Hey, everyone! I hope you enjoyed your weekend and got in some quality time with the dads in your life. Michael came home yesterday so we celebrated belatedly. I decided to surprise him by mowing the yard so that he wouldn’t have to do it after traveling all day. This was my first time using the new push mower and I didn’t realize that the bottom lever activated the self-propelled mechanism until I had only 2 strips of the side yard left to mow. (Life’s confusing, y’all.)
Today I’m joining up with my favorite group of ladies for another Inspired by DIY Challenge, organized by my friend, Jess, of Domicile 37. I missed last month because I was still recovering from the guest room makeover, which was a shame because the inspiration designer was Eddie Ross. (You can see all the lovely projects by starting here.)
This month’s inspiration store is Urban Outfitters, aka Hipster Utopia. I’m 40 years old but still feel young and think I look young, too. If you feel the same way, I have a cure for your disillusioned self. Go to your nearest Urban Outfitters, head inside, and take a good look around. You’ll quickly realize that you are in fact, hella old, and basically an expired carton of milk attached to a pair of legs with saggy knee skin. #dailyinspiration
I combed through their home products until I found something that I could use in my old lady abode, this fun dinosaur print by Meagan Higginbottom. Remember Pee Wee’s Big Adventure? “C’mon Simone, let’s talk about your big but.” One of the best movies of all time. Seriously.
I already had a picture in mind from a photography workshop I attended a few weeks ago. We had to work with toys to make compelling images, and I really liked how my toy dinosaur picture turned out. Roar!
I decided my house and I aren’t cool enough to have a large toy dinosaur photo on the wall all by its lonesome and rounded up some more photos to make a gallery wall for the ladies’ lounge.
To complete my hipster photo gallery wall, all I had to do was find some affordable gallery frames, paint them gold with my favorite gold spray paint, and hang them using the world’s handiest templates, which were included with the frames. (Thanks, Target!)
I can add more photos as the mood strikes, since I had to steal a bunch of props from other rooms to fill the negative space below the photos. I’m thinking 3 more ought to do the trick.
I need to get on with it and paint the dang doors already. I made a poorly-edited mock up for your viewing pleasure. Bad editing aside, the painted doors will make a huge difference and I’ll paint them later this week.
Pretty much any black and white photo in a gold frame is going to look nice. I covet the frames from West Elm and would’ve loved to call them mine if they weren’t so expensive. (Have I mentioned before that I would make an excellent lady of means?)
Now go and check out what the other ladies have come up with! I’m sure they’ve made projects more inspiring/interesting than mine, as per usual. #stillcraftingimpaired Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great day!