on a run to my local walgreens today i noticed these awesome flowers in the parking lot, (the pink wrinkly ones with yellow in the middle & the purple fuzzy one pictured below) can't believe those live in a parking lot! so then i went around and grabbed other flower/plant thingies from my block and made an impromptu bouquet, and yes the blurriness in the last pix is on purpose, i liked that one the best.
ok so earlier today i was looking at the very first post i put up, and i noticed that i only have ONE post for my d.i.y. goodness section and that's lame and sad. i do stuff all the time! therefore, i decided to share this little project...since a few of my friends have a bday this weekend i needed to make birthday cards and this idea suddenly popped in my head...i took patterns i like and recreated them using colored paper, and voila!
design sponge, is a blog i love and read daily, every year they hold a d.i.y. contest, and this year a reader named angie, submitted the jewelry cabinet below, (to read more about it, click here)
the cabinet was made using ikea's fira storage cabinets (pictured below)
so i was inspired to do my own version of angie's creation, i only used two fira cabinets instead of three and i added tapered furniture legs that i found at a hardware store. i used a walnut stain and finished it with a satin varnish.
and voila! now i have a neat place to store paper and place my keys on when i walk through the door!