Never ending coats of paint

So truth time: last week didn’t end up being DIY week. Turns out, back in August I kinda forgot that September was trip month (in other words – I’m the worst) that, and my project still needs ONE more coat. This is about one thousand paint coats more than I had anticipated. Soon, it WILL look awesome (note to self: what everyone says about cheap paint needing billions of coats, is true, buy the good shiz.) But, it is happening, tomorrow, after today’s coat dries. Might be late. Might be early. This over-anticipated Pinterest challenge will have it’s day. Tomorrow. Luckily this blog is just for personal fun, otherwise I would really feel bad.

I might still feel a pretty bad.

Speaking of DIY’s – Almost Makes Perfect just posted a DIY I had been thinking of doing FOREVER, she just beat me to it =). Naturally I immediately went and bought some bottles after I read her post. And I am going to copy cat this so hard.

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Today I am listening to: Carried Away by Passion Pit

Am feeling inspired by: The beautiful, white apartment in Sweden where Design Love Fest is visiting (photo by sfgirlbybay)

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Want to be wearing: This cute and flowing jumpsuit worn by the perdy lady at The Tiny Closet

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DIY Canvas Triangle Bag

Happy Wednesday lovey dovies.

As I mentioned a couple days ago, my life just finally calmed down a bit after being pretty nutso there for a while, so needless to say, it has been quite some time since I was able to get any fun projects done. I figured for getting back into it, I may want to do something small and simple – not put too much stress on the situation.

I also mentioned earlier this week that I am trying to be a bit healthier (physically, mentally, etc.), and with that, I have started taking lunch and snacks into work (sorry Chiptole, I ❤ Teriyaki, Havana, and others). But in doing so, I wasn’t overly excited by any of the typical lunch bags you see out there. So in an effort to create something a bit more unique yet simple, I figured I’d start with a $1.50 canvas bag. To spruce it up a bit I pulled out my painters tape and some black fabric paint I had left over from a school project.

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And a few minutes later, boom! Triangle bag. I am kinda in love with it. It is so easy, very graphic and was SO cheap that even if something spills in it or a handle breaks or any other traumatic event occurs, it can be redone in just minutes.

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What are your favorite quick DIYs? I am feeling really addicted to the instant gratification they provide; in fact, right after I made this bag I  quickly started a second project that was just about on par with the simplicity of this one and will be on the blog later this week.

JUST a QUICKIE

I haven’t forgot about you, my dear, dear bloggy-friends.  It has just been one of those rough n’ tough, thank-god-for-two-buck-chuck kinda weeks, and therefore I have not been able to give this blog the tender love it deserves.

This also means that this has to be a super quick post — ugh sorry, I know it’s still really early in this blog’s lifetime to be having a short abandonment period, but I promise I will return shortly and with goodies!  Goodies=posts in this situation, in the case that it wasn’t obvious.

So in support of being real quick-like with this whole thing, let’s talk about someone else’s amazing project, shall we?

I am sure you are all familiar with The Brick House.  If you aren’t, I don’t know what is wrong with you, but you have a lot of catching up to do because it ranks up there with Manhattan Nest and Door Sixteen as far as amazing, kick-ass home improvement and interior design blogs go.  And if you don’t know who those other two are, you better just cancel all your plans for the weekend, because you MUST read them all, from like original post to most recent.  They represent everything that my cute little baby blog would like to be someday.  Anyway, The Brick House, who is like my idol when it comes to design and style, had a friend of hers sew this amazing cushy headboard thing, inspired by the dreamy Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.  (I haven’t ever been but would love to go — wink, wink, handsome husband of mine)

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Anyway, read her post, read her whole blog, and stay-tuned for when I become a slimy copy cat that is totally going to make one of these myself.  Or at least attempt to.

Enjoy!

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