Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thrift Store Dress Makeover

The other day, I finally got the chance to visit a thrift store downtown called Black Market. I had been wanting to go for a while so since I was in the area visiting a friend, I jumped on the opportunity to pop in. By the time I got there, I had only about 30 minutes before the store closed. I knew I would have to endure the eye rolls and piercing stares from the staff because I waltzed in so late. In my defense, they close at 7 which is earlier than I expected. Also, I was really quick and I actually bought 2 of the items that I tried on. And I was out right when it was closing time.

One of the things I picked up was this ridiculous plaid dress. It's kind of like a house dress you would expect your grandma to wear. I had the perfect makeover in mind so I bought it!

Thrift Store Dress Makeover
Before & After
My inspiration was a plaid dress that I saw a girl wearing at the CNE during the summer. It looked like a high-low hem but I am pretty sure that she was wearing this dress from Forever 21.  It was super cute in person. My made over dress is basically nothing like this one from Forever 21 but I guess you could say it was my jumping off point.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ikea Leksvik Desk Hack: Marble Contact Paper + White Paint. Done!

Marble Contact Paper

I haven't posted anything in a while. I've been busy with a few small projects so I'm trying to catch up now. My desk is one of them. I finally finished DIY-ing it! I told you I would finish, I know you were a little skeptical.