10|10 October DIY wood wall


Hey everyone! I promised to participate in the 10-10 circle this month so here I am again. It’s been quite a stress to get this post up and running on time but I made it. Enjoy and don’t forget to get going along the, smallish, circle until you come back to my post. (It takes two so you can do this 🙂 )

For this months 10 on 10 I’ll be sharing a project that I finished quite a while ago. When scrolling my phone’s film roll I came across the pics I took of the process. I had this wall in my room that wasn’t finished. Pinterest showed me this wooden wall where you stain a bunch of boards and slam ‘em on your wall. I quite liked that idea so I got to work. This is how it went down.

I chose boards with a width of 8 cm so there would be a nice number of rows. These got chopped up in various lengths.

I mixed two colors in various ratios to create an even colorscheme. They also had to blend in with the floor I want to install.

I spent one week of evenings of staining multiple layers onto the board.

Two sample board with the two plain colors I chose to blend.

Then the weekend came and the fun part began. Half done half satisfied :).

A little bit of black paint was used to cover up holes in the boards. Works like a charm.


At some point you need to cut out some parts. My measurement skills were tested and deemed worthy.

Nearly finished. Just that top part where you can see a white line. On the floor is the electrical tacker I rented for the job. 

And that’s it. Done. I am very pleased with the results!

That’s it people. I hope you enjoyed this peek I my room. Maybe I’ve even inspired you? Do you DIY or not?


Also don’t forget to check out what Sam has been up to!

See you next month (or sooner)

A picture…

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Hey folks!

First let me say it feels a bit weird to be writing this blog. It’s been ages since I spent as much as a thought on my blog. Well that’s not totally true but you get the idea right?

Second I’d love to show you this picture I took of my brother and his family. This is (roughly) how it went down.

Simon Marijke en kids

At Christmas day we celebrated at our church and my sister in law had asked me if I could shoot a picture of them some time during our gathering. Lees verder

10|10 Circle October ‘Our back yard’


Hey, I’m back. Finally, after three(!) months. What happened? I got a full-time job. Yay for me of course because now there’s more stability in my days and income. That’s very nice. But it’s also pretty shocking how few time there’s left to do whatever you want.

Enough about that, about these pictures… A few months back I shot a roll of Ilford HP 5 which is a black and white film. These were taken in our back yard to experiment with this film. I found that black and white is a bit trickier to use than colour. This is best shown with this first picture. Lees verder