09/18/12

DIY Earring Hanger

I added some more love to my book page wall with a romantic, vintage inspired earring holder. Remember when I redid all those frames for my desk area? Well in that mix was a massive framed photo of a family.

I felt so bad throwing that out, but it was in a thrift store so I imagine they weren’t really that into it anyway?

I got the frame for $5 and I removed the photo.

I painted it the same color as all the other frames. I then sanded the edges.

I was stuck on what to do with the inner edge of the frame. This was a more spongy materials so it was hard to paint over. Since my book pages were just soaked, I used a few to fill this space. I then sealed it with the Krylon Satin finish. If the pages weren’t wet, I would have used rubber cement or some other adhesive.

When I first moved in I saw this gold mesh material in a roll and I asked who was using it. No one claimed it so I was given permission to use it. It was the perfect size so I didn’t have to cut it. I then used my staple gun to attach the mesh to the frame.

I love that the pages on the inside of the frame accent the full wall of pages behind it.

Is it scary to confess that these are not all the earring I own? A little. I have a few more dangling on another cute earring holder that stands on my dresser.

Here are some close ups. Quite cute ey?

Here’s the before and after shot!

02/7/12

DIY Jewelry Holder

Do you have excessive amounts of jewelry? Guilty! So there’s gotta be a way to display your amazing jewels without shoving them in a box and forgetting about them. Check out some rad DIY jewelry holders:

You know I’ve got love for branches.

I LOVE that print inside the shadow box… hmm my wheels are turning…

Damn I wish my clothes were as neatly folded like this!

It’s a rake! Brilliant!

Of course, I love the assortment of different knobs.

Chicken wire is quite versatile.

I believe this was a table top turned into a jewelry hanger

Gorgeous frame.

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12/9/11

Holiday Gift Guide- 10 Gifts Under $25

As you all know, I am in the holiday spirit. What better way to celebrate then to gift one another with amazing gifts for under $25. Even better, all of these items come from Etsy which means we are supporting small business owners. Ya holiday season!

As I sit here, sipping a coconut creme tea, I constantly dream of everything coconut. Thankfully they make candles.  coconut candle - $6.25

Lately, I’ve been really into this kind of print art on reused paper and of course who can say no to a cute owl.  print  – $10.00

Sounds brilliant! Never even heard of it, but I love it. reusable snack bag - $6.00

If I could name you a few of my essentials in life, one would definitely be a leather-bound journal. leather journal -$24.50

As an ex-coffee drinker and big time current tea drinker, big mugs are my happy place. I especially like this one because it reminds me of my abstract art.  mug - $12.50

Ok, when I got my new iPhone a few years ago, I promised myself I would take care of it. That I would constantly keep it protected. Well…. Let’s just say, no. I have been iPhone unprotected for many months now. Shockingly, my iPhone is still alive, so I know these skins, although purely decorative, would still protect my phone better then I am now.  wood iPhone skin - $9.99

Scarves are the best. Whales are the best. whale scarf - $17.00

I l<3 ve fingerless gloves, especially this knit and this color.  fingerless gloves – $20.00

Jewelry is special. Birds and cages: they could never do me wrong.   bird necklace – $18.50

Oh and neither can feathers. Ok, throw a key in there. I won’t be mad at ya.  feather necklace – $24.00

So basically, I realized, I made my own shopping list for myself. Hopefully others have the same taste as me and this could help on their shopping list.

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