I’ve slowly been accumulating hats ever since we moved to Colorado. It tends to get super windy out of nowhere and I HATE the wind; for several reasons, really – like it gives me a headache, but also because it messes up my hair (duh).
Another DIY success! The Mr. and I spent the better part of the weekend building the DIY factory coffee cart that I shared with you last week. I am in LOVE with the results! The Mr. wasn’t crazy about it being so low in the beginning, but after seeing the finished product and listening to my endless explanations of why its height makes it great, I think he’s changed his tune (I can be very convincing).
I am in love with this “love” necklace. Yes, I’m aware I may be overusing the word “love.” But seriously, how cute is this?
I was super excited to see how simple this tutorial is! Kirsten from Studs and Pearls actually made this necklace to mimic one she found at Anthropologie, and I’m impressed with the results. I’ve been into DIY jewelry making lately; especially after the lockets I recently crafted. It’s a great, affordable way to add new pieces to your fashion stash.
Yesterday, in honor of Labor Day, I took the liberty of not laboring. Not on my blog, at least. I spent the weekend watching a lot of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix (the Mr. & I are totally addicted) and doing some DIY projects that I’ve had on my list for a while. Here’s what I worked on:
I thought I was done with the nursery, but then I ran across a map-covered lampshade on Pinterest and just had to do it for the nursery. I already had some pieces of leftover map from when I made the paper airplanes for the mobile, and a boring lamp with a fading lampshade – so how could I pass that up?
I was totally inspired last week when I ran across this tutorial on Make It and Love It for transforming a purse into a camera bag. I have probably the ugliest camera bag around… and it’s not big enough to hold extra lenses. We purchased it quickly because we needed it and didn’t really worry too much about the design. But as I’ve acquired more lenses and started carrying my camera around more, I realized it’s really impractical (did I mention ugly?).
Since cute camera bags cost an arm and a leg (upwards of $100), I think I’ll probably end up following a tutorial like this one to transform an affordable bag into a camera bag. I love that Ashley on Make It and Love It also uses the compartments to hold things like keys, diapers, toys, and snacks; I usually carry my camera around when I have a diaper bag full of stuff for my daughter anyway, so why not combine the two?
I am loving some of the bags at Forever21 right now, like this striped canvas bag (left, $27.80). But I’m also thinking that a faux leather messenger bag (right, $19.50) might be a good option so that I can convince my husband to carry it sometimes too!
Since my son’s nursery has a bit of an industrial feel to it, I really wanted to get one of those zinc letters from Anthropologie to hang on his wall. But since they run about $18 per letter, I decided to take the cheaper route and make a faux one.
I am working on finishing up my little craft corner in my bedroom (which you will get to see soon, I promise), and this past weekend I made some art for it that I thought I’d share.
I ran across this awesome free printable poster that read “Happiness is a Warm Glue Gun” from ManMadeDIY.com on Pinterest. My husband informed me that this is a play off a Beatles song, “Happiness is a Warm Gun,” to which I was not privy… I just happen to like glue guns; but suddenly I felt like it was a whole lot cooler.
For the longest time, I’ve been in love with these adorable bunnies that are made and sold by blogger Chez Beeper Bebe. Today I ran across a free tutorial and pattern that she offers on her blog so you can make your own, and I was so excited that I had to share!
Aren’t they adorable? I will definitely be making them from some old t-shirts for my little girl and soon-to-be boy for Easter. They’ll look perfect in their little baskets, and I like the idea of incorporating something homemade in every Easter basket. Last year, I made beanbag chicks from a Martha Stewart tutorial.
A few months back, I wrote a blog on different ideas for hanging photos and art without frames, since frames can be so expensive. It’s been one of my most popular posts, so I decided to do a follow-up with some more ideas I’ve come across. So without further ado, here they are: