Three Step Thursday

Embellishing lamp shades is a simple and thrifty way to spruce up any room. We’ve seen shades with a variety of frill– from lace to feathers.  Last year, Ingrid took her plain bedroom lamp shades and wrapped them in twine to create a whole new look.  The simplicity of this project is perfect for a three step Thursday!  Inspired by our vintage thrift store lamp, we added inexpensive flowers to this simple square shade.

lamp 11.  Take any simple lamp shade and find the perfect accessories

lamp-22. Use hot glue to adhere the embellishments to your shade

lamp-43. Put the lamp together and enjoy your new creation!

Ingrid & Lucy

Three Step Thursday

We put the spray paints aside for this week’s installment of TST. A few weeks ago, while perusing through the children’s books at a new thrift shop, we found some classics we couldn’t pass up.  With a few projects in mind, we decided to try our first idea on Three Step Thursday.  This project reflects our three favorites: simple, frugal, & unique. Create a gorgeous gallery wall in a nursery or kid’s room, and inspire children to see the beauty of written words…

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond”

~CS Lewis

childrens book frame 1

1. Select your frame and picture book

childrens book frame 2

2. Measure and trim the edges of the page to fit your frame

childrens book frame 3

3. Using double sided tape to adhere, align the paper and put the frame back together.

Ingrid & Lucy

Three Step Thursdays

We managed to take a plain jar from ordinary to vibrantly vivacious in three easy steps! We found these adorable little animals in our craft supplies and transformed two jars with only spray paint and hot glue.  Check out our new candy jars! We also think it’s a great “back to school” gift idea- perfect for those special hardworking teachers…

Animal Jars 1

1.  After cleaning jars, spray paint tops and any small plastic toy

Animal Jars 2

2. Once jar top and plastic toy have dried completely, place a small amount of hot glue to bottom of the toy and adhere to lid.

Animal Jars 3.1

3.  Fill with… (insert your idea here)

Ingrid & Lucy