CHEATING ON FASHION WITH FURNITURE part deux.

PINTEREST BOARD HOME DECOR

I’ve been gathering inspiration all over Pinterest to decorate and organize my new small apartment. Follow my board Cheating on Fashion with furniture for great home decor inspo and some awesome DIY’s.

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PERFECT BEACH WAVES BY FREE PEOPLE

What you need to get the look:

1) Surf spray – Amy swears by Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray – or you can make your own

2) A curling iron that has a 1-inch barrel or thicker (the thicker the barrel, the larger the waves)

3) A blow drier

DIY – Fringe Necklace

Here’s a DIY for a fringe necklace from the lovely Mrs. Ellen from Universe and you.

What you need:

  1. Elastic Cord
  2. Pen
  3. Piece of leather
  4. Cutting Mat
  5. Cutter
  6. Leather Glue
  7. Ruler ( this one is specially to use with a cutter )

Step 1 : Cut the elastic about 90 cm ( about 35,5 inch). Make the hangman’s noose knot on both sides. I choose this knot because you can adjust the size, making it longer or shorter.

Step 2 : Mark the leather. Start with one fringe, the biggest one 20cm x 0,5 cm (7,9 x 0,2 inch) and then mark 2 fringes with 1cm (4 inch) smaller. And keep marking two fringes each time 1cm (4 inch) smaller than the last one. Mark the total of 22 fringes + the big fringe for the necklace (you can make less fringes if you want). After that mark 2 fringes of 19 cm (7,5 inch) for the end of the necklace.

Step 3 : After you mark put the leather piece above the cutting mat and then cut fringe by fringe.

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Fresh Tomato and Arugula Bagel Pizzas

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This is the end.  This is the end of my day.  This is the end of the week.  This is the end of a pizza bagel before it meets my belly.

The end looks like a toasted bagel with fresh, seasoned tomatoes, salami, melted fresh mozzarella, and lemon pepper arugula.

The end.  The end tastes toasty, fresh, salty, and melty.  The end also has Project Runway reruns.  The end is pretty good lookin’.

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This is the beginning.  The beginning of my day.  The beginning of my natural and unrelenting carb cravings.  The is the beginning of a bagel pizza.

Now…. just to clear the air:  Yes.  Yes… I come to you with bagel pizza pictures.  This has to be ok, because this is how I live.  If you don’t crave pizza bagels on a daily basis then… I don’t even know you anymore.  I just don’t.

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I love bagels… but I sometimes take the soft inside bits out.  More room for good filling.  Fresh, unevenly sliced tomatoes.  Go!

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Salt and pepper are totally necessary.  This already looks good.  It’s just tomato and bread.

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Tomato and bread and meat and cheese.

It’s just like a best friend party!

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These loaded bagels get placed on parchment paper and put under the broiler.  They’ll get toasted and melty.

What could go wrong?

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Um… I’ll tell you what could go wrong!!!!!!!

If you put parchment paper under the broiler, it will catch on fire and you’ll burn your house down.

I’m not joking.  I know this to be true… because I totally almost burned my house down.

That’s an exaggeration, but I really need you to understand.  No parchment paper under the broiler.  Don’t be like me.

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Ok… don’t burn your house down like me… but you should totally eat like me.

Make yummy choices that include things that melt.

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Top those melty things with arugula that’s been sprinkled with fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper.


From: Joy The Baker

Super Easy Chalkboard DIY

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What you’ll need: A pretty frame, thin board such as particle board to use as your chalkboard, primer, chalkboard paint, saw, and a roller to paint the board
1. Make a template of the board. If your frame already comes with a board, just use that and sand it so the surface is smooth
2. Saw the board. If you have a wonderful boyfriend like me, ask him to do it for you. (double plus if he cleans the saw dust too!)
3. Apply a coat of primer onto the board and when that dries, paint the board with chalkboard paint
4. Wait at least 3 full days before you start writing!
Warning: Don’t start painting it on your skin wondering if you can be a human chalkboard.

Super Easy Chalkboard DIY. By