Home Projects; Autumn 2012

There has been a lot of nesting the past few weeks. Besides the usual putting the garden to bed and unearthing our cold weather clothes we decided that we needed to give a little more life to our dinning room.

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This rustic shelf started out three years ago as our large garden box but it’s wasn’t going to survive another winter. So with his much beloved dremel Kevin carved out slots for the shelves. Other than the original corner screws there are no fasteners in this shelf. I love how there is a display slot right in front of the cookbooks.

Then it was my turn, I found a giant globe without a stand at the thrift store this past week. I was inspired by all the map and globe projects I have been seeing on pinterest and apartment therapy. As soon as I saw it I knew what I was going to do it.
Globe Lamp DIY Project

We already had the light fixture from this light, the shade was too long for the room we had planned on hanging it in. Basically it is a light socket attached to a long wire with a switch on it, you could put one together from the hardware store for about $10. Splitting the globe was easy, you know the equator? Well that gold and black line is actually tape. Once I sliced through it the globe came apart like a plastic Easter egg. At the top of the globe was a metal brad just a little bigger than the wire. So once that was out and I dismantled the socket I just slipped the wire through and reassembled it. It took longer to find the right drill bit to drill the hole in the ceiling for the hook.

We still have a few other projects in the works that I’m excited about, though the biggest one is the general decluttering of the house that has been going on for a few weeks now. What projects are you working on?

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