Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pinspired: Wide leg jeans and B&W blouse

I love wide leg jeans and always have. I know, I know ... the "trend" are skinnies right now but I will always have a thing for the wide ones :) 
I found this fabulous Pin a while ago and decided to copy cat the look:

Here are the pieces I found on Zalando:

Jeans "Esprit":

 Blouse "Street One":

Cardigan "Benetton":

Belt "Cowboysbelt":

And here is my version:


Thursday, November 15, 2012

DIY tree branch Christmas tree

We love taking walks in the nearby woods. My boys enjoy collecting leaves, moss and all the other treasures that can be found there. I had the idea of making a Christmas tree out of branches. Many trips to the woods and a bunch of nails later it was done. Well, kind of. We might add lights and some more ornaments later.

I party here:

Thursday link party @ Somewhat simple

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pinspired: Rain cloud craft

Today was a rainy and gloomy day. Makes for the perfect crafty afternoon. I wish I could write that the boys helped me with this project but they were way too busy making fishing lures out of paper ;)  ... So mine is Mama made but it would be a great project to do with the kiddos. Here is the pin that inspired me:

And here is mine:

Linking up to:

Strut your stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff

Do Something Crafty Friday @ See Vanessa Craft

Fabulous Friday @ Here Comes The Sun

Chevron love

I am a little addicted to those zic zac lines :). You can find plenty Chevron patterns in my house and lately they have been sneaking into my closet as well. When I ordered something from Ruche a while ago, I just had to add this one to my shopping bag as well. Now it is only waiting for the right occasion to be taken out ;)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pinspired: Book Page Candle

I stumbled upon this awesome Blog post while I was looking for more Book Page related craft  ideas on Pinterest. I have tons of  jars laying around the house so this was a quick and easy project to do. I glued the book page (yes, it's Alice again :)) on the outside of the jar instead the inside though, because that seemed safer to me.

Cute, isn't it?

I party here:
Strut your stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff

Do Something Crafty Friday @ See Vanessa Craft

Friday, November 2, 2012

DIY Anthropologie inspired (Alice in Wonderland) ornaments

I love Anthropologie. But who shopped there before knows that their prices are everything but lovely ;)
Last year, they had these adorable book page covered ornaments:

 Super cute, isn't it? I decided this can't be hard to make myself and gathered my supplies:

Yes, that is pretty much all you need. A book (I chose my all time favorite story "Alice im Wunderland"), a paper cutter, an ornament and Mod Podge. I also found a little deer figurine that is not pictured here.
Cut the page into several thin strips and simply use the Mod Podge to glue them on your ornament. I coatet the whole thing with Mod Podge afterwards for extra shine.

Now off to raid my sons' toy box for a Rhino figurine ;)

Linking up to:

Strut your stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff

 Do Something Crafty Friday @ See Vanessa Craft

Fabulous Friday @ Here Comes The Sun

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Black, white and wood. Living room reveal.

When we first moved in the house we are currently renting, I wished the Landlord had agreed on me painting all the dated wooden ceilings and trims white. Since he did not however, I decided to embrace the wood as much as possible and work with what I have :)

Here is what the living/dining room looked like before:

We painted the walls a very light shade of grey.
I decided to add black and white accents to compliment the wood.
I found an awesome b&w striped rug for only Euro 20 at a local store.

Gallery corner wall with mismatched frames:

Antique wooden secretary desk and photos:

DIY vintage suitcase side table:

Discounter steal:  Silhouette clock for Euro 5 (!).  Free printables I found here and here, simply hung on a twine string:

Rhino bookends: Urban Outfitters. Curtains: IKEA

Linking up to this awesome party!