::DIY // ring holder::

Thursday, 31 January 2013

This is another project that took care of some much needed organization for my jewelry (see the other one here). I've been using these vintage bobbins to hold rings on top of my dresser, but they're not very stable by themselves and keep falling over when the drawers open and close. So, this was the solution.

I found these vintage bobbins at an antique fair in Florida. The guy had hundreds of them! (You can also find them all over Etsy.) The wood is from a local shop that's filled with architectural salvage and "junk."

Since the bobbins are hollow, I just drilled two long screws up from the bottom of the old piece of wood and put the bobbins over them. I may go a step further and fill the space with putty to make it a bit more snug, but I'm happy with it so far.

After spending the past weekend creating some things for the house, I'm hooked. I can't wait to make more things and finally use some of the items I've been holding on to.


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Thankfully, we've been spending the last couple weekends enjoying our home. One weekend was sunny, this last one was snowy. We're slowly filling the house with furniture and decorations we love. A favorite new addition is that fiddle leaf fig in the corner (and now searching for the perfect piece of pottery). 

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::winter wonderland::

Sunday, 27 January 2013

This is the first snow I've seen since we moved to Virginia. I was that girl who threw on a beanie and boots to go play in it. It fascinates me that this white stuff falls from the sky. That's what you get when you grow up in Florida.

::DIY // necklace holder::

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Finally got around to making some things for the house. First up, a necklace holder from some pieces I've been collecting. Let's just say I have a lot of pieces sitting and waiting for the right project.

One of my favorite types of shops are warehouses filled with architectural salvage. I brought home this piece of wood for the mint hue and patina. This is what I dreamed up.

Measure out two even spots on the back for the mounting hardware. Then, flip it over and drill 4 holes to screw in the drawer pulls. I had these cute mushrooms from Anthropologie. It's more fun that Jay was around to help. He loves using his power tools. 

We screwed in the 'shrooms and then hung her up in the bedroom above the dresser. We love how it turned out and it really helped clear the window sill of all my necklaces. 


Saturday, 19 January 2013

It's been one of those "will the weekend ever get here?!" kinda weeks. Luckily, it did. 

::hexagon ring::

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Love at first sight. To further my strange obsession with the number six. I blame my older brother.


::artist spotlight // caro-ma::

Saturday, 5 January 2013

While I should be finishing up our save the dates, I got a bit lost on Caro Ma's tumblr. I'm a sucker for funky collages.

More about this Parisian artist:
“It’s the nostalgia of childhood, a questioning of the present and the uncertain future.” Inspirations for Caro come from the unexpected encounter with fragments of images that, cut and deformed, allow her to transcribe her emotions and to create new territories.
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