if you caught peaches’ diy project yesterday, you are well aware of her love of color and unusual objects (i loved the male bust vase, it was like a giant floral chia pet). this quick figurine makeover is another awesome idea; with a little glue and paint, this headless matador has been brought back to life, and looks like he’s having a lot more fun. you can see more of peaches’ recycled creations on her site. great project, peaches! -kate
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i have to admit i am a huge wimp when it comes to adding mixed patterns in my house. it’s embarrassing to watch me hem and haw over patterned accessories; they sit on my desktop for months until i chicken out and buy something plain that ends up boring me immediately. it’s not cool. when i saw this end table project by justina of compai creative in la, i wanted to kick myself. i love how fun this pattern is, not to mention the fact that she upholstered this piece with fabric and upholstery tacks. genius. i love how it pops against the robin’s egg blue wall and the green plants. why can’t i be brave like this? i plan on looking at this project when i need a kick in the pants, not to mention justina’s blog, which is packed with a similar love of color and fun. thanks for the inspiration, justina!