Friday, December 7, 2012

My Aparment!

Well, now that I have my own place, I've been decorating like crazy.  I've been buying things here and there.  Mostly at Goodwill, antique stores, and Target.  And some things I've made.

Here are some photos of the highlights (when a room is completely finished I will post pictures):

Nice and mostly organized pantry {more on that later}.

This cabinet was at my dad and step-mom's house and was passed down from my dad's side of the family.  It holds "junk" in the top drawer, table linens in the second, and more of grandma's china in the bottom.

The cabinet above was dug out of my grandparents' basement and it will soon be turned into a bar cabinet.  The sign was from a bar my dad used to go to in Florida- it had a large ear of corn drawn on it and took about 2 hours to get off.



My sister had left a couple of the plastic bins in the linen closet and a bunch of her leftover "extreme couponing" purchases, so I went and got a couple more bins and chalk wrote on them perfectly.
Free dresser from Aunt Sandy!

Curtains made from a twin flat sheet dyed pink.  Cheap mirror on the left with coffee filter flowers.  And the painting by ME!

{sorry for the blurry-ness} I got this library stool from the Derby City Antique Mall.  I can't decide if I actually like it with books on it like this, but we'll see if I can figure out how to change things around.

Craft corner decor.
Well, there is your sneek peak.  I will post more as I finish each room.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DIY Vintage Jello Mold Catch-All

My cousin, Leah, and her friend and roommate, Stephanie, came to visit a couple of weeks ago and we went to breakfast then to the Crazy Daisy Antique Mall.

{Taken with Instagram}

It's a really cool place!  I actually went there a few days before then and bought a table and bar cart (stay tuned for photos).

When with Leah, I got these cute little jello molds.

Metal Punch

Set your tins in the pattern you want them and mark where to punch your holes to attach them.

I was going to use jump rings, and you can, but then I decided to just use some thin wire and wrapped it like this:

I laid mine out ina six-sided shape.

Now it's my catch-all for all things metal- safety pins, decorative keys, alligator hair clips, pin backs, and ring bases.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

DIY Crochet Hook Case

Hey guys!  I know it's been a while.  I'm going to try my hardest to get back into blogging now that I've moved and I'm going to have quite a few projects to blog.  My first is my Crochet Hook case.

My Aunt's (my uncle's wife) mother died :( and so she got a lot of her furniture and such.  Well, she gave me her dresser and in it was A LOT of craft things that were her mother's including a handful of crochet hooks.  So, now I have a ton and I just threw them into a small vase, but then when I need a specific one I have to go through and check the size on each one.  This is too much work, so I made a case for them.

{Please forgive any blurry photos I'm having technical difficulties with the camera lens I dropped on the floor.}

Lots of crochet hooks
Embroidery floss and needle


First I stitched on the letters, which isn't my strong suit so forgive my technique.  Then I folded the bottom up to make a pouch then I did a blanket stitch (my first) around the sides and top.  Then I put a set of hooks into the pouch and stitched it up (I did it this way instead of just making them all the same because each set was a different width).

{Again sorry for the blurry-ness}

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