Guest Blogger: Joselyn from The DIY Spot

Hi House of Hepworths readers! I’m Joselyn from The DIY Spot. I am ecstatic that Allison allowed me the opportunity to be a guest blogger.

A few years ago, I realized that living the creative life was an important
part of who I am. My creative life began at age 10 when my mom taught me how to sew.

By the time I reached my early teens, I made the majority of my wardrobe.
By high school, I branched out to coats, suits, etc.

Although I sew less often now, and have gone on to dabble in other creative genres, sewing will always hold a special place in my heart. Upholstery, furniture refinishing and home fashion are what I am most passionate about these days. I began blogging because I wanted to document and share my creative pursuits with readers just like you.

Working on DIY and crafty projects is blissful and allows me to be a
better me. Couple that with the environmental advantages of redesigning,
re-purposing and re-beautifying anything destined for the landfill, I’ve
come to realize that project obsession is “a good thing” and warms my
heart beyond measure.

These days, I can see the potential in just about anything. Like this media cabinet that had seen better days:

But this is what I envisioned when I saw it on the street with a sign that
read ” Free, take me”:

And as soon as I spotted this headboard at The Salvation Army store:

…My heart started racing because I knew it would have mod appeal with a little tweaking and color.

And then there is the re-purpose part of my design sensibility that
welcomes a good challenge. There was just no way I was going to add this
solid maple table to the landfill. This took a great deal of creative
thought but I knew it was worthy of a re-purposed life.

I changed the legs, modified the shape, and turned it into a mini island.

And since I have a crafty side as well, even paper waiting to be recycled
isn’t safe. One day, while admiring the texture of shredded paper, I came
up with a shredded wreath just in time for the holidays.

What do my creative pursuits say about me? Experimenting, often for
pennies, preserving the environment and making things beautiful again is
who I am and what I enjoy doing. I am a crafty, resourceful,
environmentally conscious DIY girl who is always imagining the
possibilities and happy to be living the creative life.

So now I ask you, what do your creative pursuits say about you?

Thanks so much Allison for inviting me to House of Hepworths. What
an honor! I hope each and every one of you will visit me at The DIY Spot! See you there!

Let’s all give Joselyn a big warm welcome to House of Hepworths by hopping over to her blog, The DIY Spot and giving her some comment luvin’!

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  1. So creative! I can’t believe that is the same table! I love the updates. Great guest blogger!

  2. Loved each of those projects — a very talented lady! However, when I came to the shredded wreath I knew she was a genius! So original and fabulous! (and I have all the supplies to make one!) ;o)

  3. Wow, those are some great transformations!

  4. Wow. I love the headboard update. That is fantastic. I am a new follower.

  5. Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista says:

    Hi. You’ve got some great makeovers, I’ll be following your blog. 🙂

  6. Wow, these are some amazing transformations. Very nicely done.

  7. So nice to meet you, Joselyn! Those are inspiring projects!

  8. I was going to comment on Joselyn’s blog about this but couldn’t get the comment form to come up for me.

    What a beautiful transformation, and I happen to like the two different stencils! I’ve featured this on Craft Gossip. 🙂 You can see it here

    Thanks for inspiration!

    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here!

    (Alison, I gave you credit as I wouldn’t have found it if i hadn’t seen it here) 🙂

  9. don’t you just love it when you find free stuff? 🙂 great projects!

  10. Beautiful job…Very Creative!

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