There’s something about a bank holiday that really gets the creative juices flowing.
Perhaps it’s the extra day off work – the brain needs a little something extra to focus on – or perhaps it’s simply the gift of an extra few hours over the weekend; there’s enough time to finish all those jobs you’ve been putting off!
One of our favourite things is coming in to Wicked HQ after a bank holiday weekend, and scrolling through all of the new photos you’ve tagged us in.
Not only is it exciting to see our product looking so fab on your Instagram feeds, but – more importantly – we’re so proud that we have such talented customers.
After all, inspiring others to build their own furniture was one of the main reasons we started Wicked Hairpins, and it’s amazing that social media lets us see that happening.
If you built something super-cool that we haven’t featured, just remember to take @wickedhairpins, or use the hashtag #wickedhairpins so we can see what you’ve created.
If you’re yet to start building, hopefully these will get you inspired for your next project – and you don’t have to wait for the next bank holiday!
Ikea Hack: Eket Cabinet to bedside table
@clasmi popped a set of 8 inch, 2 rod, clear coated hairpins on the base of her Ikea Eket cabinet, and tranformed it into a stylish hairpin bedside table. Simple and delicious!
If you caught any of my stories yesterday you’ll have seen I spent most of the day working on my plywood console unit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I finished the frame last summer but ran out of time to complete the project before my birthday and having the building work in the kitchen, so it got used as-was for a while. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday I finally added brace pieces across the back of each ‘third’ for support and then added the doors either side, using copper pipe and pipe straps for the hinges. This was my first time taking field measurements, dry fitting and then attaching pieces, and adding doors to something - albeit as basic as they are. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out! The whole piece needs sanding and sealing but that can wait until the next bout of motivation comes along 😝. What do you think? How gorgeous are the copper hairpins from @wickedhairpins btw! (swipe to see more!!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #diy #diyproject #girlscandiytoo #diyconsole #diyhome #woodproject #plywood #workshop #functional #moderndesign #diyproud #home #cornerofourhome #ourhome #homelove #makingourhome #myhomevibe #homesweethome #atmine #realhomes #housetohome #houseprogress #homesofig #myhomestyle #findingmystyle #reno #renovation #renovationproject #lovemyrenovation
Working on the Weekend
We’ve also got two fantastic small businesses to share with you, who got stuck in and created some awesome work over the bank holiday weekend – that’s dedication for you!
@theoldboardco used our X Design bold steel legs to hold up a mighty oak dining table, and @boostarwood created a stunning sweet chestnut coffee table – both are looking beautiful.
An 8ft #oak #diningtable finished and delivered to @crwst.cymru really enjoyed this build and super glad they liked it, can’t wait to build another one. #furniture #design #woodworking #fun #greatbuild #art #instagood #photooftheday #woodporn #custommade #madetoorder #wickedhairpins #instacool #instawood #woodworker #madeinwales #industrialfurniture #hardwoodfurniture #handcraftedliving #madebyhand #theoldboardco
Love the natural grain pattern and colour change along the live edge. Coffee table made from Sweet chestnut with White metal hairpins legs. Available from our Etsy shop now #sweetchestnut #natural #woodgrain #white #hairpins #coffeetable #etsy #woodworking #handmade #handmadewithlove #unique #boostarwood #liveedge #smooth #wood
We know that’s just a handful of all the projects completed over the bank holiday weekend – so we’d love to see any other photos you may be hiding up your sleeve! If you have any questions or need any advice for your next project, just give us a shout and we’ll be happy to lend a hand.