Monday, July 28, 2014

Today in micro fashion...

faux fur hooded vest with ears - H&M 
So maybe it was 90 degrees when I picked up this faux fur vest but I.could.not.resist. Sure, it's still very much summer here but in just a few short weeks, the temps will be dipping and my very favorite season will be upon us. Bring on the boots, the pumpkins, the cool breezes. We'll be ready!

Anyone else just a tiny bit addicted to kid clothing shopping? What are you favorite shops for your little one's closets?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hidden Kitty Litter Side Table {Guest Contributor}

hidden kitty litter side table created by Two Delighted |
This post was written by Megan of Two Delighted, contributor for Brooklyn Limestone.ContributorBannerTwoDelighted

Hello friends! It’s Colleen again and I’m here with a DIY for the cat lovers. We adopted the sweetest kitten this winter and we love everything about him, except the fact that our litter box quota has increased exponentially from one (for our older cat) to four (to make sure the kitten doesn’t urinate all over the house). Litter boxes are unattractive and smelly. It is just a fact. The one we have downstairs has been offending my eyeballs for months and I finally decided that I would make an attractive litter box holder to remedy the problem. I was originally going to buy a cheap furniture item from Ikea but then my husband and I stumbled upon the perfect open table/cabinet thing at Restore and I felt like I won the lottery. With some paint and a couple of cat necessities, it has now become a lovely side table as well as a place to hide the litter box.

What You’ll Need:
  • Cabinet or chest that you don’t mind messing up. If you can’t find anything used, Ikea has some cabinets that would work.
  • Paint - I used white oil based paint to make the white portion of the furniture nice and glossy but you can use whatever you want. 
  • Litter box that will fit inside of your cabinet - make sure the kitties have enough room for their little heads.
  • Plastic litter box mat
  • Plastic drop cloth
hidden kitty litter side table created by Two Delighted |
hidden kitty litter side table created by Two Delighted |

What You’ll Do:
  1. Paint the table with whichever paint you choose. Or don’t paint it. Completely up to you.
  2. Remove any hardware that will be getting in the way on the inside of the cabinet. I was lucky and was able to just take off the doors to have a hole for the cats to enter, but you might need to cut and sand a hole if your furniture doesn’t have doors. Place the mat at the bottom of the cabinet and line the inside of the cabinet with plastic drop cloth (securing either with staples or nails at the very top) so it is soft for their paws. Once we put the litter box in, it took the cats a little while to start using it. After a couple of days, I’m happy to report that both cats have seemed to like their new litter box. Yay for small victories. 
hidden kitty litter side table created by Two Delighted |
hidden kitty litter side table created by Two Delighted |

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Featured on Ana White : Farmer's Market Stand Plans

I'm so excited today because my little DIY farmers market stand is now immortalized with very fancy looking build plans thanks to the lovely Ana White.  The project was featured on her site this week and I couldn't be happier to be in such amazing company. Hope this is helpful for those of you who were asking for specific measurements or needed help with visualizing some of the details.

Farmers Market Garden Stand DIYwm | (7 of 9)

I'm sure you are already familiar with the amazing resource Ana White for great DIY furniture plans so its a treat to have anything I dreamed up included in the catalog.  Thanks for the love Ana!

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