Dabbling in the Art of DIY

Dabbling in the Art of DIY


When it comes the DIY projects they all start out super fun and usually end up frustrating. My baking will never turn out like it’s done on Pinterest, it’s impossible!


 So since I am more likely to know what I’m doing with clothes, and can put my degree to somewhat good use, I decided to DABBLE IN THE ART OF DIY regarding an Old piece in my Closet.  So, here’s my Jacket I wanted to use:

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The J.Crew Boyfriend Fit Waxed Jacket

Why:  Because I have 2 of them, it is a boyfriend fit, so I don’t know why I bought the first one too small for my shoulders……-____- ……so when I bought the second recently, I wanted to do something fun with the original!

Inspiration: Ornately decorated liquor bottle, typical right?!  (Rolling my eyes).  The bottle was too pretty to throw out, and I anticipated it lasting longer in our bar then an hour after it was opened for my Father’s Birthday…

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Materials: Jacket and white Sharpie paint pens, alternating between about 4 of them (they dry out pretty quickly)

Time it took: About 4-5 hours, I get up and walk around (I get distracted easily)

End result: A new trendy way to wear an old garment that your don’t want to leave your life just yet.

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some close ups:

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So I would like to suggest, no matter what your arts-and-crafts skill level is, here are some rules to live by when “Esty-fying” something in your house or wardrobe:

1. Rule number one:

Is to find an inspiration, it can be anything (hey says a lot about myself that I hand drew on my jacket inspired by a liquor bottle). But it can come from anywhere, even something completely irrelevant to what you what to revamp.

2. Rule number two:

Is there is no mistakes, only happy accidents (all my design teachers used to say). If you get blue where you don’t want to, so what “make it work” and it’ll come out great.

3. Rule number three:

Is to embrace the flaws go with them!  Be proud to call it YOUR masterpiece, whether your are the next Leonardo da Vinci, or your project somehow resembles a toddler’s chew toy, who cares! It’s yours!  And it should be something your proud of for sitting down and making the time to do a DIY project in the first place!

4. Rule number four:

Make it all your own and be P-R-O-U-D!

Here are some fun ways to style your new look:

Simple T-shirt and Jeans:

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Fun Frocky Dress:

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Fall Plaid and Boot Essentials:

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All your own:

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And at the end of the day these aren’t really rules just healthy guidelines really for your sanity when you start to get discouraged.

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PSSSSSTTT! This jacket is FOR SALE due to my linebacker shoulders. Click Here on Twisted Sophisticate for my contact info if you are interested! 

(it’s a boyfriend fit size small)