chalk this up as one of the world's easiest diys. seriously, i shouldn't even call it a diy. do you have at least four fingers, some tape and an old atlas? than you can do this craft. hell, you can probably do it with less than four fingers! but you do need tape. unless you're some sort of sticky genius!
we have these beautiful built-in cabinets in our dining room. with my
hoarding collecting beautiful items, i need all the storage i can get in our house. however, with glass cabinets, it's not always pretty. here are what the cabinets look like on a normal day.
|why yes, we do have a very drink-specific collection of bar ware. and a dozen carafes. don't ask.|
ok, ok, that's not so bad. but that's because i took a picture of the "nice" cabinet. i saved the mean one for a full frontal. are you ready for it? this is what it looks like. doors open and everything. i know, it's a little obscene.
everyone needs 16 serving plates, 8 vases, 4 random mason jars, and what appears to be some sort of mini rice steamer. let's not forget the ice cream cups, french press and the world's smallest cake stand. who eats cake that small?
so clearly, i needed something to cover this monstrosity up. because i'm not cleaning it out any time soon. it's way easier to cover it up. and more fun.
back in the day when nora and i used to have two birds sales out of my house, we came up with the idea to use scrapbook paper to cover the glass. it was a great idea, and looked great, but scrapbook paper is heavy, and tape from the dollar store sucks – so after time, the paper would fall every time i opened a cabinet. god forbid i use better tape or even try to fix it!
chris and i were both getting sick of it, though. as pretty as it is, the paper was just too heavy. what to do? such a dilemma! and then i stumbled upon this beauty while we were thrifting up north.
a whopping $.50 bought me this precious road atlas. and here is what i did with it.
please note that i did, in fact, use some form of organization while doing this. the left side (as seen above) consists of the united states full map, hawaii and alaska beneath that, manhattan below that and then north and south dakota (our neighbors to the west).
|land of 10,000 lakes (and two birds)|
|OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain!|
and to the right, i was
very somewhat geographical. up top we have (a sideways) minnesota, my great home state. followed by iowa, kansas and oklahoma. i moved a little west as i moved south mainly because i thought oklahoma would look cool split between two windows. plus, it's not like i ever have my eighth grade geography teacher over for dinner. it might be fun, actually, but then i'd have to switch my windows out. and now we all know how hard that is to do!
so there you have it. the easy, breezy window covering diy. let's come up with a word that means something easier than diy. help me out, what do you think? "it's so easy, even a
caveman bird could do it."