March 29, 2012

a shopping trip's diy inspiration

I love it when you find diy inspiration in the most unexpected places. I thought I'd just want to buy everything at Hudson, this irresistible shop in Boston's South End. But I found the more I looked, the more I thought, hey I could make that instead. Might be fun. And certainly a lot cheaper.


First of all, I am now obsessed with painting diagonal stripes on a ceiling. But beyond that, see those wastebaskets that are handpainted? That is a diy waiting to happen if I ever saw one.


If you have a strange nook or niche in your home, fill it with books. They don't have to be stacked neatly.


Fabric-covered frames. So easy! And a great use for leftover swatches and odd cuttings. I wondered why I hadn't thought of this sooner.


I thought I was over the oversized-letters-as-wall-art trend, but seeing them here as a foreign word really got me excited. There are a ton of tutorials out there for making these, but Kristen has a super easy one. Now go to it! Who needs a weekend project?!

5 comments:

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

My plate is full but I love those stripey containers - and I think I could do that one!
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The Vintique Object said...

Hand-painted stripes...huh! I like it a lot. And I can absolutely see the appeal of those diagonal stripes on the ceiling. I bet they'd make a small room look huge!
Camille

The Vintique Object said...

Hand-painted stripes...huh! I like it a lot. And I can absolutely see the appeal of those diagonal stripes on the ceiling. I bet they'd make a small room look huge!
Camille

Chris said...

Hi Casey, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Anci said...

Wow ! So much inspiration.

XX
Anci

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