Mirror or frame to be painted (I purchased mine from Goodwill for $9.99 minus 20%) Blue painter’s tape Gold paint (I used Deco Art Dazzling Metallics in Glorious Gold) Sponge brush Sandpaper (if it needs to be prepped) Time for multiple coats
Step 1: Sand down the edges if it’s already painted [...]
I have created the loveliest hostess gifts in the last couple of weeks.
To be fair, it’s not a project I came up with solely on my own. Terrariums are kind of a thing right now so if you’ve paid attention to the style blogs lately, I’m not doing anything that the big girls haven’t [...]
A couple of weeks ago, I went to the most adorable DIY wedding with my boyfriend to see his best girlfriend from high school marry her med school sweetheart. It was a gorgeous ceremony, held on a family friend’s private property on Bainbridge Island, WA (a small island just a short ferry ride [...]
I’ve shown this project before, but I had to share it again. Grace from Design*Sponge originally taught me how to do this and I love sharing this DIY project: an incredibly easy way to cover the lids of random jars.
Remember my DIY project earlier this fall, a DIY fabric headboard? Well, finally, I finished the project with this accent piece, Dwell Studio’s Batavia Azure pillow. It was a gift this Christmas from zee boy, and it brings me such joy each morning to plop it on my bed as the last finishing touch before [...]
I really can’t remember if I’ve share this on my blog yet but I think this was a clever idea for creating a DIY side table. A year and a half ago a friend of mine knew that I was intrigued by the idea of stacking shelves together to create a side table. The architecture firm she worked for [...]
It has been the rage among design communities as of late to make your own fabric headboard. I can’t take much credit for creating this idea on my own, I defer to the talented Grace of Design Sponge for the large stepping stone from which I launched this project off of several months [...]
I recently moved my mood board away from my bedroom and over my desk in the living room. I love the change and it keeps my inspiration front and center in the studio. Lately I’ve had a lot of J. Crew on the pins. Not sure what’s going on there, as I love to put [...]
Have you ever had one of those times when you find yourself in a design rut? Nothing seems to make you happy no matter how many new arrangements you create or how many new accent pieces you seem to find. You finish one project, and you’re off trying to figure out how to complete the [...]
I’m in the process of gathering materials for a fabric headboard I plan to make for my double bed. Grace from Design*Sponge has a great tutorial on her website that gives easy step-by-step video instructions on how to make it yourself. I’m down to a handful of fabric choices and while I think I’ve [...]
By a show of hands, how many of you remember the Caboodle?
How many of you actually owned a Caboodle?
And keeping your hands raised, how many of you still have it somewhere in your possession? Note: Tucked away in a closet at your parent’s house doesn’t count.
For whatever reason, I never got rid [...]
I can’t tell you where I got this idea but I will be up front and say it didn’t originate with me. I think I got it here, but I can’t find the original post that gives her full credit. It’s the thought that counts, right?
At any rate, Saturday was Spring Cleaning Day [...]
I don’t know how I thought of this idea years ago, and I’m certainly not claiming that I was the first person to do this. But when I was in high school I used to take wrapping paper, cover my shoe boxes and keep old letters or photographs in them instead of buying the $10 [...]