Easy Right?

My DIY home projects are getting the best of me and well, my parents.

I got this crazy idea to make DIY cornice boards in our kitchen. Charlie laughed but agreed to help hang them. I called my parents because I knew they had some in their house. They didn't make them but at least they could look at them and figure out what we needed to do. When I called they thought I was kind of crazy but at least they thought it was a doable project.

My parents came up last Friday and we out our DIY in motion. This clearly was not going to be easy as the DIY chalkboard I made but we were ready. Sent the men to Home Depot for wood and brackets and my mom and I went on the fabric hunt.

The guys part seemed pretty easy, compared to my mom and I agreeing on a fabric. It didn't take us too long until we found a print that we loved and it was actually on sale.  My mom and I don't always agree on things like this so it was great that we were able to pick something so easily.

Alright we are ready to work......five hours later, another trip to Home Depot, two more trips to JoAnn's, because well we didn't have enough fabric, a hot glue fiasco and a lot of cookies later we have these:




The first one is for over the sliding glass door and the second one goes over the kitchen window.

I have to give the most credit to my mom, she did the most work. She was really anal about lining up the fabric and measuring and making sure everything is perfect. My dad worked the staple gun and helped calm Charlie from throwing it out the window when trying to hang them up.

This was certainly not an easy project, but thank goodness my parents were here to help! I LOVE how they turned out but I think this was a one and done DIY in this house.
The Nardiello Family: Easy Right?

The Nardiello Family

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Easy Right?

My DIY home projects are getting the best of me and well, my parents.

I got this crazy idea to make DIY cornice boards in our kitchen. Charlie laughed but agreed to help hang them. I called my parents because I knew they had some in their house. They didn't make them but at least they could look at them and figure out what we needed to do. When I called they thought I was kind of crazy but at least they thought it was a doable project.

My parents came up last Friday and we out our DIY in motion. This clearly was not going to be easy as the DIY chalkboard I made but we were ready. Sent the men to Home Depot for wood and brackets and my mom and I went on the fabric hunt.

The guys part seemed pretty easy, compared to my mom and I agreeing on a fabric. It didn't take us too long until we found a print that we loved and it was actually on sale.  My mom and I don't always agree on things like this so it was great that we were able to pick something so easily.

Alright we are ready to work......five hours later, another trip to Home Depot, two more trips to JoAnn's, because well we didn't have enough fabric, a hot glue fiasco and a lot of cookies later we have these:




The first one is for over the sliding glass door and the second one goes over the kitchen window.

I have to give the most credit to my mom, she did the most work. She was really anal about lining up the fabric and measuring and making sure everything is perfect. My dad worked the staple gun and helped calm Charlie from throwing it out the window when trying to hang them up.

This was certainly not an easy project, but thank goodness my parents were here to help! I LOVE how they turned out but I think this was a one and done DIY in this house.

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