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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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DIY Feather Sandals

DIY Feather Sandals

I think most of us would agree that these Jimmy Choo Kamelia Shimmer Feather Sandals are to die for. One thing is undeniable: they will kill your wallet at $2,300. I love the feather detailing on the peep toe, so I pulled these out of my DIY inspiration file when I came across a pair of nude Kork Ease Bette while sandals switching my winter clothes for my spring wardrobe. I realized that despite their versatility and comfort, a different…

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DIY Faux Cowhide Rug

DIY Cowhide rug after

My recent move landed me in much larger office slash guest bedroom, and instead of replacing the my beloved 5′ x 8′ West Elm rug, I decided to DIY a faux cowhide rug for the office half of the room. I love using area rugs to define spaces, which is especially helpful in cities like New York, where you often have a combined living room / dining room etc. I was inspired by these:      via House of Mosely…

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DIY Shredded T-Shirt

DIY Shredded T-Shirt

Since you’re all probably feeling sluggish from Passover feasting and / or Easter Candy, this week’s DIY, a Shredded T-Shirt, is super easy. However, it is time consuming if you’re going for the delicate mesh look (which is why retailers charge $$ for these), so I recommend doing this over a two nights worth of catching up on your DVR. Honestly, I found the process calming, I’m guessing in the way that knitters describe their love for making scarves. When…

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DIY Fringe Armlet

DIY Fringe Armlet

The season is upon us, so rather than scrambling to find Festival accessories, let’s keep making our own! Now that we have our flower crown, we’ll need another eye catching accessory for day two (or three). Give your head a break from heavy lifting and beautify your biceps with a super easy three step DIY fringe arm bracelet. Also known as the armlet, this boho luxe look is the perfect addition to nearly any spring or summer ensemble and this…

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