

This towel I just did two red stripes with a narrow gold stripe in between. I wasn’t to picky about bleeding through or the lines being real straight. It gives it more of a rustic look.

The towel on the left I stamped red with the big stamp and gold with the small one. Now just let them dry and run them through the wash to soften them up.

Now you can give some as gifts and still have some for yourself. Enjoy!

         Vinyasamama out…