Restyle it! Neon Planner Diaries

Restyle it! Neon Planner Diaries- turn dull diaries into these neon colour block beauties! via www.surelysimple.com

Hello there. If you’ve been keeping along, you might know about a little feature I’ve started along with my cleaning journey – called Restyle it! Restyle it is a series where in the process of cleaning up and organizing and deciding what to throw out- I find things at home which have the potential to be made afresh and in use once again. Basically, I restyle things instead of throwing them out. If they have the potential, that is.

Now. Coming along to these neon planner diaries..I love the new look! And I love it even more when you see how they looked before:

Restyle it! Neon Planner Diaries- turn dull diaries into these neon colour block beauties! via www.surelysimple.com

Yup. So not pretty. In fact, downright plain and..I don’t know..ghastly. What were these designers thinking? I found these two planner diaries lying around the house..and they’re brand spanking new. I think I got them from a company..you know when companies and shops you know send you a ‘gift’ for new years and all that? Well, you’re looking at these new year gifts right here.

Anyways, I started using one of them, because the planner is actually quite nice, and business-y. But the cover of the book really, really put me off to the point where I just had to Restyle it!

So! Let’s get on with it.

Restyle it! Neon Planner Diaries- turn dull diaries into these neon colour block beauties! via www.surelysimple.com

Supplies used: Black acrylic paint, paper tapes in different colours, varnish (optional)

Restyle it! Neon Planner Diaries- turn dull diaries into these neon colour block beauties! via www.surelysimple.com

Steps:

1. Paint the book with black acrylic paint. One coat should do it.

2. Whip out your paper tape! Place ’em wherever you like!

3. (optional) You can add a thin coat of paper varnish..just in case.

Restyle it! Neon Planner Diaries- turn dull diaries into these neon colour block beauties! via www.surelysimple.com

Restyle it! Neon Planner Diaries- turn dull diaries into these neon colour block beauties! via www.surelysimple.com

Restyle it! Neon Planner Diaries

Restyle it! Neon Planner Diaries- turn dull diaries into these neon colour block beauties! via www.surelysimple.com

And there you have it! I actually feel really good about this Restyle it!..because the planners just look so darn good.

And when I think of how these planners were just lying around the house..looking like that (look at the before pic), I’m so glad I changed them up a bit!

Six months into the year, but hey, now I can use both these planner diaries (or give the other new one to someone who might need it!

xo, Aaria

Restyle it! Neon Planner Diaries

P.S.- If you liked this restyle, check out this tote bag and this t-shirt.