My DIY Dry Shampoo

There are loads of diy dry shampoo how-to’s online so what’s different about this one?

erm…nothing…except that I’ve been successfully using it for months & it’s completely awesome for my not-enough-hours-in-the-day life so my diy dry shampoo is definitely worth sharing:

That spice bottle was only half-full of diy dry shampoo goodness to begin with & has so far lasted for 8 whole months!

Grab some cornstarch & baking soda (speisestärke & kaiser natron in Germany) + a small, airtight container

add 1/4 cup of cornstarch & 1 tablespoon of baking soda to the container, pop in a drop of your fave essential oil if you’d like a yummy scent, close and shake well

A less than stellar hair day = oily looking roots

My hair bio: I have crazy thick long hair that grows at an alarming rate & needs its roots blonded every 2 weeks, is washed/conditioned once every 7 – 10 days, has a monthly DIY trim & gets a weekly treatment condition (if I have the time!)

shake a bit of your DIY’d dry shampoo into your hand & dab some onto your fingertips (preferably in your PJ’s before you get dressed to avoid powdering your groovy outfit of the day!)

pat it  onto your roots, hairline & wherever there’s excess oil then gently rub it through your hair over your scalp (you could also use a soft make-up brush to apply it if you’re feeling fancy)

 give your hair a brush and you’re ready to get dressed and meet the day with a fresh-looking ‘do!

*for brunettes simply add unsweetened cocoa powder to the mix to reach your desired shade & for redheads add cinnamon – bonus: your hair will smell like Christmas!

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The Cozy DIY Cowl Sweater

Dying to know how I created my fabulously snuggly cowl sweater?

Head on over to Dream a Little Bigger and snag my  Cozy DIY Cowl Sweater how-to!

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: DIY Sweater Socks

Nothing keeps toes toastier than warm woolly socks! Pop on over to That Cheap Bitch & get my simple step-by-step to create a cozy pair DIY sweater socks for every set of dancin’ feet on your list!

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Leggings too short? Here’s my DIY fix!

Remember my fabulous thrifted Norwegian style leggings?

Unfortunately after a second washing, calamity struck and they shrank nearly 20cm in length!

Any idea how I oh-so-quickly lengthened those too short leggings?

Here’s my DIY fix:

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There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint…

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a gazillion times: I LOVE PAINT!

Sure, there’s a bit of sandpaper & elbow grease involved and waiting for it to dry between coats is maddening but the difference a fresh layer of paint (+ some scraps of fabric) can make to a pair of battered old chairs is amazing:

Totally worth the work! I am completely enamoured with my new kitchen seats!

Need some more painted inspiration?

Take a scroll through my Tutorials for the Nest and marvel at what  a lil’ paint, some fabric & a bit of imagination can do!

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: The Upcycled Refashioned DIY Sweater Tote

Pop on by That Cheap Bitch and discover my nearly no-sew method for transforming an insanely itchy sweater…

into an Upcycled Refashioned DIY Sweater Tote:

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The Vintage Lamp Revamp

Since moving into our new home we’ve installed a whopping 16 ceiling lamps…whew!

Not by choice or to simply replace existing lights…nope when you move in Berlin there is absolutely nothing in the property whatsoever except the fixtures in the bathroom and the appliance, gas & water hook-ups in the empty kitchen. Having a basic knowledge of electrics, plumbing & DIY is essential as the first few weeks in a new home are spent installing lights, appliances & window coverings + building a kitchen to make it liveable enough to start unpacking and making it your own.

Having moved from a 2 bedroom apartment into a 3 bedroom house we found ourselves sorely lacking in lights but a visit to the charity shop revealed this vintage beauty for a mere €1.50:

Not exactly my taste but definitely usable…wanna see what I did with it?

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That Cheap (DIY) B*tch: The Coolest Upcycled Frames

Head on over to That Cheap Bitch and get the scoop on how I transformed those manky but marvelous window frames…

into these fab pieces of vintage-style art!

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The (DIY) Brocade Blanket Coat

I inherited an absolutely stunning 1960’s brocade blanket from Great Aunt Uschi a couple of years ago & was terrified to chop it up…but inspiration struck hard and my refashionista wheels kicked into high gear so the scissors (along with some lovely vintage trim) met the fabric and I created a fabulous new coat!

Waddaya think?

Here’s how to make one for yourself…

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Thrift Score: Introducing my (2nd) favourite pair of shoes in the universe

Remember that groovy DIY repair of my fave shoes in the universe?

Well, before my little refashionista brain managed to come up with the fab fix for those awesome yet damaged platforms, I was stalking ebay during the wee hours of many a morning in an attempt to locate & score a similar pair of lovely loafers, sadly without success

…or so I thought until last week when I received a fantastic e-mail letting me know that I was the winner of an auction that I had completely forgotten I had placed a bid on last month:

Meet the Second Greatest Pair of Shoes in the Universe!

Mint condition Underground coffin heel platforms for only €10.50!

These beauties are 100% handcrafted in England with a 12cm heel & are surprisingly comfortable.

She shoots she scores!

Snag some thrifty inspiration (+ join up & share your love of second hand & vintage) over on my Gone Thrifting facebook group!

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