Multi (re)Purposes

Like many creative minds, I tend to see items for what they could be. The potential for repurposing is thrilling to me. When I set out to find a nightstand, I knew it was an exciting opportunity to repurpose… since the only requirement for the piece was the ability to hold a glass of water and a book. I more »

Ciao, Spray Paint

You may have noticed I use gold spray paint ALL the TIME. If you know me in real life, you may have noticed I’ve lost a significant amount of brain cells lately. (P.S. you shouldn’t spray paint in a studio apartment with one window just because it’s raining and you live on the 5th floor.) I bought this more »

Apartment Updates

Striped Refrigerator

Loving design and home improvement but renting an apartment is like majoring in fashion and becoming an accountant. You must improvise and find the opportunity for creativity wherever possible. For example, making your refrigerator look like it should be on Orange is the New Black. Below are a couple apartment updates I’ve implemented with dramatic results. Striped Refrigerator: this one more »

DIY | The Ottoman

our aunt (the ultimate diy-er) recently sent me a picture of a table she bought at a thrift store for $5. once she mentioned she may turn it into an ottoman, i highly encouraged the idea so i could share the steps with you! her instructions follow: 1}  find a table! the main thing you more »

Going Away Party: Supplies

i threw a little get-together, or “going away party”, if you will, the weekend before my trip to Italy began. i came up with a teal/light pink color scheme and went from there.  here are my online party finds!  i purchased all of my supplies online (which ended up being cheaper than browsing countless stores!). more »

Sophisticated Paper Chain

Not sure what to do with those never-ending September issues and gorgeous ads?  Sew them together, of course!  I can rarely go without cutting up a magazine, even in Italy.  It’s like therapy.  With a strict “no tape on the walls” rules, I had to come up with a collage alternative: a paper chain of more »