30 January 2011

Unbelievable DIY

Here are a couple of amazing, inspirational, & handmade projects!

27 January 2011

Daydream & Design: Club Chair Re-Do

Yes that chair has seen better days, I bought it about 5 years ago while at a garage sale with my mom.  I almost paid the $20 asking price, but my mom, a savvy shopper, negotiated it down to $10, what a bargain!!  Since we're moving soon, I'm trying to decide which items of furniture to take with us & what to dispose of, but I think this chair has too much potential to just throw out, so I've been keeping an eye out for ideas of what to do with it.   

25 January 2011

Collections on Display: Books

apartment therapy
Everything is going digital, which is great, but at the same time it makes me kind of sad.  In my opinion, there is nothing like feeling the pages of a good book or stylish magazine between your fingers!  Don't get me wrong, I love looking at digital editions of magazines, I keep several collections of inspiration photos on my computer, and I often opt out of printing off papers for school readings to save a few trees & dollars, BUT sometimes I just want the real thing.  Over here, we collect books, among other things, actually we have more books than space to tell you the truth. I love the thought of entire walls of books complete with library ladder and I feel like a collection of books says a lot about who you are, so here are a few inspirational ways to show yourself & your books off...

23 January 2011

DIY: Cheap & Casual Wall Art

Our bedroom walls have been looking a little bare lately & they needed a little art work.  Every year my mom gives me these great Ansel Adams calendars, he was an American photographer who did much of his best work, in my opinion, in black & white.  His calendars are filled with beautiful landscapes of the American West & I hated the thought of just throwing them out at the end of the year, so I've saved all the calendars over the years until I could figure out how to use the photos.

20 January 2011

In Love With: Book Sculpture

Ever since I made my recycled paper wreath I've been a little obsessed with paper crafts.  I've always loved paper & often collect bits & pieces of wrapping, labels, book pages.  I'll take anything & everything. I even made my own paper last summer, So when I saw the above sculpture I searched for more...

18 January 2011

DIY: Jewelry Tree

I came to the realization that if I can't see the jewelry that I have, I forget about it & never end up wearing any, so I did some reorganizing & made this jewelry tree to keep some stuff on display.  I actually created this jewelry tree last summer, but because we will be relocating soon & it is too fragile to move, I wanted to share it before it gets put to rest.  A jewelry tree is super simple & quick to make, I'll show you how!

16 January 2011

In Love With: Fabric Wall Paper

As I've said quite a few times in past posts, we're moving in a few months & I'm sooo excited! Literally, I'm already making plans for projects I want to try when we get out of here.  I know for sure that we'll be renting so I'm especially scouting ideas that are temporary, but more importantly cheap & amazing!


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