Published in VintageKC Magazine: Summer 2016

Published in VintageKC magazine: Summer 2016

Everybody loves a good repurpose project and I took on a repurpose challenge in the latest issue of VintageKC magazine.

Every issue, a handful of creative bloggers and artists are tasked with creating a craft around a theme. The theme for this issue was to transform an old dresser drawer.

I wanted to turn my dresser drawer into more than just something pretty. I wanted it to be something I would actually use. When I saw the wine bottles on my bar cart, inspiration hit. A wine rack is both functional and decorative. Win-win!

Published in VintageKC magazine: Summer 2016Published in VintageKC magazine: Summer 2016

If you want more details on how to make your own wine rack from an old dresser drawer, check out my tutorial.

Published in VintageKC magazine: Summer 2016Published in VintageKC magazine: Summer 2016

There are a bunch of other creative dresser drawer projects featured in the magazine, so be sure to check those out. You can see them all in the digital edition of the magazine.


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The tribal trend is everywhere this season and I showcased my take on this trend in the latest issue of VintageKC magazine.

Every issue, a handful of creative bloggers and artists are tasked with creating a craft around a theme. The theme for this issue was tribal.

Tribal may be on trend, but I’m much more of a neutral person. I tend to choose patterns for my home with great care—and sparingly. So, I wanted a small-scale project, where I could make something that I’d actually want to use in my home.

I choose to paint plain feathers in simple tribal patterns. This project turned out to be just enough tribal for me. The painted feathers display bold patterns, but on a small scale. I can easily stick them in vases or add them to vignettes without the look going over-the-top tribal.

Published in VintageKC Magazine: Fall 2015 | redleafstyle.comPublished in VintageKC Magazine: Fall 2015 | redleafstyle.com

If you want more details on how to make your own painted feathers, like the ones featured in the magazine, check out my painted feathers tutorial.

Published in VintageKC Magazine: Fall 2015 | redleafstyle.comPublished in VintageKC Magazine: Fall 2015 | redleafstyle.com

There are a bunch of other creative tribal projects featured in the magazine, so be sure to check those out. You can see them all online or check out the digital edition of the magazine.


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I’m posting this a little late, but here are my latest contributions to VintageKC magazine. I love writing for this magazine. Every issue is packed with vintage fun for today’s home decorator. It’s fresh and full of inspiring home, fashion and DIY project ideas.

For the Winter 2014 issue, I was lucky enough to participate twice. Check it out!

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For this issue, I got to take part in the DIY craft project that’s in every issue. This issue’s challenge was to create a snowflake out of unexpected items. I made a snowflake ornament out of wine corks! I love how the ornament turned out. The naturally varying colors of the corks look lovely. Plus, it’s easy to make!

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I also wrote a piece for the Vintage Recipes section. I interviewed my friend’s grandma who told me her story of learning to bake as a little girl. It turned out really fun. Plus, you can get her recipe for the perfect pie crust!

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Check out the full magazine in the digital edition. You’ll find my pieces on page 38 and page 44.


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