urban outfitters dress diy.

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did you ever have one of those days where nothing (and i mean nothing) seems to go your way? today was that sort of day for me. from the moment that i woke up, until now, i felt as if luck was just not on my side. in fact, i am pretty sure that lady luck was having a big ol’ laugh at me!!! 

venting aside, the only thing that is keeping me going is looking at the before and after photos of this dress. what began as one of my favorite, ballerina-inspired items from uo, was after two years turned into a more modern dress style. modern for me, at least. :-)))

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i began by removing the arms, and sewing on lovely, black, semi-sheer fabric in their place. then i used the same fabric to add … you guessed it! a hello scarlett bow, of course!

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no dress of mine is complete without one. ;-)

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then *g* and i had a photo shoot late in the evening, on an extremely windy night, after work, and after i changed in our truck. also, the power was out. even though i am wearing a smile in addition to my newest diy, it was pretty chaotic. however, the photos did turn out, so i was a happy girl in the end.

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well, they turned out for the most part. the bow was actually tucked into my dress the whole time we photographed it! yet, given the day that i had, i could not expect the outcome to have been any different.

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c’est la vie, right?

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diy antler motif.

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this project is one that i had actually created at the beginning of the summer. because it was so simple, i felt like maybe my followers would not care to see how it was done. after months of being on the back burner, and because the end of summer is nearing, i thought that i had better post now! it’s better late than never, right?

you will not need very many supplies for this project. there are also many different ways that you can go about making an antler motif. i sort of cheated with mine when i kept the cutout for this guy and was able to use the cardboard as a ready-made stencil. obviously, you will have to make your own stencil if you haven’t yet purchased buck jr. from urban outfitters. (that, or hand paint the antlers on!)

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step 1: start with some wood

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step 2: use a suitable stencil

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step 3: spray paint the stencil onto your wood

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step 4: let dry, and hang your artwork up for all to see!

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as a bonus, you can ask your significant other to straighten your newest diy so that you can photograph it for your blog. then, when he is stepping back over the fence, get him to trip and fall and bend the fence, and then proceed to photograph him instead. ;-)))

p.s. did you like this diy post? if the answer is yes then click ‘like’, or better yet, leave me a comment!

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what i bought.

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wooden camera art from etsy.

i found jesiiii’s etsy store on abeautifulmess.com. i know, i know. can i go just one post without talking about abm? mmm, possibly! not this time, though. ;-)

we love to decorate little green with anything wooden. we don’t, however, own any wooden artwork. i definitely needed to change that!

having just built our camera station in april, the moment i saw these beautiful pieces i knew that i must have them. it didn’t matter that they were magnets, because no one would see their backs once they were placed in the wall crate.

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i could not be happier with this purchase!

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