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Adorable Custom Fairy Tree!

img_1331Last summer, two good friends asked me to create a giant magical fairy tree for their daughter’s bedroom, and I finally installed it last week!  Since I was pregnant at the time, and then later had a newborn to care for, I had to take it slowly…I think we can safely say that six months is pretty darn slow!  😉  Here’s how I built and installed it: Continue reading

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On the 5th Day of Christmas…Decorate!

Our gorgeous tree!

Our gorgeous tree!

I love weird, quirky and vintage holiday decorations the best, but honestly, I can get behind pretty much anything Christmas-y.   The first thing most people notice about my tree is how many ornaments are on it…as if they expected me to be tastefully spare!  HA!  While all of mine have a lot of meaning and sentimental value, I also believe there can never be “too many ornaments”.   It’s Christmas!  It’s supposed to be just a little tacky in my humble opinion.   After the jump, see how my friend made a gorgeous wreath out of paper around their apartment and check out the ornaments I made for my store this year! Continue reading

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The End of an Era

photoAs Jeff and I settle into our new swanky baby-friendly apartment, I wanted to take a moment to remember everything that happened in our DIY garage loft that made me start this blog in the first place.    So…here’s a little trip down memory lane…How It All Started, The Next Step, The Step After That, Getting Closer, One Last Disaster, Or So We Thought…, and The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For.

Proof for the baby that we were cool, edgy New Yorkers once!

Proof for the baby that we were cool, edgy New Yorkers once!

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Booze Makeover

When my good pal, Arthur, sent me this project, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it for my own bar!  Like him, I also hate looking at ugly food labels on things exposed in my kitchen (which is why I’ve transferred all of my flour and grains into matching glass containers).  Aesthetics aside, his bar-bottle-makeover-project is brilliant for another reason too.  No one will ever have to know how cheap your alcohol is!    Here are his instructions, with my own side bars (hee hee) in red.

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