Archives for category: to make pronto

I’m heading down to NC today after an AMAZING weekend with the wonderful Wesslers in Silver Spring, Maryland (more on that and them later this week).  While I’m down south, I’m planning on hitting every thrift store for things for my new flat.  One thing on my list is a globe for August’s room.  I used to look for globes for my classroom, but I discovered that the ones that have been donated to thrift shops are often horribly outdated (showing the USSR, East and West Germany, and don’t even get me started on Africa).  Since I use globes for educational purposes and not just pretty displays, I can’t get a mislabeled globe.  So.  I’m going to fix it with some chalkboard paint.  Either doing something like this:

Or, more likely, this:

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I’m rather obsessed with this sophisticated duvet set from DwellStudio:

However, I’d rather keep $280 in my bank account, thank you very much.

But I could possibly part with 27 bones for this similar bedding from, gulp, Walmart:

How hard could it be to add a solid border?  Not THAT hard methinks.

I’m going to make this necklace.  All I need is yarn: red, burnt orange, eggplant, dusty blue, lavender.  Cute.