Re-do a Corner for $25

25 May

I recently decided I was very bored with my room, and wanted a change. But I didn’t want to go out and spend the big bucks, I really wanted to just re-do something in my room.

So, I re-did my room corner. It took me 2 hours and $25.

This is what you will get:

What you need:

– Old pictures frames (from Value Village or your garage)

– An small end table (mine was from Ikea, “Lack”, $7)

– 2 cans of white spray paint in Flat

– 1 can of black spray paint

– A cool stencil for your design (mine was from JoAnns for $4)

– A little bit of black paint to touch up

– Bright, patterned paper

So, it’s really simple. You spray paint the entire table in white. While it’s drying, spray paint the picture frames white. Don’t worry about getting the glass painted, the paper goes on top of the glass in the frame so it doesn’t matter. Now take your stencil and gently tape it to the table’s surface. Spray paint the black over the stencil, directly above, and not too thick or it will drip and smudge your design. Let it dry and use the black paint to touch up the design if needed. Cut the paper to fit into the frames and glue them on top of the frame’s glass.

And, walla! A brand new, designer like corner for $25 or less. Post any questions or suggestions in the comments!

My Road Takes a 1 Degree Turn

23 May

Graduation is coming fast…and I will walk with my B.A. in Marketing from WWU on June 12th. After 5 years, 4 internships, 3 major changes (physics to management to marketing), 1 quarter abroad (in Dublin) and countless memories & friendships, I am confident in saying I have definitely enjoyed earning my degree.

I’m done with college, for now, maybe forever. I’m exciting to dive in to my work, 100%, at Derek Media. Since I’m already working full time, once I graduate, I will be able to focus full time on my work as Creative Director of this wonderful social media marketing start-up in Bellingham.

Not sure what my future holds…but in the mean time I designed my own graduation announcements, check ’em out & stay tuned for what’s next.

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