Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

September 22, 2013 0

Living Room Fireplace Restored: How to Remove Paint from Marble

By in Apartment, DIY

Our apartment building was built in 1905 and retains most of its original charm. I’ve seen a few of the other units in the building – they all share the same layout, just mirrored – which was enough for me to know that we were missing something. The other apartments boast marble and tile fireplaces […]

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June 4, 2013 1

My DIY Wedding Centerpieces

By in DIY, Wedding

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost nine whole months since the wedding. Even harder to believe, I haven’t shared any pictures of the wedding with you. I think I was just really wedding-ed out by the end of it and needed a break from everything wedding. Of all the decorations we made for […]

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March 27, 2013 6

Box Cushion Makeover

By in DIY, Furniture, I have an opinion

I did it! I finally did it! I bought this chair over a year ago for only $25 with big dreams of dressing it with beautiful, gray wool cushions. After washing the cushion covers and replacing the foam, we lived with the orange, holey and corduroy cushions for over a year. I frowned every time […]

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December 21, 2012 1

DIY Modern Holiday Greeting Cards

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For our three month wedding anniversary, we had a little Christmas get-together for our wedding party. I made a set of invitations with black and gold washi tape under a triangle tree that swings to the side to reveal all the details. These worked great as invitations but would be equally great as Christmas cards. […]

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June 15, 2012 7

Wedding Crafts

By in DIY, Wedding

The wedding is in just three months and the crafts have begun. We’re making all the decorations ourselves for the same reasons most people do that sort of thing: we’re on a tight budget, we’re crafty, and we’re adorably ambitious. We’re crafting for those reasons but I’m in it for the CONTROL. There will be […]

March 14, 2012 58

SVALBO Hack

By in Apartment, DIY, Furniture, Trends

Andy and I were endlessly searching for the perfect table for the entryway in our apartment. We needed something with at least one shelf for storage but with enough room underneath for tall boots and shoes. And of course, we wanted a budget-friendly option. I’d been keeping my eye on the whole dipped furniture trend […]

December 27, 2011 2

DIY Last Minute Greeting Cards

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Right before Christmas, I realized I was short on cards to give with gifts. I had lots of leftover supplies from making gift toppers (I used this tutorial from Nice Package) and very little time so I made simple, cute cards to match my gift wrap theme. Although these were for Christmas, with different materials, […]