live/wear

live/wear

live/wear

Can you believe that the beautiful, two-tone dresser in that photo was thrifted and refinished? The fact that someone could achieve such wonderful results from something easy to overlook at first is inspiring. That kind of drive and creativity is the solution to my strong will to decorate with very little money. You can read about the painting process at Centsational Girl. Also, I love those Asos flatforms.

I’m heading off to a friend’s wedding this afternoon! I’m excited to see her and have a mini reunion with our high school friends. It’ll be nice to get dressed up and escape the boxes for a day.

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leather dye

I love to dye things. When you’re strapped for cash, and when you’re mindful about waste, you realize what a huge blessing dye is. I picked up some white strappy sandals at my local Good Cents store for $2.00 a few months back, but just couldn’t bring myself to wear them. Some people (tan people and small children) can pull off white sandals, but I feel like a dork in them.

I was just debating donating the sandals back to Goodwill when it struck me that I could probably dye them. I had seen a feature in Lucky magazine several years ago in which one of the editors had dyed a leather handbag. I found some Fiebing’s Leather Dye in Navy on ebay for $5.00 and within three days, my white sandals were a deeply saturated blue.

This was an easy project, but it did dye my hands blue for a week (a small spot remains on my cuticle). I think I may need to seal them to make sure the dye is water tight, but I’ll save that project for after the move.