Head on over to That Cheap Bitch for my delightfully destructive dystopian DIY:
and while you’re there take a gander at my 7 ways to wear that upcycled DIY circle scarf from last week:
Vintage Lace is one of my absolute fave items to score at the charity shop. From delicate handmade doilies to an old yellowed bridal trousseau, if it’s lovely & lacy I’ll snap it up, clean it and stash it until inspiration strikes!
That stunning 1950’s lace dress was one of the amazing finds I discovered in the treasure chest we inherited from Great Auntie Uschi last year.
A quick refashion transformed it from frumpy to fabulous and I wear it every chance I get!
Vegan Biker Jacket (thrifted) €1 – Plaid Scarf (thrifted) €0.50 – Lace Dress (inherited & refashioned) €0 Vintage Slip (thrifted) €1 – Tights (1982) €2 – Chunky Loafers (had for years) €0
Total cost: €4.50
Snag some thrifty inspiration (+ join up & share your love of second hand & vintage) over on my Gone Thrifting facebook page!
As always feel free to take part in the thrifty fun & vote for the upcoming themes…
Ahhh, the joys of Autumn in Berlin: humid with that odd little chill that creeps into your bones topped off with non-stop drizzle & mist from the sky. The perfect weather for a light enough to layer, completely waterproof yet totally funky raincoat…but where does one find such amazing outerwear?
You make it of course, my darlings!
Raid your scrappy stash, head on over to Dream a Little Bigger and create a bodacious set of upcycled denim bangles with my groovy step-by-step tute:
I wear mine ALL of the time and they also make a funky, lickety split gift!
(+ they look magnificent with my freebie antique typewriter don’tcha think?)
Cristina is one of the most imaginative refashionistas I’ve ever had the pleasure to virtually meet! The astonishingly original creations she shares on In The Mood For Couture would be a fabulous addition to any high fashion runway…
Get to know this stunning seamstress and discover her fabulous thrifting & upcycling tips:
After 2 incredibly busy weeks of painting, installing lights & plumbing, creating a kitchen from scratch and loads more crazy renovations I’m back babies! There’s still A LOT more work to do to make the new house our home but for now it’s liveable (& unpacked) enough to allow me to get back to work refashioning & blogging! Hooray!
Pop on over to That Cheap Bitch for my autumn-chill-beating-no-sew accessory set of awesomeness!
Hooray! Moving day is tomorrow bringing with it a very short break from blogging for moi & loads of upcoming home beautifying DIYs, ideas, tips, tricks & tutorials for you!
Our new digs are full of potential so roll up your sleeves, get your imagination in gear & join me on a “before” tour of our soon-to-be stylish new home:
Welcome to our Remise (ree-mee-zay): an early 1900’s farm building that has been converted to a small 2 level house with a yard. An amazingly fortuitous find in big city Berlin & oh-so-conveniently located behind our apartment building - this pic was snapped from our balcony = a pretty convenient move – although trekking up & down the 62 steps lugging boxes & furniture will definitely result in some sore old muscles for a few days!
**the following interior photos were all taken when we first viewed the property and contain the filth, dreck, wall paint & remaining furnishings of the former tenants**
The front foyer is tiny yet functional & just one of the many unfortunate colours the previous renters chose to decorate with
The main floor bathroom with stand-up shower.
All of the scuzzy wooden furnishings will be removed & replaced with DIY goodness
The small room located beside the front foyer.
Walls will be painted gleaming white, the floor replaced with walnut laminate & it will eventually be our guest room
The living room.
The former tenants had divided it into 2 narrow rooms…we shall be knocking out the (uneven) wall, replacing the floor & transforming it back into one large open plan living/dining room.
The kitchen…there are no words.
Check out my thriftastic vintage kitchen furniture here and let your imagination take flight!
Moving on to the second floor with a fancy curving staircase that luckily needs nothing but a good cleaning!
The master bedroom.
Carpet will be torn up and oh so much more!
The upstairs bathroom.
You don’t even wanna know what I saw in that toilet.
My future studio – narrow but nice with 3 large windows!
It’ll be so much lighter & brighter with clean white walls!
The munchkin’s room…in desperate need of a paint job & her fabulous decor!
The attic – great for storage but unfortunately too musty & damp for much else.
and last but certainly not least: the (crazy overgrown) yard…a huge job to be thoroughly tackled in the spring.
S O M U C H P O T E N T I A L !