One of my New Year’s resolutions was to start sprucing up my kitchen, and within the first week of the new year, I already have a couple of projects done. Go me!
This DIY wooden rack was my first order of business; it’s something I’ve been wanting to make for quite a long time to hang my aprons on. It was inspired by something I saw at an indie craft fair a while back, and I just kinda winged it – but it turned out pretty good anyway!
I had already picked up the three large nails I used as hangers at the Pasadena flee market a couple of years ago, not knowing what I would use them for. Each is stamped with a different number of significance in our lives (my daughter’s birthday, the year we married, and the day we married).
We were headed to the pumpkin patch this weekend and I decided at the last minute that I wanted my daughter to wear something festive. She didn’t own anything orange, black, or fall looking, so I ran to the Dollar Tree and picked up a white tee shirt for $1. Then I created my own pumpkin applique and whipped up a cute shirt in about 30 minutes.
My little man is quite the drooler. It’s possible that at 4 months he is already teething, or it could just be that he’s one of those kids who’s going to constantly drool for the next few months. Either way, I pretty much need to have a bib on him at all times unless I feel like changing his soaking wet onesie every couple of hours. Did I mention he also spits up all.the.time.?
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).
My husband and I plan on spending this weekend building this coffee table with plans from the amazing Ana White. If you’ve ever been interested in building your own furniture, Ana has tons of plans and instructions on her website.
I want our table to look pretty similar to the one above, except I think we will be using regular rubber casters because steel ones are so expensive! I did extensive research online, and couldn’t find any below $12 per piece. $12 x 4 wheels plus shipping just isn’t in our budget… So instead, I will probably be picking up some 5″ casters from Harbor Freight Tools for only $6.99 a piece.
It was time for me to breathe some life back into this old skirt. I’ve owned it for a couple of years now, and recently decided to pull it out of my closet on one of those days where I felt like I had nothing to wear. After checking out the silhouette, I decided the a-line shape was boring and outdated, and that it definitely needed to be updated to a tulip skirt.
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.
I planned on doing so many things this weekend (inlcuding my book storage tray), but this display is the only crafty thing I actually accomplished. Oops.
Anyway, I’ve been collecting photo strips for years now; the first one being when my husband and I first started dating. Now we get them taken with our kids when we visit the fair, or anywhere else we run across a photo booth. I haven’t been able to figure out a way to display them until now.