Category Archives: DIY

DIY Painted Chair Makeover

04/22/15

DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth DIY patterned chair makeover | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Okay, so I’ve this Ikea chair forever. It was one of those things you have in your house but you also still forget you even own because it’s literally just there, you know? Since we had a ton of leftover fabric paint from the DIY workshop, so I figured what the heck, I’ll paint it! At least if this DIY painted chair makeover extravaganza went really south I wouldn’t miss the chair, ha!

I think I like how it turned out though! What do you all think? Don’t get me wrong, I know the pattern is a little crazy, but would you ever paint a pattern on one of your old chairs? The good thing about the particular is that it’s doesn’t get super scratchy if you apply it lightly, here’s how I made mine…

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5 Flavored Water Recipes & DIY Fruit Cups

04/21/15

5 flavored water recipes & DIY fruit cups | sugar & cloth 5 flavored water recipes & DIY fruit cups | sugar & cloth

You know how I sit you guys down at least once a week while we have an honest discussion about buying things solely for the packaging and how we shouldn’t get too carried away? Well, I’ve found an exception to the rule of not getting too carried away and I’m hereby giving you full permission to go buck wild and buy and ALL THE Soma things. Seriously. They’re just as pretty as they are practical (aka all of your summer gatherings will thank you for this all natural, white oak handled beauty at the table), plus they donate to clean water charities with every purchase, which is a cause worthy of buying for in my book! If all of that doesn’t make you want to turn and hug a friend, I don’t know what will.

I think I may have mentioned it before, but I don’t drink any sodas (or “pop” to all of my North eastern friends! #shoutout), so my drink choices are seriously lacking when it comes to summer months. I’m usually downing flavored soda water left and right, which as it turns out after a few friends letting me down not-so-gently, doesn’t constitute replacing all of my regular water intake (we won’t even get started on Jared’s habits!).

Thus, all of this to say that I’ve become newly obsessed with Soma, which is perfect for fulfilling my need for an intentional plan to keep something on hand that hydrates, works fast (sooo much faster than regular filter pitchers!), and tastes crisp too. It’s basically going to be the sole reason that Jared stays weened off of coke cans, and me away from iced chai’s. But you know me, I have to have some flair to it, so I’m bringing you five flavored water recipes & DIY fruit cups to add a little pizazz to my new found hero…

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DIY Beach Macarons

04/20/15

DIY beach macarons | sugar & cloth DIY beach macarons | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Every year I decide I’m super over summer right around the end of September (this is Texas after all), and then around the end of March and beginning of April I’m ready to carry a drink with an umbrella in it and sing about beaches and coconuts everywhere I go just to get my own personal sunshine rolling in. Clearly I live a very basic existence, but the point of this story is that the closest I’ll be to the beach until our next escape is with these DIY beach macarons.

I’m also currently obsessed with Gray Malin’s ariel seaside photographs (which I can also only dream of having), so I got a little frisky with the edible markers and tried some of my own aerial aerial seaside cookies…

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DIY ACACIA WOOD PLANT STAND

04/17/15

DIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth DIY acadia wood plant stand | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I swear someone might actually think I have a green thumb with all of the plant stand DIY’s I’ve been pulling out of my sleeve here lately. It’s cool though, I’m totally happy with being a poser if it means I get to keep this cute DIY acacia wood plant stand around, I just love it!

Even better, it’s actually an Ikea hack, but I didn’t want to get too crazy on you guys all at once. I mean, I know you only need half a reason to run laps around something with it being Friday and all, but just promise that if you do happen to run by an Ikea on your weekend excitement high that you’ll buy up one of these guys to DIY sometime over the next few days…

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