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I have a couple of last minute Thanksgiving-related projects I’m trying to finish up before next week and as I get them done, I’ll share ‘em here in case you want to recreate one on your own. The first of the projects will only take 5 minutes (not including drying time). So let’s start with that one…
I found these really cool salad servers at Target (from The Curiosity Shoppe – only $10 online) and immediately put them in my cart. I’m not a big salad tong kind of girl, but for some reason I felt like I had to have these. Plus, we’re having a couple of people over our house this year for Turkey Day, so why not do it up?
I painted each arrow’s fletching (or ‘feather’) for a pop of color amongst the sea of browns and tans with turkey, potatoes, and stuffing galore on Thanksgiving. Here’s how I did it…
Supplies: paint brush, acrylic paint, acrylic sealant or matte medium, sand paper
How-To: Very lightly sand the area so your paint has something to stick to. Wipe away debris and go straight into painting. You can use a primer if you want to, but it’s not really necessary in this case. I painted three layers for each color and used a sporadic color pattern. Seal the paint with an acrylic sealer or matte medium and you are ready to use. Hand wash only.
Do you have any Thanksgiving-related projects you are working on right now? I’d love to know what you have cooking for the 22nd.
Concept, styling and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff for papernstitch.
I usually go for light and bright when it comes to interiors, but there is something to be said for darker, rich interiors too. The vibe is a lot like living inside an Anthropologie catalog. And I think I could be cool with that. What about you?
So here’s an ode to those moody interiors with a handful of handmade + vintage items to recreate the look…
Decorate with these:
Brass Desk Lamp from Raymond Barberousse // Concrete Vessel from Obelisk // Faceted Magnets from Pigeon Toe Ceramics // Hairpin Plant Stand from Gallivanting Girls // Concrete Pendant Light from obelisk // Scribble Tea Towels from Knife in the Water
Is this a style you could mimic in your home?
Nothing warms me up on a chilly fall day quite like a steaming cup of coffee. So as an ode to my favorite beverage, I’ve created a little round up of handmade and vintage goodies in honor of this creamy smooth concoction. Café au lait anyone?
01// giclee print $25 via eloise renouf 02// infinity scarf $29 via scarf obsession 03// dog bowl $99 via made by me me me 04// ballet flats $110 via elf 05// table lamp via gallivanting girls $89 06// cushion $85 via megan ferguson-smith 07// clutch $84 via scout and catalogue 08// tea towel $24 via leah duncan 09// pocket necklace $33 via last prize 10// hardwood bowl $40 via nicole porter design
I am counting down the days until our things arrive from Seattle (we are currently sitting on two lonely folding chairs in an empty apartment right now). 5 days left to go! But when our furniture and the rest of our things do arrive, they might be competing for space with these home DIYs I want to try over the weekend. Which one should I tackle first? Any thoughts?
2. geometric mobile how-to from Hope Helms
I also write for Curbly and Project Wedding. Here are my articles elsewhere for the week…
Have a great weekend!
I have a huge dog. Really – he’s a 125-pound Newfoundland. He doesn’t disappear into the woodwork. So I’ve been looking at ways we can incorporate the life of our pets into our home decor, not just as an afterthought, but as part of the design. They need to sleep and eat, and in the case of cats, climb. I knew a woman who had a small atrium as part of her house, and she used that to house her iguanas. They became an integral part of the house. Although this is an easier task with smaller pets, there are many changes that can be made to accommodate even a big dog like mine.
From a piece of modern pet furniture to a fluffy pet cushion on the floor, don’t forget that coordinating with your decorating style will make your pet’s accommodations feel like it belongs there. If you crate your dog, you can build a furniture piece to house it – even as part of a set of kitchen or laundry room cabinets. It’s always better than just setting an unfinished crate in the corner. Or add a few ledges for your cat to climb on, especially if you have a small space. (I have to leave half of the top of my bookcase open next to a stair landing – that’s the favorite hangout for one of my cats.) And food bowls are no different. Just sitting out on the floor looks a bit unkempt. So why not add a pull-out shelf at the bottom of a cabinet space? You can even add a drawer for food storage above. Or overhang the counter so a larger pet’s bowls are out of the path of foot travel. And don’t forget the litter box. There are lots of great ways to hide those to keep them out of sight. After all, a 125-pound dog isn’t going to hide anywhere, so we might as well help him to fit in!
above: Modern Pet Bed