Saturday, August 25, 2012

DIY button lamp

I bought this ikea lamp at a garage sale for $1 and transformed it's pale white plain-ness into a colorful fiesta of buttons. 
My inspiration was taken from this pinThe ingredients are so simple.
Glue + Buttons + Boring Lampshade + Time + Paint (for stand if bought in an ugly shade of gold). 
It took me about 2 hours total (a half hour per side) to glue all of the buttons on 
because I am perfectionistic like that & spent a lot of time staring at individual buttons 
pondering where their perfect home should be. 
By the last side I got real sick of buttons and pattern, which is why that side will be facing the wall for the rest of it's life. 
Lastly, I painted the stand gray because gold and buttons on this particular lamp just didn't appeal to me. 
Happy Weekend! 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Seafoam Wedding

One of my very best friends, Kaylee married her sophomore year of high school sweetheart & Lee's good friend, 
Trent Friday afternoon. Finally, all of her DIY goodness was revealed to the world & us girls were able 
to hop into our dresses. Those things had been hanging in our closets for far too long. 

Our bouquets & the boutonnieres were made up of individually created fabric flowers, the bow ties were 
crafted by her lovely grandma, and our dresses were of the same color palette but from any store we wished. 
Mine was from Zara. 

Everything came together so perfectly for their special day & boy could you feel the holy spirit taking over
 the entire church during the ceremony. Thee most emotional wedding I have ever been to. 

Kaylee, thank you for your sweet example of patience, your kind heart, & for being weird with me. I am 
so thankful to have been apart of the big day. We will see you two Thompson's in Fargo very soon. 
Happy honeymooning. 

P.S. Yes, that is my very own hair crafted into a boho/egyptian/greek goddess braid.
 We all had to have some sort of braid element incorporated into our hair, 
mine just happened to be in the middle of my forehead.