Thursday, 28 June 2012


I thought I would share with you all a little 'D.I.Y' I made a while back. My MAC keyboard unfortunately broke, after we had friends round and someone had spilt a drink on it. I wanted to get a new keyboard anyway as I wanted a wireless one, so bingo idea..


If you think about one of the comedies where they have a scene of someone using dangerous implements i.e hammer, saw etc, and having no absolute clue to how it's used, so ending up cutting the wrong thing or getting a wonky size..yeh thats me, in a nice way haha

So I started of by looking for some smallish bits of wood that would kind of be a size of a shelf, and by this no I didn't mean go into a forest searching for readily cut wood magically coming in the size of my future shelf, we have a wood burner at home which can come in amazingly handy so I found two pieces that were about 3/4 of a metre in length 3/4 inches in width. 
Then I used my handy skills and cut them, one being half the size of the bigger one (which is the shelf bit) 
I used the paint that I had on my wall as I thought having another colour would look odd, so I let that dry for however long it took.
*Drum roll* And then I let my anger out on the poor keyboard and randomly one by one super glued the edge until the side of the shelf was covered.
LAST but not least I put it in the corner of my room, as my room is at the top of the house the beams are at a good size TO have a shelf there, so match made in heaven; I think so.

Voila a shelf that kind of looks odd, but at the same time quite cool, although some would be thinking you bought a mac keyboard specially for that....


I thought I'd show you a picture of my wall, I'm changing the light switch soon as I detest plastic fittings etc, but it's just a load of postcards of places I've been or some posters of animals or a few drawings. I love my wall, but as it's more of a recent hobby I still need to go to a few more places to fill up the wall and hopefully expand to another.... one day haha


Last but not least I've started painting my drawers this greenhouse 'green' colour, which I love and I think would look great overall as a 'worn out' look to the draws, and would contrast well with the colour of my walls.

Have you done any 'D.I.Y's recently? If so what have you done?

Have a nice day!


  1. Thanks for following! This is a brilliant idea, lovely way to make the best of a crappy situation :-)

  2. such a good idea! it looks really cute :) x

  3. Really good idea!
    I've only got a macbook so I can't imagine cutting my keys out! Think I'd cry!

    Laura x

  4. That is an awesome idea! :)