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’!