DIY shelves

The weirdest thing about your siblings being brothers only, is that parents treat you all equally. My dad always has the policy of whatever my brothers can do I can too.
Well…that’s my story, that’s how I grew up. I have always been handy in all the projects at home, I never complain because I’ve grown to love that side of me. I like it when I do things that seem difficult, I simply love DIY.

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                Ignore the red clamp 

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The other day my brother and I drooled over these shelves on Pinterest that we couldn’t help but copy. DIYs that involve wood work can be pretty challenging especially if you can’t access good tools. Truth be told, I don’t have any fancy tools as for now but I’m planning on purchasing some soon.

Anyway, all we had was a claw hammer, a handful of 2 inch steel nails (very important if you don’t want your concrete wall to crack), ordinary nails, Block board, tape measure and a saw. All the measurements will depend on how big or small you want the shelves to be.

Cut the block board into 9 by 9 inches in 9 parts. Then nail them together as the picture shows, take your time; make sure they are firmly nailed together. On your wall fix the assembled shelves one steel nail at a time. You want to only nail the parts where the board touches the wall.

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Make sure the shelves are straight on the wall, Once you’re are done, you can opt to paint or just use a clear varnish for that glossy finish.

Thanks for stopping by XO

DIY shopping bag

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When women mention shopping, we always think of clothes, shoes and bags. But what we forget is that there is a lot of other staff women love to shop for…like groceries, yes!! I just said that.

Sometimes, what we use to carry our groceries doesn’t matter be it a basket, plastic bag or any other kind of bag. To me these small things really matter, It’s very unpleasant to walk around carrying plastic bags.

So today I bring you the idea of converting that beautiful piece of material lying somewhere in your closet into a nice shopping bag, one that it’s worth showing off when shopping. For fruits, veggies or any kind of shopping that makes you happy.

What you need:
• Material (I used one khanga)
• Scissors
• Handles (from old handbag but you can use fabric to make them too)
• Needle and thread or use a sewing machine
• Tape measure

Method:
• Measure the material according to the size of bag you want and cut into a rectangle.
• Two of each side should be perfectly equal in measurements; fold making the equal sides meet each other. It should look like a big pocket.
• Sew two sides the bottom and the other open side.
• Attach the handles and make sure the seam is strong to hold the bag when it’s heavy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple project.
Thanks for stopping by XO.