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GIT’R’DONE: Silhouette Wood Slice

4 Nov

This is a project that is only as easy as your X-acto cutting skills are good. I’m terrible at it, so I actually got the image cut onto adhesive-back vinyl. $5-$10 depending where you go and what you want. Silhouettes are always a simple, clean and personal way to add some “funzies” to your abode.

from apartmenttherapy.com

I wanted to do something more unique than a picture in a frame, so when a cut wood plaque came into my possession from Rose and Ben’s wedding cake stand, the ideas came flying. They ordered the wood online from WalnutHollow.com. They offer a variety of sizes and prices from $4.99 to $11.99.

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Git’R’Done: The Earring Keeper

28 Oct

I came across this method of jewelry storage when I lived with my aunt. She was making and selling a whole lotta “Indian-ish” jewelry.

I thought… “well there’s an idea” and have now pursued it. It’s pretty simple to do (all you silk-screening nerds think of that process).

Here is what you’ll need:
1. A frame of your desired choice.
2. Lace (there is a ton of it at Thrift Town still).
3. Staple gun
4. Staples that are appropriate size to your frame.
5. Scissors
6. Hammer
7. Heavy object or significant other

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Git’r’done: Let’s Cut a Rug

7 Oct

We are happy to introduce a new section to the blog – GIT’R’DONE! This is a section for crafty –  or that whole tired phrase “D.I.Y.” – projects to enhance your home. We have loads of ideas and tricks to share with you all. Now, these are NOT mid-century specific. They are merely for us dwellers that love our spaces, and want to add a personal touch. All of our homes have so many different styles of art being displayed, and our own details – and that is where the style of the homeowner (or renter, as my case may be) really comes out. There is no reason to limit yourself to starburst and Shag art just because you love furniture of the era. It’s your space, own it.

For the first installment, here is a simple project that can add a unique flourish to your livin’ hole. I had purchased a cheap $50.00 white shaggy high-pile rug from Ikea (this one here), but was a little bored by the shape. Ever since I picked it up I wanted to customize it somehow. I took a very familiar shape as my inspiration – the unassuming and centuries old – paisley pattern.

To begin, I used a measuring tape to find the center of the edges, and creating a circle that touches each edge equally. Make sure if you’re doing this, that your rug will not fray at the edges as soon as you take a scissors to it.

Second, cut ’em out! Sharp sharp sharp scissors are a must. I underestimated the thickness of the rug, and ended up using a serrated knife to get through it all. I actually liked the serrated knife because it did not cut any of the carpet fibers, it just cut the underside. The scissor grabbed and cut everything in its path, and left a bit of my rug with a new short haircut, which looks a little weird.

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