You've probably seen The Shining with Jack Nicholson, but did you know that in Stephen King's original draft of the novel, Jack Torrance didn't go crazy? Instead, he drove the snowcat into town and bought a gallon of paint and a couple of yards of cute fabric. His editor didn't get it, but we sure do.
There's nothing that staves off the dark days of winter like a DIY project. That's why February is How To month here at Ohdeedoh. Recover a pillow. Paint a chair. Pick a project that'll lift your spirits and dig in. Just think how fresh the Overlook Hotel would've looked with a few recycled t-shirt pom pom garlands!
(For the project in the photos, I just painted some acrylic paint directly onto a muslin curtain with a stiff brush. Fun, easy, and colorful!)
(Images: Katie Steuernagle)