Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Trashtastic Tuesday- Sweater Lampshade

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Hey all!  Welcome to Trashtastic Tuesday! This is a little series around here where I show you something that I thrifted, sometimes I make it over, sometimes I don’t.  Or it may be something that I have owned and I am tired of, or no longer like, so I make it over.  But nevertheless, it is usually something that I paid very little money for. For today’s project, I covered a lampshade with an old sweater. 

This is a fairly simple thing that you can make on your own, no sewing required.  All you need is an old sweater, some tape, and scissors.

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All you do, as you can see above, is to pull the sweater down over the lampshade.  I would recommend using the bottom of the sweater, however for this project I did was not able to do that.  My daughter had used this sweater to make a Christmas stocking (super cute too!), and I used the remainder of the sweater for this project.  But in an ideal world, it would look better if you used the bottom of the sweater.  Because I did not, I had the sleeves to deal with.  Which made it a little more difficult to deal with the seams downs the sides of the lamp shade.  I’ll get to that in a minute, but you simply take the sweater and pull it over the lampshade and wrap it around to the inside of the shade pulling until it is as snug as possible, then you tape it all around the inside with invisible tape.  I did not want to attach this permanently, because I will probably remove it for summer. 

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Below, you can see how I dealt with the sleeve holes.  I simply cut off the sleeves, and then pulled them tightly to make a straight seam down each side.  Now, if you know how to sew, it would be a lot better to sew the sides, but alas, I do not even own a sewing machine.  So I used double sided taped and worked with it until I had the seams as smooth as possible.  I also cut little slits on the inside of the shade to accommodate the metal parts that attach to the lamp. 

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And there you have it, this is the finished product!  I think it is a cute way to add a little winter coziness to out living room. 

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I really like how it looks on our sofa table.  What do you think?  Have you made anything from an old sweater?  Any creative ideas you would like to share with me?  I would love to hear some below in the comments! 

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Thank you for joining me today for Trashtastic Tuesday!  I love this trashtastic little project!  Have a great day!

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Please check out some of my other Trashtastic Tuesday projects here.


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Monday, January 26, 2015

DIY Love Canvas

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Hey all!  I am not a huge decorator when it comes to Valentines Day.  I usually do a few things, if any at all.  This year, I was inspired to make something that I could display for Valentines day.  but I wanted it to be something that I could keep out all year around if I wanted to.  So of course, being the Pinterest addict that I am, I took to Pinterest to find something to get my creative juices flowing.  And I found the perfect thing that I wanted to make!  This adorable DIY canvas love art! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Washing Your Hair Without Shampoo?! My Experience Using Cleansing Conditioner

This is not a sponsored post.  No one paid me to write about this or asked me to.  I have absolutely no affiliation with any of the products mentioned in this post.  I am writing about this quite simply because it is something that has changed the way I take care of my hair, and I wanted to pass it on to my readers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sweet Parrish Place Style {Vol. 11}

Hey all! Welcome to my weekly style post!  Every week, I take pictures of my outfits and join other bloggers around blog land who do the same. These posts are something that I really enjoy, because I have always had a passion for fashion. I love putting together new outfits, and shopping my own closet to wear things in different ways. I wear the clothes I own forever, but I usually don’t wear any item in the exact same way more than once or twice.  As a middle school counselor, I am always looking for inspiration, and ways to be stylish, professional, age appropriate, and modest, and I hope to provide that same inspiration to other women and mothers in similar professions or lifestyles.  I broke out my tripod this past week to take my outfit pictures.  I would love it if you let me know what you think!
I wore this first outfit to a work meeting last week.  I was going for casual yet professional.  I bought this chunky Free People sweater a few years ago at an outlet for a steal. 

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Chunky cardigan- Free People (old)
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Monday, January 19, 2015

DIY Fireplace Surround- Using AirStone

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If you are a regular around here, you have already seen my new AirStone Fireplace surround (you can see the reveal here).  Somebody stop me, I can’t keep from posting about this project!  Today, I am here with a full tutorial for how I installed my fireplace surround.  I will try my best to explain this step by step, but if you are planning on installing one, and have any questions for me, please don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments.  I will answer back! 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

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My husband always tells me that Valentines Day is for women.  That men don’t care to receive a gift.  He is probably right about that.  He is pretty good at making me feel special on Valentine’s Day.  Since Valentines Day is less than a month away, I thought it was the appropriate time to introduce you to Anjolee fine jewelry.  You know what they say – Diamonds are a girl’s best friend - right?  I am in complete agreement with that sentiment!  I will never be disappointed with a nice quality piece of jewelry as a gift.  Anjolee has been manufacturing fine jewelry since 1977.  That is a long time for a company to be in business, so they must be doing something right!  Anjolee jewelry collection can be found in retails stores across the country, but they have recently launched a website, where customers can purchase fine jewelry online. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter Mantle {Living Room}

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Hi all!  have I told you lately how much I love my new mantle and surround?  After living here for over two years with just a firebox in the wall, I am having so much fun decorating it!  I honestly don’t think I will ever get tired of it.  This is my winter mantle, but I think it could just as easily be called my Valentine’s Day mantle.  I showed you my thrifted mirror makeover for Trashtastic Tuesday this week, and you saw a few sneak peeks of my winter mantle, so today I am sharing the whole she-bang!