Hi all! I know…I haven’t posted in a while. I’ll explain why later. For now, let’s just take in a nice, soothing refashion. Doesn’t that sound nice? When I was asked to volunteer for a friend’s Bierkeller Oktoberfest (you can learn more about Bierkeller Columbia right here), I of course said yes. Delicious Kolsch and an opportunity to help bring something special to Columbia? Heck yeah. When I was asked if I’d like a shirt to refashion, I of course also said yes. I was given this one:
I’m super-proud of this swell ottoman I made all by myself! I’m even prouder that it only cost $29 to make ($7 per wine crate + $1 for 1970’s curtain set + free fabric for stuffing)! I might even be prouder still that it didn’t require any carpentry skillz whatsoever. If you can sew a pillow, you can make one too! 🙂 Click here for the full tutorial.
When fellow Columbia blogger, Haley Sprankle created a Kylie Jenner-esque denim dress ensemble with a thrifted men’s denim shirt and challenged others to do the same, I decided to hop on board. I couldn’t care less about Kylie Jenner and her ilk if I tried, but even I had to admit this was a really cool look, and I wanted a comfy denim dress of my very own. I also haven’t sewn a frock in a while and was craving something fun and new. 🙂 I ran to the thrift store and found this large men’s shirt for $1. I was kind of hoping I could do what Haley did, and just…
Whew! What a crazy few weeks it’s been! I’m happy to report that I’m all moved out from my old apartment (yippee!) and all moved in to my new house (huzzah!)! I have some pics of my new digs further down in this post, but I know what you’re really here for…a refashion of course! 🙂
I am living in a maze of boxes, my friends. Getting my tripod and myself into a position to take a passable “before” photo wasn’t entirely dissimilar to completing an obstacle course. In less than two weeks (!!!!!!) I move into to my marvelous new abode. This excites me for many many reasons. I’ll have a much better work space. I’ll have much better lighting, which means better photos. It’s also just a really cool house. 🙂 I’ve also been working on some pretty awesome home décor projects that I’ll be revealing when they’re in their proper home. 🙂 Okay…back to the refashion!
I simply could not believe my luck when I found these jeans in exactly my size at the $1-a-pound Goodwill Clearance Center!