never was much of a romantic

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DIY Wooden Notepad from Made in Pretoria, a unique gift idea…


DIy poka dot circle skirt

If anything can get me excited more than shoes it’s…well, more shoes.

Honestly even if I weren’t planning on wearing an old pair of boots anymore the idea of cutting them would still scare me, but the outcome is just too awesome to miss out on. If you’re made of braver stuff than I head over to Made in Pretoria for more information!.

Planning ahead for the summer already.

Transform an old T-shirt with the tutorial from Trash to Couture…picture links to the instructions.

A very pretty (if slightly labor intensive) jewelry display! Picture links to the full tutorial at  A Time for Everything.

My favorite (and most complimented) shoes that I own are my pair of ballet flats with color blocked toe tips, so this immediately caught my eye.

Acrylic or fabric paint on plain pumps, head over to Made in Pretoria for more details!

I’m not really sure what to call this as the original poster referred to it as “air-dried or cold porcelain” and some commenters were quick to correct her. I guess consider it an air-drying dough? Clay? Something along those lines.

Anyway, if you try this out be sure to check the comments on this tutorial at The Junk Wave from people who tried this recipe. That way you’ll know what to look out for if you run into a sticky situation. Casual warning that there’s some drama *sigh*.

On a cowl roll apparently!

Add a cowl collar to an old shirt with this DIY over at Trash to Couture.

Another infinity scarf tutorial. This one is nice because she has a pattern in case you don’t feel like cutting up an old sweater (from the Freshly Given tutorial previously posted).

Head over to Cotton & Curls for the full instructions!

Winter is coming…Want a cowl to ward off the cold?

This very simple cowl is made from an old large sweater! A very small amount of sewing if necessary to stop the hem from unravelling, but otherwise you only need a pair of scissors.

Check it out at Freshly Given.

I love the look of high low skirts, especially if the back hem is maxi length. This would be a great restyle for a thrifted skirt or dress!

Click through for the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

Another idea from Kinsey at Sincerely, Kinsey!

Such a cute and organic look to hanging pictures. Click through for instructions on her project blog.

Sleeveless Cream Blouse (very helpful) tutorial by Whitney at Freshly Given!

It has a very elegant look, and can be made out of a blouse of any size that catches your eye.

Things I love about living in a city: finding old stuff on the curb to furnish our apartment on trash days. We’ve managed to find tables, cabinets, chests, mirrors, and TVs to help make our house our own home. I have yet to find a lamp, though. I guess there’s always the thrift store!

As much as I am not a fan of spray paint (hooray environment!) this DIY for revamping an old lamp requires only that. Head over to Unusually Lovely for some instructions.

Restyle that old/thrift-find jean jacket that’s hanging in your jacket with ribbon or trim! Attach by sewing or fabric glue. It would also look pretty interesting to do this down the back instead, as Kinsey wrote in her original post. Visit her project blog at Sincerely, Kinsey by clicking through the picture.