do it yourself

Foxgram

2015-06-09_18-10-02I recently printed out a bunch of new photos for my house and went the instagram route, cause after all I feel like majority of my photos are on my phone these days. I used Foxgram and couldn’t be happier! I got the 3 x 4 prints and they came out great; and only $0.35 each! And that frame… it’s my new favorite!

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Copper Planter DIY

I’ve been eyeing several copper pieces lately and decided to try a DIY of my own. I scooped up the plant below at Home Depot and a terracotta planter to house it in. Just a few coats of spray paint and my copper planter was complete. Super simple and I love the way it turned out.

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DIY to Try

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I love a good DIY and to be honest I’ve really been slacking in the DIY department. For several reasons, but mainly I really don’t have room to add anything else to my tiny apartment. When I came across these four recent DIY projects I knew, one, they didn’t take up much room and two, I would actually use these {or gift them}. Adding these to my summer project list!

Terracotta Painted Pot {Triple Max Tons}

Embroidered Drawstring Bag {The Glitter Guide}

Summer Camp Appliqués {Little Tin Soldier} 

Summer Floral Arrangement {Style Me Pretty} 

The Dollar Bins

I bought these super cute canvas pouches for $1 {that’s right a $1, less than a pack of gum} from the dollar bins at Target and immediately came home and added my own personal touch. With a little paint and a homemade stencil, I think they came out pretty cute! Never underestimate the fun finds in the dollar bins at Target!

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*all photos my own

 

chalk paint

To be honest, I wasn’t planning on putting this on the blog {please ignore the crappy pics}, but when something is SO easy and the results are better than imagined, I feel like it’s a no brainer to share. I scooped up this end table from an antique market here in New Orleans a while back, and a few years later the table still battered and bruised.

I’ve heard a lot about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint {it’s not for chalk, so don’t let the name fool you}, and really wanted to know, is it as easy as they say? I tried my own hand at it, and let me tell you, it’s easier than I had ever dreamed. No sanding, no priming, just two coats of paint, a little dry time in between and I was done. The paint is pricey, but really goes a long way. I chose the original color and after I finished this table I went on and did my headboard {seen in the after photo below} and I still have paint left in the can. Only thing I would do different, and I still may do, is finish the table with the lacquer {they say it helps protect from water}. I still can’t get over the ease of painting and the fact all those old stains were fully covered.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint DIY

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give the gift of DIY

I had a set of wooden kitchen utensils lying around and decided to give them a little makeover, a super simple DIY, and one that turned very boring kitchen utensils into something more exciting to use. With the holidays upon us, I love the idea of giving a set of these with a fun platter or set of kitchen towels. The whole project only took about 20 minutes and I just added more white to the paint mix to create the ombre effect.

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I have been eyeing tassel necklaces for quite some time now {especially this one}, and decided to try my hand at making a few of my own. I have to say I think they came out pretty well, not to mention, this was a pretty simple DIY.  Just a few beads, a few tassels {Hobby Lobby has a great selection} and some cord to string it on, and that’s it!

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*all photos my own

 

son of a sailor

I learned a lot while at Texas Style Council, but my favorite class hands down, was a DIY with Son of a Sailor Jewelry and Supply. I absolutely love the look of painted leather, not to mention, many of their pieces are one-of-a kind.  This is a new to me brand and I can’t wait to watch them grow. Here are a few of my favorite pieces.

For a peek at my final DIY project, check it out over on my Facebook page! 

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