Like macrame and book-binding, soapmaking seems a pursuit meant only for the super crafty. But don’t be fooled– it’s actually as easy as making pasta. ..More or less. Last night, my friend, Hannah (of Hannah Bakery) brought a crew over to my place for this tutorial as part of her month-long birthday learning series. Let me give… Continue reading →
Archive for the DIY & Repurposing Category
Pinterest, home to bridal fantasies and endless re-purposed shipping crates… otherwise known as ‘Pallets’, as I’ve learned from the enterprising site. Perhaps, like me, you hadn’t paid much attention to them before, but now that Pinterest has excited you with the potential these ubiquitous scrap treasures hold, you at least consider grabbing one and exploring your inner carpenter.
Considering Chevron everything is “in” right now (see previous post about it here) and this West Elm ZigZag Rug was kinda pricey, I got creative to recreate the look for less.
I thought I was a genius for coming up with the idea of painting an old rug I found in my mother’s garage but apparently its been done before (Pinterest knows everything). So after taking a few helpful pointers, I started this crafty little project that was cheap and easy.
Working in a creative field, it’s an obvious requisite to keep your creative space fresh and inspiring. Our latest DIY studio project: a magnetic chalkboard wall to keep track of important businessy things and write messages to each other. All it takes is magnetic primer and chalkboard paint, which you can find at your local or big box hardware store.