Polaroid Photo Board

I recently came to the realization that I hardly have any photos of family or friends on display in my home.  There's a handful on the side of the refrigerator, but sadly, that's about it.  And considering how often I think of them, this felt pretty odd that more were not out for my viewing pleasure.

A few evenings ago I was looking through a box of old photographs and came across several vintage images of various family members, many of which were of my mother.  The nostalgia I felt was practically tangible.  I thought to myself how strange it is that the vast majority of my photos are digital; living on my computer and not in plain sight - not even the ones I consider to be really important.  That's when I decided to embark on a little photo project to correct the issue.

One quick web search later and I stumbled upon Polaroid Fotobar.  This easy to use tool allowed me to pull photos from my phone and Instagram account with just a few clicks.  I paid for my dozen Polaroid style images at $1 each and mere days later, they were in my mailbox.

After thinking about the design, a quick trip to the home improvement store (with both dogs in tow of course) was in order.  We gathered...

Stenciled Pillow Covers

While decorating for Christmas this week, I was inspired to turn my entire living room into a metallic woodland winter wonderland.  To do so, that meant covering up anything that wasn't a neutral color, throw pillows included.  I used some canvas fabric left over from the curtains I recently made, painted some festive words and patterns with the help of some stencils, and sewed them together to create a pillow slip cover.  The best thing about this project is that it was completely...

Baked Clay Ornaments

As I was decorating for Christmas this week, I got inspired to make a few ornaments with the help of the dogs.  Using left over supplies from previous crafting projects, these were entirely FREE to make and turned out wonderfully!

Supplies I used:

Baking Clay

Paint + Paint Pens

Wire + Wire Cutters

Decorative Ribbon

Aren't they just adorable?  Check out the gallery below!

Industrial Pipe + Reclaimed Wood Table

The Mr. + I needed a dining table for our new place, but not just any store bought dining table would do - I wanted to make an industrial pipe + reclaimed wood table.

I found a great resource for reclaimed wood right here in San Diego where we also purchased materials for our reclaimed pallet wood dog bed project.  We were able to get our hands on some super thick planks that we were told originated from Oregon.  They had the perfect amount of character that I was looking for with their knots, grain + distressed appearance.  

For the pipe base, we paid a visit to our local home improvement store + literally built out our plan while sitting on the floor of the plumbing supply aisle, dogs included.  Certain that we would get a few laughs...