Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Projects

Hello again everybody!

So I've been working on a whole bunch of projects.. maybe not actually WORKING on them as I've recently gone from working as a barista 3 days a week to 5-7 days a week. EEK ! So basically I've just been collecting things to work on and then thinking about them a lot. :P Haha fail.

This weekend I'm going to get started on them and really get some stuff done! I decided I'd show off my before projects see what people think of them and then show my recons and revamps later on! Are you excited?! I am.

Lately I guess I've been drawn to the colour orange, don't ask me why.. not like it's one of my favourite colours or anything. Just happened lol.

This is the first project I'm working on. I needed a dress to wear to my cousin's wedding, coming up September 10th so I better get workin! It's an orange silk fabric, floor length with some billowy transparent fabric on top. I can't think of what the word would be for the actual fabric. Here's a picture of the dress ! It's really pretty but floor length is not really my style and it is too low in the front so I'm going to fix it up. I got this at Value Village for around 25 dollars. Totally worth it.

My plans for this dress is to make it above my knee and poofy! Im thinking with a slit in each side or something with a cream coloured fabric underneath. THEN under that I would use some crinoline. Also I would add a tie up bow under the bust. Here's my drawing of what I want it to look like :)

And last but not least.. I am working on an outdoor wrought-iron stool. I found this at a flea market for 22 dollars.. kind of pricey for my budget but I kept thinking about it after I left the store and I had to go back to get it! Here's the pic of the before

Some past owner decided it would be a good idea to upholster this cute chair in this hideous fake orange fur (mom thinks it's cute LOL). The wrought-iron is all rusty and paint chipped so I'm going to repaint and reupholster and REVAMP! It should look really cool. Updates will be coming in soon. 

I'm also going to be looking for some accessories for this wedding. Hair accessories especially. If anyone knows some cool jewellery I could look at (online or otherwise) let me know please!



  1. For some reason I am really am drawn to orange too. My daughter is going to use it in her wedding, I wonder what shade she is going to pick.

    I think your mom is right that chair is cute in orange, very retro. Lovely chair.

    Can't wait to see how your dress turns out, love before and after pictures. Thanks!

  2. Oooh orange at a wedding sounds excellent. Is she having her wedding in Autumn? I think it would be really nice to have a harvest themed wedding.

    I will definitely be posting some before and afters! It will be done by September so keep a look out :P ;)

    Thanks for the awesome comments!