Category Archives for DIY

December 10th, 2015

DIY White + Gold Bar Cart (IKEA Hack)

DIY White + Gold Bar Cart (IKEA Hack) | Sara du Jour
Pictured above: Bar Sign | Shelf | Ice Bucket | Gold Tray | Flowers

Bar carts have become very trendy lately, and I’ve been wanting one of my own for quite some time. Though I’m not much of a drinker, I love entertaining and think bar carts make a wonderful piece of home decor, too. Unfortunately, all the bar carts I’d been lusting over were waaaaaay outside my budget. The least expensive one was over a hundred dollars, the most expensive one, close to two thousand. I was just about to give up on my dream of having my own bar cart, until I stumbled upon this lovely DIY tutorial from Sugar & Cloth. (more…)

10. December 2015 by saradujour
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December 4th, 2015

DIY Gold Dipped Glass Bottles (IKEA Hack)

DIY Gold Dipped Glass Bottles | Sara du Jour
Want to get that Anthropologie look on an IKEA budget? I have just the thing. With just a little clever DIY-ing and about ten minutes, you can make basic glass bottles or vases look super luxe with this gold-dipped effect. (more…)

04. December 2015 by saradujour
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May 25th, 2014

DIY Gold Sharpie Dot Mugs + Glasses

Last weekend I decided to get crafty. I’d seen DIY Sharpie mugs all over Pinterest and Etsy, so I thought I’d give them a try myself. After looking up a lot of different styles and methods, I combined what I thought were the best bits of each and went to town. They’re beautiful, very easy to do and super affordable! (more…)

25. May 2014 by saradujour
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January 29th, 2014

D.I.WHYYY and 50 Shades of White

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This isn’t a proper post. More of a teaser for what’s to come.

Today I spent about nine hours painting non-stop. 12 hours if you count running around town getting supplies. Why? Because the painter I hired to paint my new apartment completely stood me up. (more…)

29. January 2014 by saradujour
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September 29th, 2012

Getting crafty.

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I bought a new Blossom iPhone case (see left) a few weeks ago, and when it arrived, it wasn’t quite what I hoped it would be. Somehow, on the website it looked nicer, but in person the opaque matte plastic made it look a bit cheap, in my opinion.

Tonight I decided to take a bit of a risk and get creative with it. I painted the entire thing with a nail polish – Essie’s “There’s No Place Like Chrome”. It was really easy to do, dried quickly, and I think it looks fantastic. It’s a beautiful, reflective metallic silver color. Not only is it now one of a kind, I think it looks much fancier than it did before. I wish this photo did it justice, because it looks so much better in real life! So if you’ve got a case you don’t love, and don’t really know what to do with, consider painting it with your favorite polish! x

29. September 2012 by saradujour
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