I have logged into Pinterest maybe once this month.
I pinned one thing.
It's been a crazy month.
Besides, Pinterest is ROUGH when you are trying to avoid sugar, and time and money is scarce for fun projects. It's all too tempting.
Sometimes real life can be just as awesome as Pinterest.
Oh Hello Friend, and knew that I had to straight up copy it in my life.
Best part? I totally had the pipes in my garage (somewhere) from the surfboard rack in our old house. Our current house came with one already built in the garage, which was a cool side effect of the previous owner being a part time shaper.
I miss that old house. It was a really fun season of life there. There is always something special and sweet about the home that you brought your babies home to.
I found a pull down Africa on Ebay with intentions of marking where the wells our church and Project 320 have sponsored, as well as where Hope for Sudan is feeding people.
I love this map.
I love globe lights.
I do not love the fact that our upstairs has some crazy electrical issues, or that the ceiling light in the guest room is currently, permanently dead, and especially the major drywall surgery that will be involved to fix it. Surgery that is not, and will maybe never be, in the budget.
So, I dug through the garage, almost gave up, until finally in a flustered mess, found the pipes. Then I bought globe lights at Target.
Screwed the flanges to the wall, strung the lights, ignored the gigantic laundry pile, and called it a day.
Never mind that a guest is coming tomorrow to sleep in said laundry strewn bed... The lights will distract her, right?
No electrician required.
I am one happy girl.
Linking up this cheaty project here: