House Tour with the Incredible @la_Brisa_Del_Mar

You know who you need to be following on instagram and in life? @la_brisa_del_mar also known as Brisa Morris, formerly of Me you and a Weiner Dog. She and her husband are both Air Force Veterans who have restored and renovated their own homes in and around Nashville. She DIY's the most amazing things I've ever seen - that don't look janky or crappy like some home DIY's can. She upholsters. She welds. Her art - think large scale wood and metal sculptures and paintings - are amazing! She's beautiful too, has a ¬†weiner dog named Mr. Timmy who sucks a pacifier and is generally awesome and a really … [Read more...]

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | DIY HAND PAINTING DRAPES.

Welcome back! Hope you all are having a great week! Last week I laid out some of my final fabric choices and nailed down the direction of the room. In a bedroom, fabrics in all their different forms are obviously super important. Well, not ten minutes after I posted my ORC post, I find out that the Miles Redd for Schumacher Watercolor fabric I chose for the drapery was out of stock. (Of course, arriving the week after the ORC is over.) I scoured the internet for a replacement. I got ten samples hand delivered to me from the lovely folks at DecoratorsBest the next day. There was nothing I … [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 I did it. YOU WILL NEED: Cork or rubber stamp maker Pen X-Acto knife or rubber carving tool Stamp Pad (Uninked is an option, then you can make your own colors) Instructions: 1.¬†Start with … [Read more...]

Weekend DIY: Colorblock Toms.

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 Urban Outfitters and picked up a pair of natural color canvas HERE. I thought that would work better than white, which could be a little harsh. I always say the best DIYs are the easiest. Its when … [Read more...]

DIY: Faux Clay Malachite

Last week Jenny posted a round up of some of her favorite faux malachite DIY's HERE. Most of them were paint based, and it got me thinking- HEY, I can do that! And quickly too. Most of them were paint based DIY's but I wanted to use one of my favorite materials- polymer clay aka SCULPEY. This is so easy, its literally child's play. Basically, start out with a few logs of different color greens, blacks white and a brown. Roll them into a tube. I kept twisting and folding the clay until it became nice and nuanced. I added more black as time went on. Twist , fold and roll back … [Read more...]