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?)
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!
Ever wonder how my hair has gone from gothic darkness to rockin’ blonde bombshell throughout the years without losing its luster?
Hop on over to That Cheap Bitch and discover my frugal formula for safely lightening those lovely tresses at home:
My fave thrift shops are full of vintage Kittelkleider (apron dresses) & although most of them are made of slippery, scratchy workwear polyester occasionally I stumble across a sweet soft cotton that begs to be taken home & refashioned…
Such was the case with that lurvly white (and surprisingly stain free) apron dress so I just had to transform it into a fab cropped jacket!
Here’s what I did:
We’re finally moving into an actual (little yet lovely) house with a yard and everything! No small feat to find in the crowded metropolis of Berlin! This one literally fell into our laps and is located - get this - behind our current apartment building in the “Remise”…
and just what the heck is a Remise? (pronounced ree-mee-zay)
A fabulous old converted farm building!
Since discovering our soon-to-be-new-home I’ve been stalking the kleinanzeigen (online classifieds) for thrifty yet awesome home furnishings and am delighted to share the quirktastic vintage treasures that I scored for my new kitchen:
erm, yeah…I forgot to mention that our new home, although full of potential, requires quite a bit of work to transform it into the spectacular space I envision it to be - this DIY diva is definitely up for the challenge!
How fabulous is that turn of the century kitchen buffet? Some elbow grease & creativity will have it back to its former glory in no time!
I was floored by the awesomeness of this old hideaway wash basin table (it shall soon be transformed into my new kitchen island) + the lovely seller gave us that 1922 typewriter as a “little bonus” – Wheeee!
all this beauty needs is a good old-fashioned scrubbing!
and last but certainly not least my 41st birthday gift to myself:
a gorgeously restored sideboard to complete my vintage kitchen
it even has most of the original manufacturer’s label from 1938 which thrills me to no end!
and just how much did all of these vintage treasures cost?
a mere €230! She shoots she scores!
Discover the (frustrating) ins & outs of moving in Berlin with my detailed Finding a Home in (Berlin) Germany post and stay tuned for loads of funky home DIYs in the future!
Head on over to That Cheap Bitch & discover how I created my very own fabulous re-usable bleach pen from bits I already had lurking about the house + my step-by-step for personalizing your cotton textiles with your fancy upcycled bleach pen!
(*my cheap-bitch-dude-stop-peeing-over-there face)