Monday, October 25, 2010

Here are some of my projects I have finished so far

unfortunately I forgot to take before pictures of these. tear. but anyway. I refinished an end table that I got on craigslist for $15. I took inspiration from the techniques Will Means uses in this octopus table he made.
here is Wills table above
and here is mine below
I have since added 4 white knobs from anthropolgie to the front of the drawer of the end table. 

I also refurbished an old butterfly chair my mom got from a garage sale a very long time ago. it was a very nasty green color with a silver frame. I have a very bad picture of only the top half of the chair before I completely took it apart to use it as a pattern for the new chair. 
so here is the before picture (or part of it anyway)
and above are pictures of the finished product, I found a picture of a henna tattoo similar to the bird I hand embroidered into the back of the chair and I just went from there. 

my most recent addiction...stripes

Its seems as though I find myself constantly being drawn to stripes. If there is ever an option for something to be striped, that is what I choose. So I thought it only appropriate to put together a post of a few striped things I love.
I think I will be making some of these
I unfortunately still haven't figured out where this blanket is from. All I know is I desperately want it

like I said, I'm addicted

I am unsure of where I found the first picture but as for the rest of them, if you simply click on the image you should be directed to the website where I found them.


Here is my first official blog post...
I have contemplated setting up a blog for quite some time but could never nail down all the things I needed to create one. The hardest part for me was to create a name, a name that epitomizes me and what I want my blog to be about.

So Design, Create, Live is what I have come up with.

Design - I have been reading design blogs for the last few years and have been drawing so much inspiration from each and every one of them but now I am working on applying it to my own apartment. So here, while continuing to search for inspiring design, I plan to share with you the development of my own style.

Create - Growing up with a father who would see something in the store and say "I can make that", I too have developed that same mentality (my stepmom can attest to that as she often tells me I sound just like my dad when we are shopping) looking at something and trying to figure out what it would take to create the same thing for less. I also look at creating as bringing new life to things that are already, more so re-creating. Re-creating or re-imagining an old chair or table into something more spectacular has become a recent hobby of mine and have plans to share those with you as well.

Live - This encompasses everything else in my life that I consider noteworthy. My family, friends and the adventures in my life...

...Oh yes and FOOD. Since I love it far too much to simply ignore. :)

So this is my blog for now, I hope to find inspiration from it as well as inspire others.

**Design, Create, Live**