hump day home makeover / diy miss to marvelous link up

May 08, 2013

Have you ever started a DIY project, gotten half way through and realized it wasn't going to work out the way you wanted? Or, even worse finished the project and hated it? As a serial DIY-er, I've had my fair share of projects gone wrong. And as a blogger, get even more bummed out when it doesn't turn out well and I have nothing to share with you all. Which made me think, why don't we share them? This week's Hump Day Home Makeover, I'm kicking off a new link up for those of you who want to join me in sharing DIY projects gone wrong & what you learned or gone wrong and turned right through a whole new idea. Link up here or scroll down!

For my latest DIY endeavor, I took a stab at adding wallpaper to cover the white tracks of my elfa shelves. It was a total miss. I think the pattern is wrong for the place, which of course was the more expensive of my selections at the art store (typical). It just so happens that in the same week I bought the expensive decorative paper and failed at this DIY, I also broke the glass on one of my larger picture frames. (Yes, it was that kind of week). But you know as they say when life gives you lemons make your failed DIY project into a successful one! Er...or something like that.

So here's what I did. I took my picture frame now sans glass, the foam board used for the backing of the bookshelf and the decorative paper and turned them into a new tray for my bar. The green wood grain printed paper goes a lot better in this instance, and I love how the greens and pinks complement each other.

I have a new obsession with pink peonies. Here's the bouquet I put together, but I have no idea what the other flowers are. The man who owns the shop below my apartment talked me out of the flowers I wanted to buy and into these.

IKEA cabinet (dicontinued); similar | Mint Painting (homemade) | Pitcher (One Kings Lane); similar | Antler | Slate Bottle Tags | Picture Frame Used As Tray | Wine Glasses | Champagne Glasses | Rug

Have a DIY miss you made marvelous or a tip from a miss you want to share?! It's easy to link up...just write a post about your project with what you learned or how you made it right. You could be featured in next week's Hump Day Home Makeover!


  1. Cute blog, I liked your DIY hit or miss post, so I clicked around to find that I like a lot of your stuff! You have a great eye for color! I'm following you now! Looking forward to your stuff! :)
    Kim M

    1. Welcome! Thanks for the follow :)

  2. i love this! talk about making lemonade out of lemons! great turnaround! love love love

    1. Thanks Heather! I'm exciting the materials from the first DIY didn't go to waste!

  3. I know a perfect jar that would be great next to this bar cart! Tuscan jar


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