PROJECT DIY | Chain Link Camera Strap.

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I love the latest DIY from Project DIY as part of their Film Noir collection... It's a DIY camera strap, that can also be turned into a belt. Pretty cool. It was actually just going to be a belt but then I insisted they make it so that it could be either. I just got my box and did one up quickly. Of course, I need all these straps, since I have about 10 cameras now.  The kit also comes with … [Read more...]

DIY // How To Make Block Print Napkins.


This is one of my favorite DIY's ever, because it came out so damn awesome looking. A few months ago, I collaborated with Apothic Wines on three cocktail inspired DIY's. The first was the lucite and leather handle tray... this is the second one. I used their rubber corks to create a stamp, and then made some pretty amazing block print napkins, if I do say so myself. They look SO LEGIT. Here's how … [Read more...]

M&J Trimming launches Project DIY!

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It's funny how sometimes you end up with someone who is kinda in your industry... (Like how Crystal from Rue married a guy whose family runs the amazing furniture line Palacek?) Well, its not a secret that my husband's family owns the DIY mecca known as M&J Trimming for the past 70+ years. Although I was making hook rugs and braiding lanyard as a grade schooler at summer camp, when I married … [Read more...]

DIY: Leather & Lucite Tray.


  Hey guys! Today I'm excited to finally unveil one of 3 DIY's that I created in a sponsorship with Apothic Wines, a California based wine maker that is known for their signature blends. The DIY's range in complexity, but we figured we would start with the simplest and work our way up! They are all things you can make at home, and that relate to entertaining and wine culture. The first … [Read more...]

DIY: Bri’s Tumbling Block Gold Leaf Table.


Do you guys remember Bri Morris's awesome blog called Me, You and a Wiener Dog? The blog was hilarious, plus Bri is a genius and meticulous DIYer. Anyway, she shuttered her blog and doesn't miss it (!!!) but we still keep in touch via instagram. I saw her process shots of this amazing piece and asked her to share it with us on Sketch42! Here is what she did to make this bad boy: The … [Read more...]

Weekend DIY: Colorblock Toms.

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Remember my DIY splatter paint Toms from last year, HERE? Yea, those were cool. I wore them so much that they all but fell apart. I tried to wear them last week and noticed the sole of one shoe was missing. Oh well, I needed a new pair. Hmmm.... what should I do to them? I didnt want to do the same thing over again, and wearing Toms is basically like wearing slippers around the city. I hit up … [Read more...]