chicken wire cupboard diy.

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our latest addition to our home was a new bedroom. when we bought little green, the basement was unfinished and had a 6 foot high ceiling. (that is probably why it had been left unfinished for all of these years). since *g* and i could fit down there without getting a concussion, we thought that it was a waste of good space. we therefore decided to develop it.

the first task was to install a bedroom window. next, our contractor came in and went to work. the bedroom took all of seven days to complete. we decided to finish painting, staining, and installing switch plates, light fixtures, and other decor ourselves. this included reworking the built-in cupboard that he installed in order to give us extra storage. 

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this was the cupboard before our diy.

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this was after i wallpapered the shelves.

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*g* used his circular saw to remove the inner piece of the door, and we bought chicken wire to be used as the insert.

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these are the after photos (but before we got to the staining process).

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we also bought new hardware for the door.

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this was a time consuming project, but one that adds much more personality to our little room. in two wednesdays from now i will post all of the photos of our finished bedroom!

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what i bought.

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wooden camera art from etsy.

i found jesiiii’s etsy store on abeautifulmess.com. i know, i know. can i go just one post without talking about abm? mmm, possibly! not this time, though. ;-)

we love to decorate little green with anything wooden. we don’t, however, own any wooden artwork. i definitely needed to change that!

having just built our camera station in april, the moment i saw these beautiful pieces i knew that i must have them. it didn’t matter that they were magnets, because no one would see their backs once they were placed in the wall crate.

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i could not be happier with this purchase!

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disorder.

one of my favourite bands has got to be joy division. here is their hit “disorder” which was featured on their 1979 record, unknown pleasures, considered by many to be one of the greatest records of all time.

the simplicity of the guitar riffs, jumpy drum beat and curtis’ melancholy vocals really defined what joy division was all about. their sound has been copied by many but never outdone. 

please listen and enjoy.

geo

favorite fridays.

betty crocker cupcakes with marshmallow glaze.

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we were organizing our pantry when we came across a box of betty crocker cake mix. i should make cupcakes, i thought.

upon completion, i realized that we did not have any icing sugar. i did, however, have a new-found supply of marshmallows.

i was pleasantly surprised when google informed me that marshmallows could serve as the basis for an icing recipe. i was even more surprised when it turned out to be utterly delicious!

i also added sprinkles, which again was discovered in our pantry.

marshmallow icing

2 egg whites

1 1/2 cup white sugar

1/3 cup cold water

1 1/2 tsp light corn syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup miniature marshmallows

put egg whites, sugar, water, and syrup in top of double boiler. beat until mixed well. place over rapidly boiling water. beat constantly with electric beater while it cooks for 7 minutes or until it will stand in peaks when beater is raised. remove from heat.

stir in marshmallows and vanilla. beat until they melt.

(i made this recipe a bit differently since i wanted a glaze rather than fluffy icing, but both methods are easy, quick, and equally savory!)

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enjoy!

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