Saturday, January 30, 2010
Ever since I watched the a certain episode of the show "nip/tuck" I have been obsessed with finding a jacket just like the one kimber had when she left her baby daddy for her pimp (lmao). *But of course I had to make sure it was not real fur.* I think it looks trashy in a way, but also classy. I love mine. I got it from zara a couple years back.
Friday, January 29, 2010
My apartment is very small. I get teased about it being so tiny! It is basically an open concept living/dining/kitchen area and a bedroom that only fits my bed :( I decided to divide up the space so that I wouldn't always feel that I was in the same room. I was also getting sick of being haunted by the dirty dishes as I attempted to relax on the couch. I noticed a pile of glass doors always sitting in a parking garage outside my building. At first I thought it was from the apartment units (...and that I was not the only one missing a bedroom door). I debated and debated for weeks about taking one but eventually chickened out. I got this one at an antique store down the street from me. It was white with clear glass windows. I got some paint from dollarama (yes dollarama). I think the finished product turned out great. I painted the frame gold and the windows yellow and purple. It not only separates my living room from my kitchen but it also adds colour and character to my unique space.
This is actually not supposed to be a dress... i dont know what happened. i either bought it too big or it stretched out. I had it in my goodwill pile for months but everytime I would walk to the drop off bin I would get nervous and it would end up being spared. Glad I ended up keeping this one, it makes a pretty cute winter dress.
Ever since I can remember I wanted a vanity. I would dream about all the possibilities. I pictured myself waking up bright and early before school to sit down at MY vanity where I would be blessed with magical powers to transform myself into a makeup artist as I took a seat. I never got that wish. But now that I have moved out I can basically have anything I want :) I ended up using an old desk( I actually think it is a child desk or something) as a vanity and leaning a gold wall mirror behind it. I love it. I hardly ever use it, seeing as though my daily makeup regime is just powder, but just looking at it brings beauty to my room!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This dresser has history. I have vivid memories of it all throughout my existence. I remember my sister shannon sticking new kids on the block stickers all over one of the sides. When it got handed down to me I would plaster the spice girls faces all over the other side. My mom was furious as she would yell "that's real maple wood!" Well when I moved out of the house I needed some extra storage space seeing as though I have NO closets! So the dresser came along. Maple or not it was ugly! It was scratched all over and I could still make out the faces of Posh Spice and Joey McIntyre even though I tried vigorously to rub them out. I decided to do a complete makeover on it. At the time I was working at Hallmark (I love that store) and was obsessed with all the new wrapping paper we were getting in. This green vine one really caught my attention and I would always think to myself "what a damn shame to wrap a gift up all perfectly and just have the paper torn and thrown away as if it was garbage!" Plus that paper ain't cheap. I actually got the idea from a Martha Stewart book I have. But she used wall paper. So I painted the old dresser with some paint I found in the alley behind my building (that alley is a gold mine for finding all sorts of supplies, my landlord just dumps everything there). I then applied the paper with carpenters glue and varnish. I replaced the hardware with some pink glass knobs and Vola!
This is one of the many dresses I have made. Well I can not take all the credit. I tweaked this gold skirt a bit. It is a vintage holt renfrew skirt and I made an add on top to go along with it. my sucky cam doesnt capture the true shine of the gold... but it is def one of my fav designs i made :)