I have a super simple project to stir-up your creativity this weekend. Why don’t we take a few minutes to re-style a side table or console we have in our homes? The fun of it is looking around your place for fun treasures to style the table. A few nice table books that have been hanging in your library, a few ceramic pieces you collect, something that feels a little unusual, maybe a souvenir from a trip and while you are at it, grab a plant you have around your house. Here are a few inspiration pics to get you going.The Zhush 2.Via Old Brand New 3. Via Tina Hellberg 4. Via GreyandScout
If you’re like me, I’m sure you have a few sweaters lying in your closet collecting dust. You know, the ones you threw into the dryer by accident but can’t seem to part with because it cost you a pretty penny. Or maybe you just love the pattern and have stored it away in the hopes that one day you’ll find an amazing project to use it for. Well, I found the perfect reincarnation for this old wool sweater of mine. I found it at a thrift store last year but have never worn it because it was way too big and very unflattering. Honestly, I just loved the pattern. †I spotted it from afar and knew it had to be mine.The tag read Ralph Lauren, 100% lambswool and it was $3.00. †The wool is extremely thick and I knew I could transform it into something fun. It was much too thick to sew into mittens so I thought, why not a laptop sleeve? I would have loved to have used a bright fabric for the inside lining but because the wool was already so thick, it would have been impossible to sew on my machine. Something to keep in mind if you decide to tackle this yourself and want to add more colour! Project by AMY DEL ROSARIO
Still moments. Something I don’t have a lot of time for right now. It seems all my worlds are colliding. Most days I’m just hanging on by a thread. I guess what I’m trying to say is that things might be a little quieter around here in the coming weeks while I wrap up a few projects at work.
Detail from the Portinari Altarpiece by Hugo van der Goes.
See you on the flip side.
(Good news. The redesign of my blog is almost there. Soon, I promise.)
I spend most of my day in front of a computer but I would love to have more time to build, paint, craft and just create things that I love. A big reason I am this way is because of my Dad. He is a welder by trade but he’s also very handy and creative. I remember spending many weekends at Home Depot and watching him slave over projects with scrap pieces of wood (p.s. I think this is why I love the smell of cut wood and sawdust). I just love the colour, texture and warmth that wood tones can bring to any space. -Amy.
1. via Secret Cities Instagram, Emanuel Smedbøl
2. via Ariele Alasko
3. via Yellowtrace by Giles Miller Studio
4. via Etsy, Shoptiffwood
5. via www.freundevonfreunden.com, photo by: Ailine Liefeld
6. via Alexey Kuzma
7. via Brooklyn to West, photo by Ariele Alasko
8. via Europaconcorsi, by Abaton Architects Follow me on Pinterest here and follow Amy here!