I write on napkins for everything. The first time I wrote on a napkin, I was telling an ex boyfriend why he was insane for breaking up with me. Funny, but I still have that “letter”.

Most recently, I went back to my roots. I wrote my plan for this project on a napkin. I wanted to stay true to the idea. Plus I was at my kitchen table when it came to me and that was the closest thing to paper that I could find.

For this project, I wanted to innovate a way to save money on furniture by creating it. Creating it doesn’t always mean building it from pieces of wood. Sometimes it’s a matter of going to a consignment shop (Durham Rescue Mission is my go to place) and finding a piece of furniture that just needs a little love.

As a young professional, I couldn’t afford to buy brand new furniture and I didn’t have the credit to “pay for it later”. So, I had to get creative. This blog features a few of those projects that I have completed!

Here is my animation for the project.

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2 Comments

  1. I really appreciated your humor, when you said STOP IT I literally laughed out LOUD.

    This is such a great idea. I have been trying to think of ways to reuse things, it is necessary to be sustainable and that is something i am working towards in my life.

    The facebook marketplace has been my very favorite place to locate items, and estate sales too. Are you local to the Durham area? If so definitely check out the scrap exchange for some interesting items to help you decorate.

    All the best!

    1. Hi Harmony!
      I’m a little late responding, but thank you for your comment! I love doing stuff like this and putting a little of my personality in it.

      I will ad more pictures under my DIY category, but I do projects all the time. Oddly enough, I have heard of the Scrap Exchange and I have never been. I will have to check it out after the stay at home order is lifted.

      Best to you, as well!

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