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 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...
DIY FLOOR POUF

DIY FLOOR POUF

These leather floor poufs are taking over the design world. We had our hand at trying out an affordable DIY version and we’re in love with the result! Plus the nostalgic magic of playing with bean bag material again is an added plus! Cost: $20 – $50 (dependent on fabric choice) Difficulty: Materials: – 1 m of faux leather fabric – Embroidery Thread and Needle – Bean Bag Filler (available here!) – These Templates: floor-pouf-template-1 floor-pouf-template-2 Tools: – Fabric Scissors – Sewing Machine – Pins Cut out the template linked above and then trace this shape onto your fabric 10 times. Cut out each piece. Once you have all 10 pieces, we’re ready to start assembling. Start with two pieces and lay them together with the bad sides facing out. Pin two of the edges together. You can flip open your pieces and add a third one on again by lining up the two edges with the bad sides facing out. Take this to your sewing machine and sew up both pinned edges. After that’s complete, continue to pin on the rest of your pieces, adding each new piece to the edge of your previous one and sewing it up. When you come to your last piece pin together the front and end piece. Leave a few inches at the top unsewn. This will make it easier to flip inside out when you’re done. Now with your sphere right way around, add in a piece of scrap fabric into the bottom to temporarily cover the opening. We’re going to add on nice end pieces when we’re finished. To fill our pouf, we’re using...
DIY PUPPY / PET TENT

DIY PUPPY / PET TENT

This week across all of our social media platforms, we’re doing Puppy Week! A week filled with pet DIYs and of course, adorable puppies! Today’s dog DIY is a do it yourself pet tent. This is surprisingly easy to build and shouldn’t take long if you’re comfortable with a sewing machine! Cost: $10 – $50 (dependent on fabric choice) Difficulty: Materials: – 2.5 m of canvas fabric – String or Twine – Four 3/8 in wooden dowels Tools: – Ruler – Straight Edge – Scissors – Pins – Sewing machine or needle and thread To make our puppy tent, we’re first going to start by making the canvas cover. For this, we’re using this navy and beige striped thin canvas material from the fabric store. We purchased 2.5 m of it. From this we’ll need to cut out 4 triangles. Draw out a line that is 25in long. Then at the halfway point, go up 30.5in and make a mark. Connect this point to the two edges with a straight line. This will give you the triangles size we need. The sides should measure to 33 in long. Cut out this triangle and repeat 3 more times until we have 4 triangles. Next we need to leave some space at the top of our canvas for the sticks to exit. We made a mark about 26 in up from the bottom and cut slightly above that for seam allowance. Fold over and pin this edge as well as the bottom edge. Sew these up to stop the fabric from fraying. Make sure to repeat these steps for each piece....
DIY MEMORY BOX TIMELINE

DIY MEMORY BOX TIMELINE

Today’s project involves taking the best parts of your Instagram or other forgotten photos, and combining that with new crazy easy DIY home décor! This is our #PassionProject brought to you by HP. Thanks HP for partnering with us! For this DIY you’re going to need to take a trip down memory lane and gather photos and other mementos that represent special events or moments in your life. Think wristbands, tickets, photos, articles, handmade items – anything! The purpose of this DIY is to make a timeline of your life into décor, featuring your photos and other keepsakes. This is the one kind of décor you will cherish and talk about with pride! For our first timeline we chose a minimalist style based on our YouTube career. Some inspo for what your timeline could be for include: – Your high school years (past or ongoing) – Your college years (past or ongoing, this is what Becky did for our second idea!) – New married life – New baby (a timeline of important moments as they grow up, SO CUTE) – New business – Tell us your ideas below! Minimalist Memory Timeline Cost: $18 (photo paper & tape) Difficulty: Materials: – wall safe tape – black tape (we used electrical tape, but there are other wall safe options) – black pen/ marker – embossing label maker – HP photo paper Tools: – scissors – printer (we used HP OfficeJet 4650) Our first step was to print our photos and cut them out. We left a small border so that we could write the date on the top and the event...
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