Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I blame pinterest.

let's pretend I have been absent from this little corner of the internet because I am being crafty and having tons of fun with my summer.

no really, it has been mostly fun.  I enjoy snuggling with husband and getting way too invested in certain series on netflix.  we've been camping, and doing projects, eating lots of snow cones, and moving again - this is our third apartment in eight months, and we're really hoping this one sticks.  so really, aside from getting my wisdom teeth out twice and not working quite enough, it's been pretty fantastic.

so since I've been a little crafty for the past few weeks I thought I'd share.  please excuse the awful phone pictures.  I don't have a smartphone that takes nicer pictures than my camera, and I just get too lazy to pull the camera out when my phone is in my pocket.

this is our new apartment.  for the longest time I would see wreaths on pinterest and just think what a dumb trend it was.  why have a wreath for every single minor holiday?  though I haven't, and won't, go quite so crazy with them, I made a cute one for just normal days.  though it does make me want to do some special ones - for christmas and valentines especially.

I found this tutorial on pinterest and decided I needed one too, apparently.  so I whipped this out in a couple of days, learned how to sew buttonholes, and got a bedroom that is all white.  it's okay.  I like it anyway.  and we've since added some color.  husband thinks my color choices are boring.


I'm sure I could do much better than this picture I found on pinterest for explaining the color scheme I am trying to work with.  aqua, yellow, and gray.  I think it is cute.  and so far, it works.  I think.

 before I got married, my mom was getting ready to throw out an old rocking chair from my great grandma.  since I was worried I wasn't going to have any furniture, I told her to hold onto it for me.  it's really old, and not in the best shape.  all the springs in the bottom were broken, and after a million google searches with no results for where to buy new ones, we are getting creative about what to do with the hole in the bottom of the chair.  unfortunately, I never remember to take before pictures until I want to take an after picture.  this time, though, i have some in-progress pictures.  first, I figured you could get an idea of the before by looking at the old cushions.  super cute, right?

 the chair was dark brown, and we spray painted it white.  it looks all nice here, but I'm looking at the chair in our living room and it still looks a bit splotchy under less light.  but i already think it looks tons better white than brown.

and this is the new cushion that after much searching, I finally ordered from kohls.  I'm way excited and can't wait to see it all put together and finished.