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Boot Making Class In Brooklyn

I recently decided to spend a good chunk of my vacation time fulfilling a longtime dream to learn how to make boots by hand, old school cobbler-style. A few years back I found a boot making class in Brooklyn, How To Make Boots From Your Garage, that teaches the method I wanted to learn: the lasting method. I had been dragging my feet waiting for the right time to spring for a week-long course where I’d make a pair of boots…

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Sophisticated Safari Themed Nursery

I have recently found myself purging my closets of endless amounts of things, cleaning, and organizing like a maniac. The nesting phenomenon is real, and with 17 weeks to go, I am now in full blown nursery planning mode. I wanted a theme and color scheme that was relaxing and neutral enough that I could use all of the pieces again. I also want to choose big pieces like the dresser, chair and rug that will have longevity post nursery…

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DIY Upholstered Patterned Ottoman

Having reupholstered my fair share of patterned furniture, I feel like I have concocted the best and easiest method for reupholstering an ottoman with patterned fabric for unprofessional decorators. Keeping the pattern seamless to the eye and maintaining the integrity of the fabric’s design is daunting if you cut the fabric too much. This tutorial explains how you can upholster your storage ottman like a pro in less than an hour and will save you lots of money whether you…

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DIY Chanel Camelia Flower Pin

Chanel Camelia Pin

Rolling right along with the re-purposing fabrics theme, this DIY Chanel Camelia flower pin is super easy and gives your fabric scraps a fabulous new life. The Chanel Camelia flower is one of the most iconic accessories of all time, and it’s spawned millions of copycat styles, this one now included. I altered a Chanel newsprint blouse and saved the extra fabric not knowing what I would do with it down the line until I found myself lusting after a…

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DIY Scarf Canvas Art

DIY Chanel Silk Canvas Art

If you’re a silk scarf lover, you know that the first thing to die in their lives is their edges. Because of this, you can score major deals on couture pieces at consignment or thrift stores and eBay, and this easy DIY project is the perfect way to re-purpose them. I had snagged a gorgeous vintage Chanel silk scarf for about $30 because some of the edges were coming undone, and I always knew it would end up on my…

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DIY 20’s Lace Headband

DIY Lace Headband

I’m a member of the don’t wash your hair more than thrice a week camp. Between workouts and sweaty summer days, creative solutions are mandatory for me and my fellow campers. My latest search for styling my not so fresh locks led me to seek a crown costume that could pass for a fancy hair accessory at a soiree as swank as a wedding. Only a custom eyelash lace number would do. Wanna make one? You’ll need: 1/2 yard of…

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DIY Distressed Boyfriend Overalls

I had been on the hunt for the perfect pair of boyfriend style short overalls while the world was busy analyzing elevator footage of Solange Knowles. They had to be shorts, but not too short, distressed, and white, but not too white, with gold hardware. Feeling like the goldilocks of shortalls, I stumbled upon a pair of light canvas colored Dickie’s overalls in a thrift store and knew that the time had come for me to make my unicorn unitard…

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