Hi there! I'm Anna and I blog at Directions Not Included. I'm excited to be guest posting today to show you what we have going on in our corner of the world. Jeanne is the reason I started blogging in the first place so I'm thrilled to be here. I've always been a huge blog reader but when we bought our major fixer-upper, J inspired me to start documenting the renovation process and all the decor projects I've been tackling. Craftiness and the desire to DIY runs in the family it seems.
We've been slowly but surely renovating every inch of our original (and ugly!) 1950s home ourselves. And just in case you think I'm exaggerating, here are a few befores:
|Chic and modern kitchen|
As slow as it feels some days, we are making progress and the place is starting to look more and more like a respectable home.
|Updated DIY kitchen - Still in progress|
In addition to all our crazy renovation projects, I love crafting and experimenting to learn new techniques. Anything from basic sewing to paper wine charms and even monograms made from washers. A friend was craving a little sunshine in her life so I took a stab at making a stencil painting with handmade stencils cut out from computer print out.
And here is the finished product. If you want to give it a try, a full tutorial can be found here: Start being awesome
Thanks for letting me share. I hope you stop by my blog when you can! I've love to see you there :)