DIY Seashell Decor
Two projects for under $4.00!
I bought the shells ($1 for a big bag) & jar ($1.95) at the Christmas Tree Shoppe. With some leftover hemp twine I crafted two different decor pieces. The string of shells was fun to make. I draped a broken costume necklace with yellow/seafoam green beads with it to compliment.
I’ve been redecorating/rearranging my room lately. My mom kind of took it over while I was away at school - although she did find a lot of great decor at garage sales and whatnot (her
I draped some pretty string lights around my room and scored those two jewelry stands at TJ Maxx. Now my accessories aren’t tangled in a shoebox anymore…
We took a ferry from New London, CT back to Long Island.
East LI is a complete different place. Huge open farms, vineyards, cows/horses. Very nice drive back to the crowded suburbs.
Canobie Lake, New Hampshire
My family reunites every 4th of July at my aunt’s lake house. Canobie lake is so gorgeous and I really enjoyed my trip this year. It was a very well-needed relaxing change of scenery.
One thing I missed are the fireworks that shoot off from a barge in the lake. The holiday fell in the middle of the week this year, and we couldn’t stay to see them.
DIY Wood Antiquing
In April I had my New Media senior show! My piece & thesis focused on nostalgia/retro culture through the lens of modern technology, and I wanted my gallery installation represent this clash as well.
I programmed a couple of different interactive apps for iPad and enclosed it in a “vintage” looking frame, but it wasn’t enough. One of the parts of my project featured home footage from VHS and other old media, so I decided to display the framed iPad on a wooden shelf to give it a homey feel.
However, the shelf looked too new. I didn’t have much time and followed some tutorials online to try to antiquate the look of the shelf. Here are pictures of my process :)
- Two different grits of sandpaper
- A hard wire brush, hammer, and other tools to create dents and wear
- Wood stain & paintbrush
I checked out High Line Park when it opened a few years ago, but I could hardly enjoy it. It was so packed and nobody could even walk. I hadn’t returned until last week - and wow, it really is such a gorgeous NYC treasure. The converted elevated train tracks stretch over 10 blocks, a scenic alternative route transforming your standard city stroll.
My favorite section of the park features a little stream lined with benches - you can take off your shoes and soak your feet for a bit! We even caught a bride and groom taking photos - her dress was so beautiful, I wish I got a better shot of it.
The park wasn’t too crowded this time around. I took the first three photos, the rest I credit to my dear friend Tony.
Etsyians at the Hester Street Fair
I was in NYC this weekend and I stopped by the weekly Hester Street Fair in the East Village. I was so pleased to see so many awesome Etsy artists selling their goods!
Paper lamps: zipper8lighting.etsy.com
Prints & Cards: clowdernine.etsy.com
I’ll have another NYC post tomorrow. It was a gorgeous weekend, and I snapped lots of pics. Also - I finally got an iPhone, so hopefully this is the last sub-par photo quality post I’ll ever publish ;)