Fact: I'm a grad student.
Translation of previous fact: I'm not rolling in the big bucks.
Visualization of previous fact: Furniture in my apartment often serves utilitarian, rather than aesthetic functions.
Whenever I moved into my last apartment, I realized that my teeny, tiny closet could not hold all of my towels, clothes, underwear, and shoes. I needed to buy a set of drawers.
At a yard sale (all of the proceeds from this sale, by the way, went to support an amazing family in their effort to adopt a child from Africa. See how you can support them in this venture at Minus One Orphan), I was able to buy this IKEA chest of drawers for a mere thirty bucks.
tutorial for paper flowers), I was able to spice my straight-out-of-a-dorm room chest of drawers up just a smidge. And a pinch.
The flowers were handmade by none other than my mom.
(most anything crafty that I devise was first made by her)