Happy 2014! I've been taking a little time to be with family over the past couple weeks and am slowly getting back into DIY and house stuff. Tech Guy and my brother-in-law, on the other hand, have been super busy getting the in-floor heating tubes (radiant heat) down in the basement. They'll be tested today and the concrete poured on Tuesday! This means we will finally have a floor and I'm excited to see how the finished floor will look. It will still be quite some time before the basement is ready for finishing and decorating and in the meantime I'm still trying to tackle some unfinished projects upstairs. One of these projects is my little workspace.
From the washi tape Christmas tree post you probably saw that I had added a string pocket shelf above the desk, but that's as far as I have gotten, yikes! I'm hoping to start finishing this little nook this week and I got to a small start this weekend with a DIY calendar and I am sharing the printable with you in case you might still be looking for a calendar. :) This is the customizable English version:
And here is the Finnish version that I made for my space because you so need a Finnish calendar when living in Canada. ;) I also added a a wintry black and white photo to one of the circles. At the bottom of the post are PDF and photoshop versions of the calendar in both English and Finnish so that you have the option of customizing it with your own photo (you'll need photoshop for this). To mount my calendar I used washi tape to attach it to a leftover piece of birch veneer from my paper chain project. I then punched a hole at the top and hung it with some baker's twine.
I love how the birch veneer is similar in tone to the wood on my string pocket shelf. I am planning on making a new calendar each month. I've already started February's calendar and I think it will be fun to change up the shapes and photo each month. I'll try and share them here on the blog too in case anyone is interested. I'd still like to add some more art to the wall above this new calendar and get some kind of desktop organization happening too and my new shelves need a little styling too. Let's hope I can get to all that soon. :)
*to add your own photo to the calendar you will have to use clipping mask. Here is a good tutorial on how to use clipping masks
That's my first DIY of 2014! Happy Monday!
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