Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Photo Restorations

Today anyone can teach themselves to use photoshop but I believe it takes someone with a good eye for detail and is not afraid to go back and rework old photos to get closer to perfection. I learned a lot of my skills in photoshop after college. I started working for Destination Maternity a clothing company for moms-to-be, where part of my job was to edit all in house photography to be used for the company's website. I still enjoy editing photos and will continue to work on enhancing my skills and learning new techniques. Below are some examples of work I have done for friends, family, and other clients. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

DIY - Phone Cover
I made this design in Adobe Illustrator by using the different shape tools. Turned it into a JPG and followed the instructions at http://www.getuncommon.com/ And now I have a cool iphone case that I made myself!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DIY - Fabric Flowers
Tools you will need:
Hot Glue Gun
Scrap Fabric - I used 2" W & 21" L (longer the fabric the bigger the flower)
Headbands - I bought a pack of plastic headbands from Target  
Below I will show pictures step by step. This is a really easy DIY to get a cute fast headband! 

Fold in half once 
Fold again in half
Roll to make the center of the flower
A small amount of hot glue to hold in place
Flip fabric over and over as you go around the flower to make the texture of the flower
It should look something like this by now
Again a small amount of glue as you 
go around the flower to hold it in place 
Glue the end down over the back of the flower

Glue a piece of fabric on the back after gluing the flowers onto the headband 


Cute & simple 

Monday, June 4, 2012

DIY - Furniture Refurbishing - Finished Pictures

Over the weekend I sanded the dresser one more time and put a second (final) coat of paint on it. I am so happy with how it turned out. Overall was not a hard project and only took about 3 weeks and that was only working on it during the weekends! If anyone is thinking about refurbishing an old piece of furniture I would definitely do it. You will be so happy with the results. Time to start brainstorming my next project. 

Paint Color - Lowes Valspar Enchanted Green 
Hardware - Anthropologie - Zinnia Knobs in Palace Yellow
Inside Dresser - Lined with wrapping paper from the dollar store!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

First Time Blogger!

I am new to the blog world. So at first it will be mostly posts of random projects I am working on.
I am a graphic designer living in Philadelphia trying to find my niche in the art world. :)
DIY - Furniture Refurbishing - Pictures of the process

Using a power sander and sanding blocks we took the glossy finish off leaving it still smooth but dull enough for the primer. 

Tools used :
Power Sander
Sanding Blocks 180 & 220 Grit
Valspar Latex Primer
Elmer's Wood Filler Putty

Finished pictures to come next week! :)
DIY - Furniture Refurbishing

I started a weekend project of refurbishing an old dresser. This was also my mom's dresser from when she was child and it has been passed onto me. I wanted to update the look of it and give it a vintage feeling at the same time. With the help of my boyfriend this has been a fun project and I am now contemplating on making this a side job!