Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Don't Stand By Me

Turning an old friend pretty.

I had this night stand since childhood and I thought it was time for an update. I added a fresh coat of paint and topped it off with fancy paper from a local store called Art Coop. To apply paper, just Modge Podge it to a clean, dry surface and smooth out the bubbles (which is the most difficult part). Also, removing the clutter was easy with storage baskets (found in most home furnishing stores).

//Submit your DIY projects to jamie@goldograph.com Thanks!

Friday, July 25, 2008

used items, fresh ideas

like you ever needed inspiration to go garage sale hopping on those early weekend mornings... repop brings recycled items to a new level! they have nifty items to buy, but really their website is good inspiration to go out and find as much "junk" as possible. see more stuff at  www.repopny.com

// don't forget to submit your DIY projects to: jamie@goldograph.com THANKS!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

cozy kitchen : olivia's table

this entry comes from olivia walder (artist, painter) in champaign, illinois.  I love this comfy, Japanese-inspired seating arrangement created with hand-sewn pillows.  they match the splatter-painted tablecloth that covers an old unused coffee table. paint covers a tablecloth material, then is sealed with a transparent material that keeps the paint safe. 

(and yes, there is a black kitten in the first image!)

//don't forget to submit your DIY projects to: jamie@goldograph.com


So we start off the year with some design inspiration. Do it yourself, because no one is as unique as you. If you have a DIY project (This means clothing, hair and makeup, products, decor, crafts, recipes, art... you name it!), submit pictures and descriptions to: jamie@goldograph.com.
Cannot wait to see your projects!