In preparation for launching my online boutique and Etsy shop, I’ve been working on an office/studio space in my home. I knew I needed some good storage space, but I wasn’t finding exactly what I wanted. I took a trip down to The Habitat ReStore and found this amazing wardrobe/cabinet for $20! With a little TLC, I knew this would make the perfect piece.
The only thing new I purchased for this DIY project was the chrome knobs that I found on clearance at Target!
I removed the stapled in material and replaced it with a mirror that I cut down from a full length mirror I already had. After hours of stripping, sanding, and washing down with TSP, not all of the red paint came off. I decided to leave it and stain over it. I actually loved how the hints of red paint popped through the Red Mahogany stain. Sometimes projects don’t turn out exactly how you image, they turn out better!
When my hubby purchased the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 for my birthday gift, I thought “I am meant to have a Clueless themed party!“. I set up a fun photo area and purchased plenty of film so everyone could snap away.
I created these custom badges so everyone could protect their pics when taking them home.
I also set up a party favor table with fluffy pens (a Clueless staple), party hats, and camera film!
It was a fun night and a great way to celebrate my 26th birthday!
I found this amazing photograph titled “Trying Too Hard” by Brian Vu on Pinterest. I love everything about this photo. I thought, how cool would that print be on material!?! So now, I give you another DIY project.
1) I found an outline of a hand I liked online and printed it out on a piece of card stock paper.
2) Cut out the hand.
3) Trace the hand on the thick craft foam.
4) Cut out the hand.
5) Glue the craft foam hand onto the wooden plaque. (I got my wooden plaque for under $3 in the craft wood section at Hobby Lobby.)
6) Let it dry.
7) Place the paint on your new stamp. (I used a sponge.)
8) Stamp away!
I used my new home decor material to recover a wooden chair I purchased at the Salvation Army for under $6! This will be a great piece that will go in our new home office. I can’t wait to reveal the room to you all when it’s finished!
I am finishing up my first mini-series, Thankful Tuesdays, with my favorite thing about fall: the holiday season! Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of my favorite holidays! They are filled with family, food, and gifts! There is something truly magical about the look, feel, and smell of this time of year. I took a trip to the Festival of Trees with my sisters and mother to see mom’s flower arrangement she created for the event.
Glitter and Glisten, this year’s theme!
My big sister, Leeann, and her sweet baby girl, Eliana.
My nephew, Asher, excited about the Captain America stocking!
Here I am with my third Thankful Tuesday! One thing I really love about November is the Christmas shopping season. Yes, I said it. I enjoy Christmas shopping and wrapping gifts. Here is a fun project to wrap up a fabulous something for the fashionista in your life with a DIY gift bag!
I’m back with my second Thankful Tuesday and it’s all about hats! Fall is the perfect time to break out hats of all kinds. Here are a few of my favorites…
Storing hats used to be problematic until I picked up vintage hat boxes at antique malls and flea markets. I painted a white Styrofoam head that I got from Hobby Lobby and had a little photo session with her. I created tags to label the boxes, so now I know exactly which hats live where!