Sewing Studio Makeover + DIY Decor + Giveaway

Hi everyone!

So for a month and half, I have been working long and hard behind the scenes making over a room in my home.  It took me a minute to decide what I wanted this particular room to be but eventually I figured it out.  So…you all know that for a while, I’ve had a sewing closet.  I’ve always dreamt of having a sewing studio so I felt that this was my chance to go for it.  So I wanted to describe my style very briefly so that you are able to understand the direction I was going in:

  • “Cheap but Chic”- I wanted my room to portray an expensive look and feel, without the high price tag.
  • Minimal- I wanted the room to have a clean feel with a simple color palette.
  • Inspirational- I wanted to feel inspired in every direction I looked whether through words, pictures, or colors.

Here I provided a few BEFORE shots of my space:
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In order to eliminate the high price tag, I shopped around my house for stuff I can incorporate into my space and of course the room would not be me if it did not have DIY projects.  Below are a few pictures of DIY projects that I created.  I made my own curtains, wall art, painted my frames, faux metal knick knacks, painted my vases, inspiration board, shelving units, book covers and pillows. You probably want to know how I did all of this right?  Well, you are in luck! I show you how in the video I provided at the end of this blog post. But first, here are the “AFTER” photos of my brand new sewing studio.
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room17room18room16room19room6This drawing/ Watercolor painting was done by Kerrilyn
Check out her blog HERE
Follow her on IG @kerrilynnoelle

room2This couch/ futon was kindly provided to me by DHP Furniture
Check out their website HERE
Check out their Pinterest board for inspiring home decor ideas HERE
Purchase this and/ or several other inexpensive pieces for your home HERE

REVIEW
Modern, sleek, clean look and feel
Easy to put together (approx.. 20 min)
Futon was extremely easy to lay back and return upright
Expensive look without the high price tag
I wished it came with a matching ottoman w/ storage

GIVEAWAY TIME

DHP Furniture was kind enough to send me the couch/ futon to review and add into my decor.  And guess what? DHP Furniture wanted you to have one as well!!!  So the rules for this giveaway are as follows:

  1. “LIKE” DHP Furniture on Facebook HERE
  2. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel HERE
  3. Subscribe to my blog HERE
  4. Follow me on Instagram @Cheapbutchic
  5. SHARE this picture on Social Media and use the following hashtags #cbcmaygiveaway #dhpfurniture
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  6. You can enter as many times as you want.  Giveaway ends May 28th.
  7. Good Luck!Use this Rafflecopter App to make sure you are officially entered into the giveaway.  This app is also located on my Facebook page.
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So in this video, I provide you with a tour and all of the DIY’s that I created for my Sewing Studio.  Thumbs up if you enjoyed!

Special thanks to DHP Furniture for sponsoring this post and for giving me the challenge to makeover a room in my home.  I really enjoyed the challenge.

 

DIY iPad Sleeve by Victor + Alexander

So my little brother is back from college!  Yaaayy!!! I asked him to come up with a DIY gift for the guys in our lives and I LOVE it.  It’s simple, easy, and it actually looks store-bought.  My husband will definitely be getting one of these.
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I love this style of iPad sleeve because it’ sleek, modern, and it looks quite classy. And guess what?  It’s actually a “Look for Less”.  He found the idea from a company called Hard Graft.  It is priced at $114.  Can you believe it?  YOU can make this for about $5!!!  Saving you $109. What?!?!?! (Remember to use coupons when shopping!)
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What’s special about DIYing gifts is, you can customize the materials to match the person recieving it.  So….if you actually wanted to gift this to a woman and or anyone with maybe a kindle or another tablet, you can change up the measurements and you can use a different colored felt.  There are so many bright colorful felts in the fabric store, so you’ll have fun customizing this project.
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Transitioning into Fall: Circle Skirt

Fall is my absolute favorite season.  I love EVERYTHING about it. The smell, the food, and ofcourse, the clothes. So since Fall is around the corner, I decided to bring you the perfect Fall transitioning piece. Circle skirts are the best transitioning piece when it comes to Fall fashion.  They are perfect paired with bare legs or colored tights.

DSC_0165The pattern that I chose for this skirt is awesome for those that have never sewn a thing in their lives.  The steps in this pattern is extremely easy to follow and this skirt is so fast and easy that you may want to make more than one. I know I am!
1Black and white is a must have trend for Fall so I chose this black and white ethnic printed linen fabric. I absolutely love it! It’s color is toned down, yet the print is so bold. The fabric and pattern were both purchased at JoAnn Fabrics.
get the look
Jean Button-Up: Target Clearance
Black Scarf: New York Vendor
Ethnic Printed Skirt: DIY
Clutch: Shop my CloZet
Shoes: Target Clearance
DSC_0198DSC_0183DSC_0179DSC_0203Comment below and let me know what your favorite thing about Fall is. Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you decide to make this skirt, I would love to see.  Tag me on Instagram @Cheapbutchic and follow me there for all other DIY’s and other crafty things I’m creating.  Also, If you haven’t yet, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.  God Bless. XOXO

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Shop my CloZet

If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you already know the AMAZING news that I have to share. If not, allow me to enlighten you.  I decided to revamp my online shop and decided to sell accessories that I have in my closet. No, these are not used items.  All items will be carefully handmade by me and will be made to order.   I will be tailoring my shop to each new season to provide the best quality items for you as a consumer to look your best.  My shop has been closed for a little while now because i have been working long and hard coming up with fashionable items to upgrade your closet.  My shop is set to open on September 1, 2013.
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To describe my NEW shop, I would simply describe it by stating that its “A modern take on afforable luxuries. Classic pieces to upgrade your clozet and to keep you ahead of today’s current trends.”

So allow me to first introduce you to my handbags.  I will have a permanent collection and I will have a seasonal collection.  The seasonal bags will only be short-lived.  They will last for only that season.  So, if you have your heart set on a bag, you better hurry up and grab one before they are all gone.

The Seasonal Clutches
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The Permanent “cloZet” Collection
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I have also included in my shop, Heel Sleeves.  Heel Sleeves are an inexpensive way to upgrade any pair of heels.  They come in all different colors and styles. Heel Sleeves are an easy way to transform your entire look.  They definitely upgrade a boring pair of heels and they take your outfit up a notch by giving your outfit a pulled together look.  Be a trendsetter in your very own pair of Heel Sleeves.

Here is just a hint of what I will have in store.
Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow Livingontheedge Ruffled UpFringe with Benefits I hope that you join me on this journey of setting new trends.  The items that were pictured and mentioned was just a hint of what I have in my “clozet”.  There is so much more.  Thank you to all of that has supported this blog, my YouTube channel and all other social media sites.  I truly appreciate your support. It means a lot.  Be sure to follow my shop on Instagram
@shopclozet for pictures of other product that will be launched during my grans opening.  See you there!
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