So my calendar ended on September, which is probably because it’s the month school starts or more likely because it’s the new Jewish year, and I totally forgot about it. Then we went on our honeymoon in the states for a month, and when we got back I realized we had no calendar for writing our household events.
Then I remembered this tutorial I’ve been seeing around pinterest in the last few months, and thought why don’t I make a calendar that both looks pretty in my living room, plus saves me time to go to the store each year and choose between several calendars that I’m not 100% sure about anyways.
Aside from that we have a problem with keys laying around the house. This problem costs us 2-3 minutes each morning looking for the car key, or the apartment key, or… well, you get the idea.
Anyways the weather outside is making me want to stay more indoors, and this indoors time makes me DIY hungry. This need to create something new. And pretty. And gold – I’m obsessed with gold lately.
So my friend was kind enough to go to IKEA with me to pick up a nice big frame. Hi Rima, if you’re reading this 🙂
The hooks I got from a craft store. They’re golden, of course.
I like how it’s pretty and multifunctional, and it saves me a buck. Also the sponge strokes caused the acrylic paint to look like a gold leaf when it dried, right?
What I used:
- IKEA Virserum frame
- Flat screwdriver to open and close the pins to get to the glass
- Acrylic paint – I used two tones
- Sponge and plastic bowl to apply the paint
- Tape to make nice clean lines
- Optional – Rotary cutter to loosen up the tape
- Permanent marker and erasable marker
- Nail & hammer
- Power Tack to stick behind the frame corners balance the weight off of the keys