LOFT VIBES: THE OFFICE & WORK SPACE

LOFT VIBES: THE OFFICE & WORK SPACE

DIY Projects get real in today’s episode! We had a plan to build the ultimate filming set up that was both beautiful and functional but making it happen turned out to be a lot of work! 8+ man hours of assembling Ikea cabinets plus the help of our talented handyman friend, Chris Palmer, and our dream space was on it’s way!   Chris also helped us build a matching work bench for in front of the DIY storage unit complete with wheels and a storage shelf! The tops of both the work bench and storage unit are butcher’s block which we sealed with a clear Varathane. Need help with a project? Check out more of Chris’ work here: https://www.handcraftedbychrispalmer.com/ Behind our storage unit, we wanted to build a custom pegboard. We drilled carefully spaced out holes into the hardboard wall Chris put up and then painted it a nice peachy-nude. We cut pieces of wooden dowel to fit into the holes to act as pegs to hold our tools on. (But only the most aesthetically pleasing tools of course, the rest are in the drawers) Pictured: Umbra Trigg Large Wall Vessel in Brass  and Umbra Trigg Vase in White As for the office, we wanted to keep it functional for office work, but still light and fun. The OH Chair’s from Umbra added just the right pop of colour for this! The office table is from Structube and is expandable to seat more people is needed. Pictured: Umbra OH Chair in Jasmine           Pictured: Umbra OH Chair in Jasmine     Pictured: Umbra ToTo Storage...
OUR LOFT BEDROOM & BATHROOM MAKEOVER

OUR LOFT BEDROOM & BATHROOM MAKEOVER

Hey friends! If you’re not up to speed, Kelsey and I moved offices from our tiny one room space to a gorgeous hard loft with exposed brick and floor to ceiling windows. AKA: a diy designers dream! We’ve slowly been making over the space and we’re documenting the process in a mini series on our YouTube channel we’re calling “Loft Vibes”. In this weeks episode, we turn an empty mezzanine into a beautiful boho chic bedroom for Kelsey. We also learned alot about cleaning old grout in our attempts to makeover the bathroom.   This DIY vanity was created with two ikea kitchen drawer units and flat shelving board from the hardware store placed on top.           Pictured: Umbra Trinket Earring Tree   Pictured: Umbra Touch Waste Can   We decided on a white and natural toned theme to match the wood with a pop of teal to add some fun! The bedding is West Elm and the Pillows + Throw are Home Sense   The Umbra Hub Mirror is our favourite piece in the space. Mirrors do so much for opening up an area and the circular shape is so beautiful above the bed!   We DIY’d these simple lamp shades since we found the exposed bulbs to be a bit too bright. We used some semi translucent scrapbook paper from the craft store and attached it to some thin wire we gently wrapped around the end of the lamp. These night stands are also a DIY. Click HERE to see how we made them!   Since Kelsey is living in the loft as...
DIY STENDIG CALENDAR / MINIMAL WALL CALENDAR

DIY STENDIG CALENDAR / MINIMAL WALL CALENDAR

Happy New Year! We want to start your organization goals off right by DIYing a giant minimal calendar. We were inspired by the extremely popular Stendig Calendar and made some adjustments to suit our taste. We created this calendar out of some poster board and some custom stamps. We used the Silhouette stamp kit but you can easily create your own with some simple craft foam and wooden block. All the templates you need and instructions are below! Cost:  $15 – $40 (dependent on which supplies you need) Difficulty:  Materials: 12 sheets of white poster board 1 sheet of black poster board 2 large binder clips Silhouette stamp kit OR foam sheets and wooden blocks A large sheet of craft paper This template for all the letters and number   Tools: Scissors Small xacto knife Ruler Pencil Eraser   So the easiest way we found to make the giant numbers was to create a custom stamp. We have a silhouette machine which can cut things out on stamp paper but if you don’t have an electronic cutter machine, you can easily cut them out with an exacto knife. We have a template on our blog linked below which includes all the numbers and letters you’ll need. The rubber stamp material and stamp blocks we used will also be linked below. The best part about this sytem is you can easily swap between stamps and you can see through the blocks which makes stamping in the right spot super easy. If you don’t want to buy those materials, another option is to use basic craft foam. We’re using this method...
DIY PUNNY GIFT IDEAS

DIY PUNNY GIFT IDEAS

Need a gift for a Secret Santa or maybe for a co-worker you don’t know that well? These funny and cute gift ideas can all be made with dollar store items! We’ve made some customs labels for all of the ideas which will be linked below. Feel free to get creative with your own style though! All the templates can be downloaded here & here! Melted Snowman Water bottle melted snowman printable label bottle of water Reindeer Noses Candy bag Reindeer noses printable label Clear candy bag Round milk chocolates (Maltesers work great!) Red round candy (We used a gumball) Stress Relief Package Stress relief printable label Bubble wrap Happy Holidays and a Chappy New Year Chapstick Chappy New Year printable card Chapstick                        ...
DIY FLOOR PILLOW

DIY FLOOR PILLOW

Floor pillows are the perfect chill decor accessory for any boho style room. They make for easy extra seating as well without having to take up space with a full chair! I’ll know i’ll be making more of these for when I throw that family style dinner party! Cost: $20 – $50 (dependent on fabric choice) Difficulty: Materials: – 1 m of faux suede fabric – Pillow Stuffing (3 bags) Tools: – Fabric Scissors – Sewing Machine – Needle and Thread – Pins – Ruler – Sewing Pencil Start by measuring and cutting two 25” by 25” squares out of the fabric. To make the shape more 3D, we cut out 6” tall “side” pieces to go around the floor pillow. If you have enough fabric, this ideally would be one long piece (for example, 6” by 100”) but instead, we are going to have four 26” by 6” pieces. We added half an inch seam allowance on the ends of each side piece so that they are the right length when we sew them all together! Take some pins and pin the good sides of the short edges together so that they make a complete square. Take this to the sewing machine and sew a simple line to attach all of your side pieces together. And voila! You have a long piece that fits perfectly around your 2 large squares we cut earlier. Back in your workspace lay out the side piece in it’s square shape and bring in one of your square pieces. Line up the seams of the side piece with the corners of the square. Pin...
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