So I guess if you are reading this, you have heard about Pinterest, yes? Despite swearing to myself I would NEVEREVEREVER duplicate, use, or even GLANCE at an idea that I saw on Pinterest, it seems that I have broken down and done it at last lol. I had seen someone use a shadow box to hold ticket stubs, and since I can't seem to throw away ANYTHING (including tickets), I figured it would be a cute way to keep and display them as I collected them. It was a super easy project; I just used stuff I had laying around the house at the time.
The shadowbox has been under my bed for ages, and since lost the back. I made a new back out of cardboard and paper, leaving about a 2 inch gap at the top to put my tickets in through. The curtains I made from an old karate uniform, and the tickets I found online
**Edit...action shot, because I found a belt. And yes, I make weird faces in pictures. And I lost my camera, so I had to use my phone.
The back...I'm kinda hunching a bit, but just for reference
So this idea is not originally mine by any means; its your basic pre-made tank top attached to a skirt to make a dress concept, but I had always wanted to try it so here is my take
The tank top I started out with was this one. I (one day, while snooping through the trash, like usual) fished it out of an old bag of clothing that was destined for a probably dismal fate. (Actually, to be honest, it wasn't this tank top exactly; it was one EXACTLY like it, only blue. But I didn't take a picture of it before I cut it up because I didn't think this would actually work ^.^)
I liked the detail over the yoke/collar a ton. The shirt, however, was gigantic on me, and the front had a habit of hanging dangerously low when I moved about.
I took in the sides but the top was still too low in the front for my tastes. SO I got to thinking, 'Hey, the back of the shirt is equally awesome...LETS TURN IT AROUND!'
So I did!
The skirt fabric was a jewel. It is a silk blend that was half-off at Jo-Ann's, plus I had a coupon, PLUS it was the last of the bolt so I got another percentage off! I got about 3 yards of it for like $5! I LOVE bright patterns!
I also like how it has a sort of vintage vibe. Or maybe that is just me, hehe. I am on the prowl for a belt to wear with it, to kinda break up the piece a little bit.
The back. It is kinda difficult to tell on the mannequin, but the button and keyhole add a cute addition the the back neckline. It falls in just the right place and is kind of unexpected!
Again, thank you all for your interest and support! It means so much to me!
I had seen somewhere along the interwebs that someone had used an old rake as a necklace hanger, and when I stumbled across this one at a yard sale, I figured it could also be used as a belt rack! All I did was clean it up, and attach some old jewelry pieces I wasn't using anymore for some bling-age
***Best of 2011!?!?!? THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!! I am so flattered and overwhelmed! THANK YOU!
As an almost out of my teens young adult person, it was time to give the bedroom I have had since I was ten a facelift. So after only 4 MONTHS (due to procrastination and life), I'm finally finished. BRING ON THE PICTURES!
Firstly, the glorious before...
I have an innane mount of stuff. No lie, its ridiculous. As a self respecting Craftster, I throw away NOTHING. This contributed in part to the length of time it took me to do this.
I was completely unaware of how long it would take me to spackle my walls. 10 years of nailing anything and everything up that you can will take its toll lol
My tufted headboard...I stumbled across this fabric the other...month...and it was the basis for my color scheme
Sooooooo I love everything in Anthropologie. Because, you know, its easy to love. Just not to own. Cause I don't have that much money. I especially loved this bedspread...
I would drool over it every time I went to the store. Its made out of JERSEY AND ITH THO SOFFTTT.
Andddd its $3045083408934.
So anyway, I took myself down to our local Dirt Cheap store (seriously, check them out if you have one, I LOVE IT) and picked up 50 white t-shirts for $30. A week later and some dead brain cells later...
(Sorry for the shoddy cell phone pics! o.O)
I really like how it turned out. Its not as bunchy as the original, but, it keeps me nice'n'toasty just fine
My bedroom renovation has been a saga of epic proportions, seeing as my parents wanted to buy my new furniture and be done, whereas I wanted to redo all of said furniture and drag it out for as long as possible So I took my 45-year-old chest of drawers dresser thing, and gave it a facelift!
I had always wanted to try decoupaging fabric onto furniture, but never had a good excuse to do so until now!
I used about 6 or 7 layers of ModPodge Hard Coat for the drawer fronts, sanding with 400grit between every two coats, and then a ModPodge clear matte sealer to finish it off. The body of the dresser is a combo of white primer, spray paint, and wall paint, as I 1. Ran out of my original spray paint, 2. DROPPED the sander onto the top of the dresser and gouged a chunk out, and 3. Did this all outside in the horrendous winds lol!
I've been totally redo-ing my bedroom, and I have a fondness for anything that looks old and slightly weird. Eclectic and stuff! I had originally seen a suitcase chair that I drooled over for about 6 months that I wanted to make, but when I tried, I didn't like how it came out, so I made me a table instead!
We had had this table for forever and a day (as in, it was a wedding gift for my parents). Don't worry, I asked before I chopped it up
Then I stalked every thrift store in a 50 mile radius and found this lovely yellow thing...
Took it home, cleaned it up, attacked the table with about twelve layers of spray paint, (because these SILLY MOTHS kept LANDING ON MY WET PAINT AND FLOPPING AROUND) and voila! Suitcase table!
I'm not done with it yet; I still have to find some duper super cute fabric to cover the little glass insert in the middle with, but until then. I just was so excited about it so I posted it
My grandmother passed away recently, and left behind a mind-numbing amount of stuff. Literally, mind numbing. Living alone in a huge house for 20 years with a fondness for furniture will do that. SO. I absolutely love things with lots of drawers; I always have, so she left me this dresser.
I have always liked it, but I'm redo-ing my room with predominantly white furniture. A lot of sanding, wood-puttying, and paint fumes to the brain later...
I love it, I really do. You can't really tell in the pictures, but I sanded down all the edges so the brown comes through to make it look old. And the handles? Picture frames! I got them all for under $10 and hit them with some paint. I like how they are all different and kinda off kilter. Some of them have a different pattern on the top vs the bottom, as they were all vertical frames, and I like that too
The round one is my favorite I haven't decided if I will go back and put actual knobs on them or not. The drawers pretty much slide open by themselves, so I (hopefulllyy! haha) wont have too much of a problem. Cute > functional, right??