DIY_Crate Table

DSC_1234 Since I had already tackled my closet as part of my spring cleaning (see my video if you missed it), I had to move on to another part of my room.

I had plans for this entire quarter to build an elaborate table for my room, and even saved this piece of plywood, but time just never seemed to permit. But today when I finished my finals (!) it was the first thing I got done...but by a little faster route.

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Like I said I had saved this piece of plywood for a while now. I got in from the shop yard of my school's wood shop--aka it was free. It's a great place for people like me. As for the crates, I first walked down to two antique shops next to my house looking for some cool vintage ones, but at $40 a pop, I passed. I picked up these two wooden crates at Michael's today instead and just set the wood on top. Easy. Done.

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The reason I wanted open crates was so they could double as storage. Since I set my record player on top of the table, I stored my records in one of the crates which I really like the look of. I'm using the other one for my camera gear, which I need access to daily!

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Remember the pipe and flange lampI made a while back? I wanted to display it on this table as well. However, I broke the lightbulb recently, so for now, its working as a great hat rack!

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Finally, I set my long mirror on top of the table. This wasn't part of my original plan, but it now lets me see my full outfit without having to kneel down (a fashion bloggers dream!). It also adds some nice height to the space!

I hope you enjoyed this little storage DIY--I wanted to share it because its such a fast storage solution that also shows off your personality at the same time.

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow with an outfit post to show you what I wore to dinner with my friends!

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FASHION_in my bag

i've always been inspired by the tumblr page things organized neatly. i love scrolling through the images and particularly like when the organized items are those inside a person's daily bag, such as this one or this one. i think that these photos really speak a lot about the person, and are becoming more prevalent in the design community. today i wanted to make my own, which features my backpack and what i have with me on a daily basis. considering that i'm a full-time architecture student, these things are with me even on the weekends. enjoy! things organized neatly 1

1_backpack, Timbuk2 2_water bottle, Camelbak 3_calculator 4_2 fountain pens, Varsity 5_mouse pad 6_mouse, this is a must for me. i can't do any of my computer work without it 7_studded planner, see my DIY tutorial here 8_sunnies, Target. these rotate depending on my outfit for the day 9_headphones, WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy for Urban Outfitters 10_sugar skull wallet, gift from my friend Courtney 11_red camera, Canon (i also carry around my larger Nikon with me some days) 12_camera pouch, H&M 13_metal ruler 14_5 gum 15_mac charger 16_keys on carabiner_R.E.I. 17_personal sketchbook, gift, from Nordstrom 18_studio sketchbook, gift, from Barnes and Noble 19_my macbook pro, forgot to add that in to the picture!

p.s. The appearance of this new post also means that i'm done with finals and am officially on break for the next month! you can expect lots of DIYs and outfit posts coming up from here on out. thanks for reading!