Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
My big fat white sofa has been with us since 1995. The white has gotten dingy. The cushions are squished. The pillows look defeated. But still I keep it.
Unfortunately, the yellow rosettes pillow above, one of my favorites, is already out of stock. Fortunately we all know how to make our own now.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Hello. It's been a busy week. I've got a couple of projects going on but nothing quite ready to post. So we are going to feature this pretty wreath made from paper bags and a dollar store foam base from Taylor at Mary Janes and Galoshes via Dollar Store Crafts. You'll also need a glue gun and possibly a paper punch. Taylor provides a template for the butterflies.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Today's DIY project is a knockoff of a knockoff. I love all things second hand, including ideas.
Kate Pruitt, an artist who blogs at Design*Sponge came up with the brilliant idea of making a two-dimensional DIY jewelry bust from wood. Hers cost about $10 and required the use of an actual jigsaw.
I used Kate's template, posted here on Design*Sponge, and made one out of foam core board. Total cost: $1.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Here's my haul from the Goodwill store in Bonita Springs, Florida. We took a trip there with the folks a few weeks ago. Don't adjust your monitor settings. Everything really is grey or black. I got:
- new black peeptoe flats - walkable and cute.
- a grey comfy work dress
- a ruffled sweater by the British label Wrap (My mom actually found this.)
- a set of of white sailcloth curtains (Not pictured. Yet.)
Bonita Springs has a whole strip of great thrift stores. Here's my Bromeliad Living tip for the week when it comes to thrift shopping. Don't buy stuff just because it's cheap. Only buy what's cheap and fabulous. Lots of cheap adds up to expensive and then a need to clean the closet and give a pile to Goodwill.
We also enjoyed the beach.
And fishing with these guys.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Here are three ideas for those scads of silk flowers you see languishing on the shelves of Goodwill (or, worse yet, in your living room.)