Hello Defined Designers! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Recently I was re-organizing my apartment and I decided to give my sister our mothers Jewelry box for her birthday. She has always wanted it so I figured it was time to pass it on to her. But, when I gave it to her I quickly realized it nowhere near fit her room decor. So a project was born!
Last week we decided it was time for the Jewelry box make over. So we headed out to Home Depot and picked up some glossy black spray paint, silver metal finish spray paint, and sand paper to re-imagine the jewelry box to better fit her style. Here is the before:
First I took off all of the Gold hardware and cleaned the jewelry box. I then lightly sanded the piece for better paint adherence. Take a look at the prep:
We then headed outside to begin the painting!
Now take a look at the finished product!
This was a great quick way to give something with sentimental value a new life! Now my sister can enjoy it as much as I did. What do you think defined designers?
Until next time!
Hello Defined Designers!
I wanted to share this wonderful DIY project that my fiance surprised me with for my birthday. He ‘re-imagined’ my grandfather clock that was passed on to me by my dad. I have been nagging him for over a year to paint the clock to fit in more with our decor. (It is too sentimental to get rid of, so why not give it a new life?)
Why is this clock so special to me? When I moved into my first place my father decided to pass his beloved grandfather clock along to me. This clock was one of the first large purchases that him and my mother made when they bought their first home together. Being that my mom is no longer with us makes it that much more special.
Look at the clock in the 80′s:
Yes, that is a little me! So cute I know.
Now look at the clock ‘re-imagined’:
This was a great surprise! I love that he took the time to hand paint the wood carved relief.
Hope you enjoyed my wonderful DIY birthday surprise. So defined designers have you re-imagined a piece of furniture that has sentimental value to you or your family that didn’t quite fit your decor?
Hello Defined Designers!
So for about a year and a half I have been contemplating the idea of designing and creating lighting fixtures. But I had put the idea on hold. Today I was inspired! I was browsing through the latest issue of California Home+Design and I came across the most inspiring lighting fixture. The fixture entitled “The prototype lamp” is made by Matt Gagnon. His amazing fixture is made from constructed wood pieces which are then encased in yarn. This great find inspired me to start creating my own designs. I’ll be sure to post some of my DIY projects soon! Stay tuned…
Prototype Lamp by Matt Gagnon
Take a look some other special pieces I found.
Interior by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard for Joe Francis’ Mexico home.
DIY yarn fixture from pickles.com
Pinrest DIY beaded Chandelier
Clothes Pin Chandelier Jamin Puech’s Paris
Can’t wait to get my DIY on! Until next time defined designers!