diy fur stool

after completing the desk, i felt like i could benefit from a small foot stool while i’m working on the computer (and, it’s dreary outside, so a project was in order).  after collecting the supplies, pulling out my staple gun and electric drill and staining the wood legs, all it took was an hour to complete my little{glamorous} foot stool!

supply board IMG_1159_1IMG_1156 copy IMG_1158

diy computer desk

living in a 700 square foot apartment means that every corner of every room needs to function for multiple tasks.  my living room serves as my craft space, my sit on my bum and watch tv space and my work on the computer space (not to mention gigi’s play space).  having previously owned a lap top, i didn’t have to worry about a designated computer desk, so purchasing my first desktop presented its own challenge.  i needed a small desk area in my already cramped living space that had the smallest footprint possible.

in the end, a floating shelf made the most sense.  two heavy duty brackets and a closet shelf later, i love my new desk and my cozy nook!  by trimming the shelf board with washi tap, it completed the look and added a pop of color to my “desk.”  (sidenote: clearly, i need some cord management, sorry for the mess.)

Untitled-1 IMG_1135 copy IMG_1137 copy IMG_1138

floral crown.

floral crowns/garlands are allllllll the rage right now.  my trendy little sister, molly ann, obviously wanted in on the action.  after perusing the four-story topshop during my last trip to nyc, i regrettably left their garland due to the crazy price (not too crazy, but astronomical to the everyday diy’er).  naturally, i began googling/pinteresting away to find the best way to recreate this boho accessory.  little did i know, there was an excellent tutorial on one of my fave blogs, bleubirdvintage.typepad.com (thank you, whit, for introducing me to the amazingness that is james’ blog).  straight to michael’s i went, and, a few hours later, i created the below. obviously, we couldn’t go without a photo shoot including the inspiration herself.
*disclaimer: the project was a bit more time consuming/trickier than i expected, but totally worth it in the end*

IMG_0464 copy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           d

IMG_0569 copy

molly

IMG_0576