Posts Categorized: DIY

Design + DIY + Interiors + Life + Projects / Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017

One Room Challenge Week 7: Final Reveal!

One Room Challenge The House That Lars builtYou guys! Can you even believe we made it to week 7, the final reveal (click here if you’re just joining in)? I’m pretty surprised myself! This One Room Challenge was a TON of work and it’s all thanks to so many generous people who made it possible as well as my awesome team, particularly our business director Mary, who put in so much time and enormous effort into making every detail perfect. In addition to running the business side of Lars, she plays an amazing contractor/DIY role. I mean, the detail work of that floor is nothing short of a miracle. Every single point lines up perfectly! I’m absolutely floored at the work that she did along with some awesome volunteers (victims???). We are so grateful for the countless hours, the late nights, and the sore muscles people sacrificed to help us make this office truly magical. Because it is! I’m so pleased with how this vision came to life. From top to bottom this office has been completely transformed with the help of some amazing companies we were privileged to work with. We’re going to take you through all the elements and little details that brought the entire look together, so buckle up and get ready!

One Room Challenge The House That Lars builtTake a look at the full reveal and all the details!

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christmas + DIY + holiday + Projects / Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament

Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament

As a girl, I loved helping to decorate the tree each year for Christmas. I would carefully unwrap each ornament and place it on the tree. My favorites were always the vintage clip-on candles and birds from my Grandma. Recently I’ve seen a resurgence of this type of ornament and I love it! I decided I could make a pretty similar rendition using paper and it would be a lot cheaper too.  It’s a very common Scandinavian tradition to decorate your tree with candles, so this Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament is a little homage to my roots! All you need is small baking liners, paper, and glitter and you’ll have a tree all aglow in no time!

Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament

Check out the step by step photos to create your own paper candle ornaments!

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DIY + Interiors + Projects / Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017

One Room Challenge Week 6: DIY Tumbling Block Painted Tile

How to make a tumbling blockOur studio is all painted and I’m in awe of what a difference it makes! We’ve been in white studios for a long time. White is such a clean and bright neutral to work with, plus it gives us more options for shooting space. However, I’d forgotten how lovely and moody a darker room can be! If you haven’t checked out the before pictures, see them here! I have always believed in the power of paint, and using the paint from Farrow & Ball has made my wildest dreams come true! Now I can wholeheartedly jump on the wall molding bandwagon as well! But, we’re not done yet… We’ve got the walls and the ceilings covered, but what about that floor? We took some inspiration from the above photo and a number of others (see below!).

And here’s what we have so far this week: How to make a tumbling block

There’s nothing better than a beautifully tiled floor. My most recent excursions to Cuba and Paris both left me in awe of the stunning tile work. So when we began to brainstorm ideas for our studio makeover, I knew immediately tile would be my flooring of choice. That is until I realized I would have to sell my first born child to afford it. I racked my brain for alternatives and decided we needed to do a DIY rendition. Almost a year ago we painted our floor to imitate a multi-colored checkered floor, and if we did it once, we could do it again! Read on →

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DIY + holiday + Party + Projects + thanksgiving / Monday, 6 Nov 2017

Macy’s Day Parade Tablescape

Macy's Day Parade Tablescape-8What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions? Maybe you go on a Turkey Trot the morning of Halloween. Perhaps you see a movie in the evening? I know a lot of people who watch way too much football 😉 One particular tradition beloved at the Lars Studio is watching the Macy’s Day Parade on the morning of Thanksgiving. The floats, the music, the dancing, it’s all so magical! As the cooking and baking preparations are well underway, we watch the parade march past Central Park and there is nothing better! Nostalgia at its finest, that’s what the holidays are all about, right? So we bottled up our love for that tradition and created this Macy’s Day Parade Tablescape for our monthly tablescape series complete with taxi car place cards! Say hello to your new Thanksgiving tradition.

See how to create the full tablescape after the jump!

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DIY + printable + Projects / Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

Printable Pumpkin Crown

Printable Halloween crown

For those of us who are running short on time (I’m guessing everyone is raising their hand right now), putting together a Halloween costume is often the last thing on the list! But chances are you’ve got a slew of Halloween parties or get-togethers this week or next that require some sort of getup. And you don’t want to be a complete party pooper, do you? Well, we’ve got your solution! This printable pumpkin crown is the perfect thing to whip out when you’re in a pinch. Pair it with a little black dress for a fancier occasion, or with jeans and a cozy sweater for something more casual. Either way, you’ll be sure to be the cutest pumpkin princess anyone’s seen. Plus, no one will dare give you a hard time about not dressing up 😉

Printable Pumpkin Crown

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