Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Upcycles in my Room

So, continuing on our home makeover (why buy new when you can make it prettier for cheaper?), I decided to recover my lovely pink pillow--what can I say, I'm a girly girl. :) --this particular pillow cover was one of my very first "home decor" projects. 

But it is definitely time for a change--to continue the theme of our new room, I headed off to JoAnns and purchased some gold and green brocades (I LOVE brocades!)--and here is the result:

Of course, since that upcycle was so much fun, I decided to try my hand at another one--this time, my little pink bed lamp (again, pink of course, haha). I forgot to get a full picture before I got started on my project, but I did snap one of the lamp shade, so you can see the big difference:

So out to the shed I went for some spray paint:

and painted the base (once pink) brown (but with some glittery top coat, haha):

There's the glittery shine! ;)

While that was drying, I got to work on the lampshade--real high tech pattern making, I know, I just rolled the lampshade and traced, like the kids do with shapes in first grade. :)

Once cut out, I simply glued the fabric onto the old shade with a glue gun.

Then I added just a bit of gold ribbon for the trim, and voila! :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

What I Wore: Sunshine and a New Haircut!

I've had long hair my entire life--once I cut it shoulder-length in middle school, but other than that I've been pretty determined to keep my long luscious locks. ;) However, since getting married, my sense of adventure is coming back and I am loving trying new things! 

So, here we go--from this:

To this!

And, of course, with a new haircut I had to go with one of my favorites--my lovely sunshine look, dress and ring made by me. :)

and the yellow polka dot shoes--yellow is such a happy color! :)