Thursday, September 19, 2013

DIY Personalized Painting



As regulars at our local thrift stores, we come across quite a few hideous, outdated paintings. For just a few bucks we decided to spruce one up a bit. 

For this DIY all you will need is a thrift store painting, some paint (we got one of the small bottles at Jo Ann Fabrics) and some letter stickers (also found at Jo Ann Fabrics).

How to:

1. Start with the ugly painting.


2. Stick on the letters. This part takes a bit of patients and precision. As you can see, we had neither and it came out a bit crooked.


3. Paint over the letters. We used a small sponge brush for accuracy

4. After it dries, peel off the letters.


Now, there is a disclaimer. After we peeled off the letters, it wasn't completely clean. We used a small brush to line the letters with a different color and that fixed it right up!

This project has endless possibilities, and we plan on experimenting more in the future!



xoxo,

a&a

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Simple Solutions

Today's post is quick and easy! We love antiquing and thrifting and end up finding some pretty unique finds. Sometimes pieces are obvious and on trend, and other times you have to see it for its potential. 

This ugly, brown clock was on sale for half off so we paid $1 for it. Not much of a risk if it doesn't turn out great, right? 



We took it home, spray painted the wood, and now it works perfectly in my living room!






So get out there, thrift and garage sale your hearts out, add a little love, and you have your own unique piece.


xo,
a&a

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sister Style








Transitioning from summer to fall fashion can be rather tricky. Abigail chose to pair a long button-up tunic with a light scarf, leggings, and boots. This simple style is perfect when there is just a slight chill in the air. This outfit is great for looking cute in class or a coffee date. Scarves are also the perfect accessory to pair with the top-knot hair style!



Let us know what you wear between seasons!

xoxo,
a&a