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Monday, September 22, 2014

diy industrial garment rack - reveal.

[diy industrial garment rack].
11:02 pm.  here I am again, lying awake thinking about all the projects I'd like to make with galvanized pipe.

[what do you mean I'm the only one who does this at night?! that can't be true.]

11:11 pm.   oh nuts! I just remembered we've got guests coming and there are more of them than there are guest rooms in our house.

11:26 pm.   I guess someone will have to sleep in the Mr.'s office...we can move one of the guest beds in there.  that's cool, but there's no closet in that room.

11:39 pm.   eureka! we can make a rolling garment rack out of galvanized pipe!  they can hang their clothes up and there will be a base for their suitcase, or shoes, or whatever.

11:40 pm.   zzzzzzzz....

I woke up the next morning and couldn't wait to tell the Mr. all about my great and wonderful plan...

"Guess what?" says I.
"Uh-oh, what now Lucy?" says he.
whenever I get a totally awesome idea, for some reason, I Love Lucy leaps to his mind.  I don't understand this.

"I'm going to make something" me, all smiles.
"Okkkkk" like a fool, he cautiously wades in.

Yea, that's kind of how most projects start around here.  So we went from this:
[the supplies].
to this:
[diy industrial garment rack with shelf].
I am in love with this industrial garment rack!

Now before you think I made it all for form and no function...well maybe I did.
...after our guests all leave, I'll be taking this wonderful rack for my very own.

Winner winner!
[diy industrial garment rack].

I'll have the tutorial and supply list up soon.
**EDIT** here be the tutorial! hooray!

But as always if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to ask them in the Comments below and I'll be happy to answer them.

Thanks for reading, friends!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

diy: black and white velvet pumpkins.

[easy diy velvet pumpkins and pillow cover].
Happy Fall, friends!

I don't know about you, but I simply couldn't wait for Fall to arrive.

Even though Fall doesn't officially start till the Autumnal Equinox on September 23, for me the first of September is my signal to start thinking about jeans tucked into boots. vests over turtlenecks.  cool days followed by cozy nights under a blanket.  my first pumpkin spice latte of the year.  yummm.

And of course velvet pumpkins!

A couple of years ago, I created a ton of oh-so-easy velvet pumpkins [click here for the detailed tutorial]. I made them in delicious colors like silvery-blue, deep olive, champagne, burnt orange, and rich chocolate brown.
[the original batch of velvet pumpkins].
I still adore that first batch, and you bet your knee-high boots I already brought them out and scattered them around the house. But this year I wanted to create a black and white Halloween vignette so I whipped up some black and white pumpkins using crushed velvet from Joann's and real pumpkin stems I've been hoarding since last year's [real] pumpkins hit the compost heap.

[easy diy velvet pumpkins and pillow cover].
Did you spy that delightful skull pillow in the back? I made that easy-sew pillow cover with some black and white skull fabric [also from Joann's!]
Pillow covers are a super-simple, inexpensive way to change out your decor for the seasons. If you want to make your own, here's the detailed tutorial including measurements.
[easy diy velvet pumpkins and pillow cover].

Thanks as always for reading, friends!  Here's to another wonderful Fall season!

Please let me know in the Comments below if you have any questions and I'll happily answer them if I can.

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