DIY

Thrifting Thursday’s: Episode 1

Ok, so this is a series that I am very excited to announce…Thrifting Thursday’s: From This to That!! It’s no secret that I thoroughly enjoy the adventure of scavenging through the unknown of 2nd hand to find that one special piece that I “can’t live without”. Tuesday’s post made that fact even more clear. But...

Envisioning Fall

Last Spring, I envisioned my style motivation with a Personal Style Vision Board. I’ve found that this is a wonderful exercise when preparing for a closet reorganization, a seasonal shopping trip, or personal style re-evaluation. Leading up to a new season, I collect images that evoke the spirit of what inspires me for that time....

This Old Thing?

“Ready Aim Redesign!”…an awesome opportunity to get involved with a Dallas based charitable organization that is dedicated to “bringing good design to those less fortunate, inspiring them to maintain a standard of living that they can be proud of and thrive in”. If you have some old furniture worth fixing-up, take the chance to finish...

Jewelry Do-Over

Continuing with this morning’s feature. Remember this post? It’s been a while! Finally, after all the chaos of this Spring and Summer, I found the opportunity to apply some of those simplifying and organizing tips to my jewelry shelf. I still have many more ideas to develop in this area, like reframing all my favorite...

Summer Succulents

Summer brings to mind so many different emotions and images. This past (well not quite past yet) summer will be remembered for many things…this…this…and definitely¬†this. But I will also enjoy recalling my trip to the Minneapolis Walker Museum Sculpture Garden and Conservatory. I happened upon these brilliant succulents during my walk in the greenhouse and...

Mirror Ribbons

Whenever I find a new element in design that I haven’t seen before (there is a lot that is recycled quiet frequently) I like to wonder what sparked the idea or stirred the inspiration initially. I came across this unique mirror application in one of Jessica Helgerson’s recent projects and thought the same thing. How...

Why Don’t You…

In the famous words of the late and eternally great Diana Vreeland, “Why Don’t You”…Bring your artwork to life…literally!! How whimsical and charming would this idea be paired with pieces similar to the ones featured earlier today? If you try it, let me know how it goes.

New Environments…Blank Canvas

Ok, so it’s been a while…seems like ages. But David and I have safely arrived in our new home of Fort Worth, TX and, after a long week of crisis management, we are¬†slowly settling into our new environment. Of course, as you can imagine, I already have grand schemes and plans for our humble hacienda...

Making the Most of What You’ve Got

This unique abode offers a simple lesson in the value and hidden potential that can be found in the odds and ends of our homes. Notice the collage of frames that appear to be a collection of unmatched pieces. And then the assemblage of gold lamp bases without their shades…funky and unexpected but against the...

Innova-sion

*Wink….get it…innovation and fash. ok, I know I’m cheesy. But I can’t help it! Anyway, here’s a little something quirky and fun to jumpstart your week. I just had to share! (by the way, I found these images via my friend Christina *thanks Christina* but the site name is not one I want to spell...

Alternative Wall Work

Ever since I posted these images several weeks back, I have been collecting and compiling images of wall treatments in a similar style. Each, in their own way, could be a really fun and unique DIY project. For those who like to build their own environments, I think you will really like today’s post. Enjoy!...

Flower Cinch…

As a follow-up from Wednesday…maybe florals are more your style…try clipping a few of those popular flower accessories to your belt instead of your hair. For inspiration, here is a variation on a theme by Rochas for this Spring season:

Try This…

Attach an old heirloom or thrift found brooch to your belt or waist line and have an instantly dazzling ensemble…

Hands On!

For those of you that don’t know, I am finishing my last semester of school at MTSU studying Interior Design. It has been a long journey and I am so excited to get out into the world and see what I can make of it! This semester I am finishing my final two design classes...

Channeling a Vision…

Recently I have been following the amazing Jess and all her contributors at Make Under My Life blog. Besides her beautiful jewelry business, she shares many helpful and motivational messages each day and slowly but surely I am finding the time and means to try them out. One of my favorite ideas (and the central...

How to Properly…Show Off Your Bling!

Earlier this week I referred to some really cool blogs I had discovered and told you I would be sharing soon. So, here it is… Make Under My Life…one of the most exciting finds in a while! This jewelry designer of Jess LC, based out of Chicago, writes an inspirational blog in which she shares...

On a Roll with Buttons

Here is another fantastic reuse idea that could potential alleviate the excess button problem I know so many of us have. Use those odd, discarded buttons for a charming necklace or bracelet… These examples from Marni’s Fall 2009 collection are slightly more embellished than you may want to try but, still an exciting idea. Felt...

Save Those Old Calendars

Today’s post is a healthy dose of DIY information as a follow-up from yesterday’s subject…well really from the past week. Recently, I been talking a lot about reusing the good items that you already have for a new and exciting purpose. Yesterday, I shared a few images of vintage posters that I absolutely love! Well,...