DIY for Dorm Livin'

I don't post a lot of DIY things.  Because there are alot of DIY'ers better than me!!  

But I thought I'd share some DIY'ing going on during the dorm prep that has been going on in this house.

First, you know I moved Erin to Auburn last week. 
She has graduated from the dorm to an apartment.

I would like to say how impressed I am with her interest and skills.
We have done "arts and crafts" in this house FOREVER.

She has put her skills to good use.

Her own Chevron Headboard.



The Frame we picked up at Brimfield two summers ago and she has used it to "hang" her snapshots of college life and friends.


The little chest was in my parents's home forever.  It was brown/oak. Ick.

Some Clean White paint.



   Emerald Green on the hardware.
Just what a girl needs.  Some Emerald.


The Jack Wills shams were re-purposed from her previous dorm room.  Adding the Fluff.

Then, back on the home front ... Callie and I are prepping for her FIRST Dorm Run.

She has a TEENY room.  So we are on a mission to make her walls talk.

Bulletin Board you say ... 


We went to Michaels searching the aisles.  
We wanted larger than the pre-made bulletin boards.
Thinking we would be doing a little foam core board with cork ... then how to hang it and keep it from being too flimsy?

We stumbled onto this.


A large Art Canvas.  This solved several problems.

On a wood frame ... easy to hang.
Wouldn't have to piece together foam core with tons of duct tape.
Okay ... it was $39.99. Really more than I wanted to spend.
But I have the Michael's App on my phone. Erin downloaded this for me.
Thank you.
Back to school scratch tickets gave me 25% off my entire sale.
Sold.


Cork Put on with Spray adhesive.  And some extra fabric I had from my Office Illusion.

Over some batting.  I like things Soft.  Clearly this is why I don't work out.


Back inside for Orange Grosgrain Ribbon and Thumbtacks.
Bucknell's colors are Orange and Blue.
So don't go thinking I MADE her do Orange.



Spray Painted Wooden Monogram.
Hot Glued On.


TA DA ... 



 She just announced she would like a twin size headboard like her sister's.  
Guess what we'll be doing that over the weekend.

Yep.  More Arts and Crafts.  What have you been DIY'ing lately?  Please share!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo,

kim


Orange and Emerald ...

The chair brings the Orange.  Nature brings the Emerald!


This chair literally fell together!  I love it when this happens ... it was a no-thought come together of the best kind!

Hopefully you remember the day I found the skin ... one of those purchases that I truly had no idea where it was going to be used.  Just knew it needed to be mine!

Once I made the decision to use the leather on my chair, I wasn't entirely sure what fabric I wanted on the pillows to complement my chair.  And I wasn't pressed to make a decision which is always a good thing!

And this happened.



The blue/white print is from an old Lilly Skirt that I had in a pile to go to GoodWill.  I loved that skirt, it was getting a little short!  I just glanced over one day while doing the laundry and decided it needed to be a funky little pillow!

I call it Preppy Zebra!

I also didn't want to lose the "spirit of the skirt" so I left the little brass button and pocket!



Then the crazy popular Chiang Mai Dragon fabric.  I was in my upholsterer's workroom one afternoon a couple of weeks ago and saw this:


Well, I stopped in my tracks ... this is beautiful ... what a lucky person bringing this home.  Ha Ha, fooled me!  It was already used and done.  This sofa was in for a little facelift of it's own to become leather.  

Well ... hmmm ... what are you doing with the fabric when you pull it off?  I asked.

Um, can I have a piece?

Well ... sure ... and here it is my "vintage" fabric pillow.  

Couldn't be happier!!



My throw is a vintage Kantha quilt ... it is so soft and HUGE!  Was purchased to use on our hammock.  But now it is the true traveling blanket!



Yes, the chair will reside in my Illusion Office ... but if I could, I would leave it right here in the grass ... isn't it lovely?


Murphy gives a nod of approval ... the chair brought him out into the heat for a few minutes ... then he disappeared back under the deck into the rocks!  Poor Guy, the heat is really killing him.


Last week brought together my ya ya's and their families.  My Family.  We have been spending a week together every summer for 17 years.  We each come away relaxed, loved, and re-juiced for the next year!  
I have been blessed by their friendship, thank you my dear friends!

Thank you for hanging in with me and continuing to check in! 

Making the World more Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo,

kim

Emerald + Coral = Love

The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show is going on this week.  Wish I were there!!

Lot's of Eye Candy for sure ...



Via

So while dreaming of fun bright Colorful Jewels ... I continued my Little Brain Adventure and dreamt up a Posh room in Palm Beach if I lived a very different life!!



All based on the two colors that make me Tick and a piece of Art I wish I owned!!

Via

As I am writing this my hands are still a little frosty from taking the dogs out in the Snow.  Perhaps that's what makes my Brain Travel so much fun!!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow ... Week 3 of the ORC

xo,

kim