That dress is adorable, I love the back!
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It's a linen t-shirt. I've been wanting to buy a linen shirt for a while to cover up any dress I might wear. Maybe I'm a little more excited than I should be? I've been wanting to buy more linen for a while now.
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Haha, casey! Did you eventually let me use your concealer so I would shut up and rave? That dress is adorable.
Jillian Michaels...that bitch. http://jezebel.com/jillian-michaels/
Hahaha, I knew she was gonna get broken down somehow. I'm glad it was children that made this bitch crack.
So this is the tutorial I used to make the bleached palm tree shirt- http://www.ohsoprettythediaries.com/...ach-shirt.html
Instead of using card stock, I free handed my design on to contact paper (the adhesive kind-bought it at target for a few dollars.) You could also print and cut out a design and trace it to the contact paper and cut it out, that way I could move the shirt around without the pattern moving. I also used a plastic place mat to put between the shirt instead of cardboard, so it didn't get soggy but still protected to backside of the shirt.
For the letters, I bought clorox bleach pens and free handed the lettering. I used chalk first to be sure I made the letters the right size.
I found darker shirts worked better with the bleach, and I also did a 1/2 and 1/2 mix of bleach and water. They are quick to make, and I have somehow volunteered myself to make them for the rest of my camp now. I also recommend copious amounts of wine while crafting
I'm still on my quest for the Holy Grail -- a new couch. All the couches on my original list were test driven and nixed for various reasons. What I've learned on my sojourn thus far: most modern couches are only built to last for 3-5 years (the foam gives out). They expect people to tire of the look of them by then and to want to have something new. Many of them don't use springs anymore, just elastic webbing (what? like patio furniture?). And this is in couches I would not consider inexpensive (I think 2K for a couch is kind of a lot, don't you?). Apparently, if you want one as well made as my 50+ year old vintage job, you need to fork out a minimum of 4/6/8K(!!!)
I do intend to test drive these two new possibilities (I loooove they way they look):
But I strongly suspect I will end up doing what I've done in the past: just keep checking thrift/vintage stores and craigslist for another ballistic 50 year old piece and get it reupholstered. May require much more patience, but soooo much cheaper.
I had the same problem when I was looking for a sofa. I like the newer/sleeker look of the ones you posted, but then I would sit in them and they were so uncomfortable. I want a sexy couch that I can also take a nap in.
I never use my couch.
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My roommate has a pretty nice leather couch and two leather (or pleather) recliners that are super comfortable. Although, it's getting hotter out and I got up after several hours of couch surfing yesterday and the back of my clothes were covered in sweat. When I move I definitely won't be buying leather furniture.
When we started having the kids we went with Ikea couches because we would care less if they got trashed. I am now a big fan of couches that use slipcovers because we have white ones and it is amazing to see how dirty they get. Grosses me out to think about the couch we had as a kid, all the nastiness lurking in the fabric that I would rest my face on daily.
It is incredible how fucking expensive furniture is now too. My girlfriend and I are currently looking to furnish our new loft.
Yea, my sofa is just over 2 years old and is already starting to look a bit worn, plus despite being scotch guarded, most stuff that is spilled on it has stained. (This is a new experience for me -- my previous sofa was scotchguarded and everything just wiped off... it was off-white, for god's sake, and still looked okay after 12 years). I almost wish I'd never replaced my older sofas, as each replacement is less durable. Unfortunately the old ones I had were massively heavy and long and impossible to fit through narrow stairs/hallways that are common in apartments here.
My husband is great at picking out furniture and has impeccable taste. Unfortunately he also has extremely expensive taste, so as a result besides the furniture we bought for our daughter's bedroom we haven't bought anything new in 10 years. We really need a sofa too. HtD, you said the previous sofas were eliminated for various reasons. Was it mainly size and comfort or were there other factors that made you choose to keep looking? I really like the new ones above, although the wood paneling is a little odd. (IMO)
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Alright ladies, it is the time again where I am super bored with my hair and want a change. What are your thoughts on this cut?
This is what my hair looks like now.