Owning an old house and having a love for old items in general can lead to... a lot of projects. This week we started peeling the wallpaper from my sewing room. We were hoping it was just bare plaster underneath like it was in the dining room, but it turns out there's lots of flaking paint instead which is not so pretty. I also found an older dresser for $10 at the local thift store this week. It's adorable, but the top was badly damaged so I've been stripping and restaining it to hopefully get it looking pretty again! I'm thinking it'll go in said sewing room for a little while until we have a more definite place for it.
Frank is also working on our "new" table, cleaning up the legs from another old table, there's always work in the backyard, and we're both cleaning up some old mason jars. Oh, and we're hosting Thanksgiving this week! We're just a wee bit crazy.
J.Crew Dress (thrifted) // Thrifted Shoes, Bag, Belt + Scarf
I didn't even notice when I threw on this outfit that it's entirely thrifted! This is actually one of my favorite dresses, although I really haven't worn it nearly enough. I was incredibly excited when I found it at the thrift store this summer. I just love the "safari" feel of it, it seems like such a classic J.Crew look. Even though I think it's made more for summertime, I think it still pairs well with warmer pieces to be cute for a fall day. Sometimes it's just what you pair it with, right?
Last week when I put together a little inspiration board for Thanksgiving I came across these cute glitter-dipped feathers. They're so simple and fun that I thought it'd be easy to make a few. I love the way they came out, and they're also great because they're perfect as little Christmas decoratons too!
I whipped mine up by grabbing some found feathers I've been saving (although you can also buy packs of feathers from most craft and hobby stores) and dipping the tips in Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Glitter in Florentine Gold and then letting them dry on a piece of wax paper. Super easy!
Now I'm just trying to decide what to hit with some glitter next!