Sunday, August 7, 2011

Office Nic-Naks for $4.50

Now that I have a new job I have less time to blog.

But now I have an office and it needs some love. So of course I went to Marshalls.

I bought 2 candles for $1.50 each on clearance. They are a nice cream color that goes with the colors in my office and it has a wood grain effect to them.
I got my new silhouette on Wednesday and I've been figuring everything out. This is one of my first "real" and "successful" projects. 

I just used some white computer paper that I had to cut out a design. Then I used some clear contact paper that I had to secure it around the candle. I think it turned out really cute. A cheap simple way to give a boring candle interest.

I also bought this cute Candle votive for $1.50 on clearance because it had a little chip on one of the "petals". I figured for a $1.50 I could put that side towards the back ;)

It was a dark brown/black color which would have gone fine with the office colors but I'm not a very "black" person. Plus everything else was white that I had in my area. So I sprayed it white. I thought it  went great with the frame that I got a few months ago ($4 at Marshalls) that I will also be taking to the office. 

I'll post a picture when I have everything set up :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Little paint makes it A LOT better!

Remember this super cute ...uhh... thing... I got at the thrift store?

Well I finally painted it. I decided to go with white. I really like it white. It doesn't "blend in" as much as I thought it might. I really like it. What do you think?

This is where it is going to go:

So as I was waiting for my stuff to dry, this cat walked up the staircase outside and into my Apartment!! He was walking around like he owned the place. I've never seen the cat before. I shooed him out, but then he hung out on the porch while I finished my painting. 
Crazy Cat!

I really like how it turned out. What do you think?

Yesterday I bought 2 candles for $1.50 each on clearance at Marshalls and I also bought this cute Candle votive for $1.50 on clearance because it had a little chip. 

Tomorrow I'll show you what I did with them. 

(I'll give you a hint: I used my *new* silhouette!)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NO-Sew Halter top: Updated

One of my very first posts I did was a tutorial on how to make a Halter top from a Men's shirt. Since then I've gotten a few features and lots a wonderful feedback. Quite a few people have commented on how low it is and non "Bra-friendly". 

I wore my top the other day and wanted to show you guys how this top will look with a spaghetti strap shirt layered underneith it. I wore a strapless bra.

You can also wear it with a tank top if you need to wear a full bra. 

I still think this looks is just as cute with a tank as without :)