Thrift Store Chic

  Today's tutorial isn't exactly new, I've seen different versions of it scattered across the internet; the basic idea is that you take an old figurine and paint it a solid colour to look chic. It's really popular with animals, particularly birds. 

    I've seen painted owls in high end decor shops, and their prices are rather outlandish, so I decided I'd rather paint one for myself. It's been a few months now, and I've finally found the owl I was looking for! I scooped him from a thrift shop for only five dollars, and he's quite large. I knew I wanted to paint him either a bright pink, lime green, or electric blue. As you can see in the photo, I went with blue. I'm very happy with my results! This is my 'Thrift store chic' blue owl tutorial.


    If you are interested in trying this project out for yourself follow the step by step guide below...

 

DIY Spider Shoes


  This is my first tutorial for the blog, and how befitting as I simply adore the crap out of it. I have a "thing" for spiders. I know that this is not exactly a shared trait, as many individuals are terrified of them. I once was afraid of spiders too, mind you. I used to run away screaming from them. It changed when I adopted a tarantula, whose fragility, and nervous disposition won my heart. I haven't had a tarantula in a very long time, but the adoration for spiders resonates throughout my life. Naturally, when presented with a very dull pair of flats, I was inclined to embellish them in some way or another, and spiders seemed to be an appropriate selection. 

    I have created a step by step tutorial for you to make spider shoes, which is fairly straight forward. All you require is some basic sewing skills, the patience to get the job done, and the right tools to do it.  Follow the steps below....