Monday, May 30, 2011

The Free Sofa RE-VAMP

About 2 months ago I got a new roommate. My old roomie took her couch with her, so I needed to get a new one. But the timing was Terrible and I could not afford a couch. My budget was about $50. I knew I could get something with potential for that price. I could always cover it or paint it or something. 

After searching craigslist I actually found one for FREEEEE annndddd..... Look at this thing:

Seriously. Too good to be true! This... free. If I had unlimited money to get anything I wanted, this would be the style I would choose. But.... it was a little dirty:

Check out the photos and the "after picture after the jump". 

(and you can also read the great story of how I got it into my apartment)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Spring Wreath

Now I know its almost Summer now, but I did this project about a month ago so it was more appropriate at the time. And it still looks cute for summer :)

 I'm sure there are tons of tutorials on these flowers but I posted how I did mine for this one. This is the first time I've done this sort of flower. I really like how they turned out.

Read more to see how I made the flowers and attached it all....

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Last Minute Headwrap

Wow! Where have I been?? 

Ive been finishing up one of the hardest semesters since I started school. I had to make a portfolio of all of my work which took me about 160 hours just to assemble the books. And of course I procrastinated and did all 160 hours back to back. It was about 10 days of NOTHING but portfolio. 

But I'm done!! and I was accepted into my program! Yay! There were 35 people who submitted and 22 made it in. So I'm pretty proud of myself :D  Then we did a gallery showing of our stuff. Lots of Crazy-busy-ness. (Yea that's a word.)

But now I'm BACK! And I have lots of fun projects building up to show you. So lets get started, yea?

First up: Super easy Head wrap....That doubles as a belt!

I have this lovely little sundress that I love but I have no jewelery or anything to go with it. So while I was waiting for my roommate to finish getting ready for our outing, I made a headwrap. Headbands give me a huge headache almost instantly. Thats why I like head wraps because I can make them tighter or looser.

"Read more" to see the easy tutorial..

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday: My First Time

I would like to take this opportunity to brag about my outfit today:

Sweater from old navy: $8 brand new at a thrift store
Roxy Dress: $4 at a thrift store
Sandals(not shown. oops): $7 on sale at New York and Company

Not bad eh?
Lets see if I can get even cheaper next week. Er.. I mean, More Thrifty :)