Lindsay fell in love with the shape of this vintage record player console from Craigslist, but when she picked it up, it was beyond dirty. A lot of elbow grease and a little paint later, check out the results:
With summer just days away (officially, anyway), all I can think about are long, warm, relaxing naps on my imaginary sleeping porch. If you're lucky enough to have a porch, why not try your hand at building your own hanging daybed?
We all made these as kids, right? With a motley crew of colors, and charmingly lumpy fabrics, these potholders were certainly a staple of my childhood. And I'm willing to bet many a mother has received these as gifts over the years.
I once had to make a headboard for a photo shoot and found it surprisingly easy. I just ordered the wood from the local hardware store in the width and height that I needed (standard widths: twin: 38 inches; full: 54; queen: 60; king: 76). I then purchased some batting and fabric to cover the board and staple-gunned away like I was wrapping a gift.
What's up with me and all the macramé? I can't answer that, but I can share this tutorial from Free People. If you've always been intrigued by knots, and want to make some textured wall decor, keep on reading...
Prints are great, but one-of-a-kind originals are...more great. The folks at Brooklyn-based Orange You Glad design studio are about to host their second "Will Draw For" event. It's a two-day gathering of artists and illustrators who will draw an animal of your choosing in exchange for a donation to a local animal shelter. It's a nice way to get a piece of original art for yourself or your kid and help a furry friend. More
Maura Grace Ambrose founded Folk Fibers with the goal to "share the craft and folklore that prevails around natural dyes and quilting." Each of her quilts is hand quilted in Austin, Texas and is made using 100% natural fibers. More