I started working on my DIY chalkboard dress form last week – taking it apart, fixing it up and putting it back together in my size/ my sample size – and I picked up my chalkboard paint ($22.97 at Home Depot), brush, roller, paint tray, putty to fill the gaps/seams, putty knife and sanding sponge yesterday. All together, after tax, the whole project cost me $53.33, not too shabby considering a small printed shop sign is $40 before time or money spent on the design. I should have it puttied and ready for paint by the end of the week.
This week, I finally made curtains for the windows of the front room of my apartment. I’ve lived here for two months now but I was determined to stick to my $40 budget, which meant waiting for my choice fabric to go on sale. Once it did, I purchased six metres to dress two floor-to-ceiling windows.
This week, I decided to take down the dowdy curtains dressing the window of my apartment door. These curtains came with the new apartment were certainly more the style of the previous tenant than mine. They weren’t outright objectionable but I knew that I could make large improvement with a small investment.
In addition to my own wedding, I was lucky enough to attend two other weddings this year. As a woman, what I looked forward to most as the wedding dates approached was seeing what the brides’ wedding dresses would look like. For the most part, each dress was starkly different this season but they did have a few, somewhat shocking, similarities. Continue reading