Another great art installation by Anthropologie. A “coral reef” of coffee filters and cupcake baking cups!
Category Archives: DIY projects
The living room in the new apartment has vaulted ceilings. So if we want to paint in there we’d need to paint the ceiling too. In addition to buying a neck brace, we’d also have to buy a lot more paint. One idea is a doing a wall mural that add drama for less money. These two are great.
Pink Poodle Parade
Cupcake Wrapper Garland
An “Apple-a-Day” Calendar made with apples
A “T” made of cups. T cups. Get it. “T” cups. Teacups.
One of my favorite inspirations is Anthropologie’s store art installations. They are AMAAAAAZING. Sigh. I can remember one of the first times I went to an Anthropologie store. It was downtown Chicago and it was in the fall/close to winter and they had this massive spool of thread (and you know how I love massive things) with the coordinating massive red string threaded throughout the store ceiling and walls into beautiful swirls and patterns. Wonderful. Enjoy the pictures above and if you can recreate that “T cup” installation in your kitchen you will be my lifetime hero.
So I remember a craft project from my elementary years involving wrapping string around a balloon, soaked in starch, left to dry, then taking out the balloon and you have this cool looking, rigid web-like ball. So my logic is, bigger balloon, more starch, more string, right?
Like I mentioned before, I am super stoked to have a dining room adjacent to the kitchen. Take the food out of the oven, put it on the counter. We’ll be eating like real adults and hopefully teaching Blinn to do the same. (I realize Blinn is not even 2 yet, but really, can we keep a little more food off of the floor, the ceiling, the clothes, down the pants???! We’re working on it.)
So the new apartment has a dreadful-looking ceiling fan in the dining room, and that’s one of the first projects I want to tackle after painting. I love the look of these large, chunky, modern pendents. I think the last one (which is from Ikea) fits our budget more. If we don’t go to Starbucks for a month. I might need help convincing Greg…
So I do like some industrial decor things, as long as they’re softened down a bit. I also love to attempt, or think that I can make, things that are most likely out of my skill set, like say, beds made out of plumbing that probably require some welding and a ginormous saw of some kind.
What I’m confessing is that I am unrealistically optimistic when it comes to hand-crafting things. (Gotta love that can-do attitude though, right?)
So, with that preface, I could TOTALLY make these awesome beds…
AND these chandeliers…