Oct 3, 2009

Pin up girls

It's nice out, finally. After almost a week of pure rain and cold, 60 degree weather and sunshine has made me want to do things again. That is besides wrap myself in my covers and sleep. I've been away for so long I kind of forgot what the weather is usually like in upstate new york during fall/winter. Yours truly is heading to NYC next weekend for a Vintage Car and Fashion Show down in New Jersey. The last show i was at during the summer was awesome thanks to the Rumblers and the lovely Dolly Sisters who i went with. I'm really excited for this one so it's no suprise my inspiration comes straight from a car interior i saw in CT for that show...and well who dosen't love pin up gals?

I used a day to day calendar i picked up for a quid in Oxford.  Its modpodged with the pin up gals all over and the inside i spraypainted a sunshine yellow. If the good mood continues maybe ill end up lining it with zebra print fabric.

Oct 1, 2009

Storage space

I have been trying to figure out how to make shelving without a visit to the hardware store for the longest time now. I had been picking up pieces of wood that people tossed out so i could use them but to be honest, i had given up already. How to make the "bracket" to get them on the wall was what had me dumbfounded.

Then my friend Hannah offered to give me some of her "shelf brackets". The first thing I noticed was that they weren't what i was expecting- they were better. So i thought i'd share. She made these out of branches, a saw, sanding paper, a drill and some love.

The pictures don't really do these justice but one side is flat and the branch is cut level with the top of the back piece. She then made holes on the flat piece for the nails to go through the wall.

I stumbled across this mushroom shelf tutorial a couple of days ago. If you live near trees with mushrooms definitely worth a try. It's absolutely brilliant. 


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