Welcome to Olive and Bleu.
I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
This is a collection of musings on design,
art, craftiness, fashion, food, decorating,
weddings and other things that make
life lovely. I hope you enjoy!

XO
-L 

 

 


Entries in DIY (4)

Tuesday
Apr032012

i still adore...chevron

Chevron: Its everywhere...and I really thought I'd be over it by now.
Turns out, I'm still smitten.
Are you crushing on chevron? Or over it? 

top to bottom, left to right:

Lovely handpainted dresser via
Chevron Fabric via (can't wait to stitch some cute throw pillows out of this...)
Monogrammed iPad Case via (want want want!)
Sweet Chevron Save the Dates via
My favorite Missoni for Target Blanket via my home
Such a Fun, Modern cake via
A painting I just finished that brings a nice bright punch to our kitchen!

XO
-L 

 

Wednesday
Nov022011

DIY: Brought to you by the letter K

If you know me, you are probably aware that I am obsessed with monograms. Love them. Even our wedding centered around our monogram and typography...guess its a graphic design thing. And of course I adore anything Anthroplogie. Take a cute monogram and mix it with some Anthro and you have some serious lust going on over here. I've loved these oversized zinc letters for a while, but can't get behind the $98 price tag. For one letter. Yikes! Pinterest to the rescue again! Seriously, is there anything you can't find a tutorial for on Pinterest? Dog jacket? Check! Giant Backyard Scrabble? Check! How to breed camels? Check. Ok wait... I made that last one up.
But there really are too many great ideas to count. Here's my newest DIY fave:

 So how did I take my letter from this... (Paper mache "K" is $8 from JoAnn Fabrics)

To this? Check out this tutorial from Kristen F Davis Designs. Its easy peasy (and only cost me $10!!)


Pretty cute, huh?

XO
-L 

Tuesday
Nov012011

Calvin's New Coat (Country Gent Dog Jacket Tutorial)

Hi Pretties! After a nice long rest I am finally back to my little blog- I have missed it so! I've spent my time off working on some big projects, planning a huge party for work and setting up our new house. I can't wait to share pics with you! But in the mean time I'll share a little sewing project I just finished: a sherpa-lined flannel coat for our little boo Calvin. So its not like it gets super cold here in Dallas, but this little coat was just too cute not to whip up. After seeing this tutorial on Pinterest I was obsessed. I'm no professional seamstress, but after a refresher class and a little practice, it actually turned out pretty well. Check out the tutorial here and make your own for your fur baby. And to see all my Pinterest lists, visit me here.

XO
-L 


Sunday
Apr172011

Pinterest DIY Love


Homemade Delicious Sugar Scrub  |  Pallet Coffee Table  |  Tiny Polaroid Magnets  
 DIY Beanbag Poof  |  Twine Globes

Happy Sunday lovelies! How is everyone's weekend? Ours was so nice and relaxing! Friday night we met one of our favorite couples Kacie & John for deep dish pizza and cocktails. They are so fun! Then Saturday, I ran a bazillion errands, and one of my BFF's Kendra (who is a buyer for an AWESOME clothing store, so therefore is ALWAYS perfectly dressed) came over and we made agave margaritas, grilled fish tacos, Mexican Street Corn (recipe from La Condessa in Austin- Holy Deliciousness) and key lime pie for dessert. And then we watched The Hangover in our PJ's. Such a perfect, yummy night.

And today, I made Protein pancakes for breakfast and have been lounging in my jammers and getting some work (and blogging) done. Oh and I napped. Cause a 2 hour nap on a Sunday is one of my very favorite things ever. ever.

Ok, lets get down to business. Raise your hand if you are obsessed with Pinterest.
Ok, I see a few hands...
For those with hands in their laps, you have to check this out. I've talked about Wists, Fffound & Polyvore before, but Pinterest is a new concept in saving the things you love from around the web. Find an image that you must keep? Something that inspires you? A new craft or tutorial that you just can't forget about? The new haircut you want to show your stylist? Yep-just Pin it. And the other best part is that you can check out what everyone else is pinning-and follow them. Its such an amazing one-stop-shop for inspiration. So sign up and get pinning. (FYI: you have to get an "invitation," but just sign up and they'll approve you in the next day or so.)

These pics above are from my "DIY" Pinterest board. Its where I keep all the stuff I am dying to make-these are my fave 5. Now if I had a free afternoon...

Check out all my Pinterest boards here!

XO
-L