Tag Archives: Do It Yourself

DIY: Embroidered YUM


I found this YUM sign at Target and it hung unadorned for quite some time until I felt it needed some capricious love.


IMG_8191Yarn found at Michaels





Red Stripe

This dresser is pretty awesome… seems fitting for bastille day and also looks like a doable DIY. My friend and I had a busy day of our own DIY project as you can see below and made a list of ones to tackle in the near future!

What’s the word on the length of my friends middle bead? Too long? Just right? No one commented on our matching necklaces today as we’d hoped but there’s always tomorrow…

DIY: Gilded

Let’s follow Matters of Style‘s lead and make our own gilded agate bookends. And while we’re at it, let’s gild everything else too.

Eduardo Garza quartz centerpiece

Charles Spada Gilded Leafs and Feathers


X Bench

Oscar de la Renta clutch

Hampton Court Palace ceiling

Charles Spada L-Eole Lamps


DIY: Reupholstery

I never thought I’d be able to do this myself but when I saw how easy it would be to unscrew the seat of my vanity stool from the base, I knew I had to try it. I’ve had this vanity stool from Target for about 5 years now and the current fabric was girly and worn. So I took a big sample of fabric, stapled it around the seat, and now my room is one step closer to being “decorated.” It’s so easy and fun that I wish I had 100 more stools to reupholster. There are so many beautiful textiles out there to choose from and such an easy way to spruce up old furniture. Let me know if anyone tries this out!


Misplacing things is so out of character for me that when I do lose something, I go bezerk because I can’t think of where it could possibly be. In order for my room to be transparent to hidden thingmajingles (fancier than thingamajigs), I try to keep organized and cohesive throughout.

Perfume, nail polish, hand lotion… everyday items lined up in a row

My go-to jewelry on a dish I found in Italy

My hair elastics, headbands and hair clips all in one place

My makeup separated by use

My jewelry stacked in one place

Do Over

I love when I see an item in a store or take an unworn piece out of my closet and give it a second life. Take for example this blazer jacket. It’s cute, warm and a staple piece. However, there was nothing too┬áspecial about it. Until I swapped out its plain brown buttons with gold Brooks Brothers buttons. Also, I find that rolling the sleeves of blazers make them more youthful and less stuffy.