Someone will always be prettier. Someone will always be smarter. Someone will always be younger. But they will never be you.
— Laugh with your Eyes, Hug with your Soul,and Smile with your Heart
Between crushes, fascinations and lust-have trends, our sea of inspiration is never-ending, which brings me to my latest obsession… the color MINT! From my manicures to my midnight snacks, I just cant get enough. I took a cue from my go-to hue and decided to inject a happy medium (literally) into my home. A new coat of paint can transform a room and your mood, but choosing the right color can be a little nerve-racking. I dove into this DIY with my head and paint brush held high knowing that Valspar’s Love Your Color Guarantee would be my safety net. Make your home stylish from the floor to ceiling with a freshly painted feeling!
To create: Chose three paint colors in a light, medium, and darker shade that hail from the same color family. I chose Valspar’s Ultra Green (light), Beach Blanket (medium), and Sea Treasure (dark).
STEP 1: Trim wall with painter’s tape and use a roller to paint entire wall the lightest hue. STEP 2: Paint a bottom panel with the darkest hue. STEP 3: Mix your medium and dark shade together to create the 2nd darkest color and paint a section. Next, move up on the wall and paint the 3rd section the middle color only. STEP 4: Blend the colors together using a smaller paint brush that is DRY, until areas and lines bleed together. You may need to touch up with mixed paint as you go, as it takes on an amazing ombré effect.
Everyone knows a creative mind opens many doors, and we’ve got the key, actually, Fossil does! They have been using vintage keys throughout their collections since day one to inspire, incite wonder and unlock curiosity and endless fashionable possibilities. So in the spirit of DIY, we decided to add a modern, color-blocked twist to this iconic, timeless object to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out!
To create: gather vintage keys in various sizes. Use nail polish in a variety hues and paint small sections of each key. Allow to dry and add each to a chain. Mix and match and layer as many as you like!
P.S.- Join us! Create your own versions our of color-blocked skeleton key necklace with Erica on Fashion’s Night Out at Fossil Times Square- 1585 Broadway at 47th Street, 6pm-9pm.
Follow your DIY dreams and add an eclectic inspiring touch to any room. Originating from Native American culture, dreamcatchers are said to filter out bad dreams and allow the good ones to float through. A geometric weave, bright feathers and the elegant touch of colorful stone accouterments combine to create a covetable object that’s trendy yet timeless.
To create: Web the elastic cord around the embroidery hoop - get inspired by structured spider webs or intertwine your own unique organic shape. Secure the web and wrap the frame of the embroidery hoop with suede cord. Embellish the web with gemstones or beads. Finish off by tying scrap suede cord in a variety of lengths to the bottom of the hoop and dangle an assortment of feathers.
Nothing lasts Forever.