A Little DIY for Myself

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I've decided I need to carve out a little 'me' time. I really do because otherwise I might just buckle under the stress. And one of the ways I relax is by DIYing. There's something about focusing solely on a project for a few hours that puts my mind at ease. So I am making a conscious effort to DIY every week. And you'll get the benefit of some new DIYs... probably  not every week though {let's be realistic here people... I'm a busy girl}
Remember when I went and helped my grandma to clean out her cabinets? I posted about all the great finds I had here. And I planned to work on them. I did. I really did. And then business got busy. Oh, and my two kids require attention... so these finds have just sat there. Until now.

This was my Grandpa's pin from his uniform during World War II. I cut off the back pin and drilled some holes in the sides and added a chain. Took me about 15 minutes. But now every time I wear it {and I'm wearing it right now} it reminds me of my grandpa...
Oh, bring on the DIYs my friends...

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  1. Tonya T7:07 AM

    Awesome ... you're so clever.

  2. Oh, I love this!! It's awesome, but the story behind it makes it even better!

  3. Erika Herridge3:33 PM

    What a great way to honor his memory and keep him close to your heart. You are a clever lady!

  4. Good work the necklace turned out well, He would be ok with you drilling it out though right? I know my grandpa would be a little upset but would get over it if he knew I was to wear it all the time.