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DIY Project: New TV stand

As I’ve stated before, I LOVE thrifting. But, what I haven’t said before is that I love utilizing Craigslist as well! I blog a lot, and follow a lot of interior design blogs. Since I just moved back to the Tampa Bay area I have a blank canvas (new apartment) to play with.

People always ask, “How do you find this stuff? What do you search for?” I literally type in exactly what I want! If I don’t find what I’m looking for, I search for similar things or state it a different way. You have to be careful when using Craigslist, because you never know who your meeting or what they really have. But 9 out of 10 times you’ll be getting the real deal! (& meet some real characters!)

Okay, back to the DIY project. I love wood and I love industrial looking things. I’ve seen crates used for bookcases, tv stands, side tables, etc. So when I knew I was getting a new TV for the holidays (gift to myself) I knew I wanted to make the tv stand I’ve always wanted! So… I started my search on CL (short for Craigslist). I searched for wood crates, and BOOM there they were. A couple in Tampa inherited  some 500 military dynamite crates. They had about 30 left and I bought 10 for only $50. I was ecstatic! Then, I got home and opened the boxes, that wasn’t fun.

First, I’m pretty sure my neighbors thought I might be a terrorist, no joke. I was moving 10 military dynamite boxes, I mean, what would you think!? So once, I got all the boxes in my humble (aka tiny) apartment I made space for my new crate tv stand. I open the crates and there they were 4 empty boxes, fit very tightly in the crate. Then I figured out EVERY crate had 4 empty boxes in them. Thats 40 boxes I had to dispose of, not fun.

But, the crates looked amazing! I am stoked to have everything set up and it all looks great. Check out the photos below and don’t be afraid to DO IT YOURSELF.

 

Before (my old tv stand):
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The initial set up:
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Another angle:
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How I made the tv steady:
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Some of the boxes from the crates:
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The final product:
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Another angle:
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Nail it: NYE Edition

The time is near! New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and what better way to bring in the New Year then a glitter nail tutorial? While majority go for the silver and gold, I opted for the pink, barely-there hue & glitter! Essie’s newest collection “LuxEffects” had me pretty sold. Though, I was never really fond of the glitter-nail look, per say.. The consistency of the glitter is much more real for me. I can’t handle the same-sized specs of glitter that only shimmer in the light. Essie’s take on the glitter is Tres Magnifique! The dimensional specs pull light from all angles and REALLY let it all shine. Send me your styles to melissa@societychic.com or use hashtag #SCGlitter. I can’t wait to see!

What you’ll need: The “essentials” for prepping (acetone, files, cuticle pusher/cutter, Ms.Manicure lotion). Essie nail polish in “A Cut Above” and “Eternal Optimist” and Scotch tape.

NYE Glitter Nails

DIY: How to Fray Jeans

I thought that making a video would be easier than writing a post. Turns out it’s more of a headache than I initially thought. Anywho here’s a nifty video that explains how to make your own custom pair of frayed jeans. Enjoy!

 

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