Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My Muse of the Week: One Pretty Thing

In the spirit of DIY, I was so excited to find this new blog called One Pretty Thing written by it's creator Rachel Klein. Everyday, this site brings together and showcases loads of DIY projects that range from those for the home to entertaining. It's practically a never ending source for projects, and their search engine makes it easy to find something specific. Projects can come from anywhere, whether they be from the master DIY Diva herself, Martha Stewart, or from everyday project tacklers like myself. If you have a DIY project that you would like to share, One Pretty Thing has a Flickr group that allows you to upload pictures of your project which could be featured on the next post! Different projects are usually put together in photo collages like the one above and you can click on the one that interests you.

Being that I love picture galleries in the home, I automatically clicked on this one:
Instead of the usual random shapes, One Pretty Thing linked me to the tutorial on the Martha Stewart site, which used a horizontal line as the main element in the picture gallery. Pictures of different sizes were then placed according to the line, I love the orderly look to it, but it still is eye catching! It reminds me of this staircase look that I would love to recreate in our home from Pottery Barn:
Ahhh, I love frames!


Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

AWWWW! Thanks SO much Mango! This sweet write up has TOTALLY made my day! I'm so thrilled that people are enjoying the site! I'm having so much fun digging up the projects and meeting the coolest bloggers. It's been a whirlwind! W

hen I was reading through your blog I noticed that you're getting ready to do some Made by Girl style chalkboards and were working on figuring out how to do it. If you're interested I have a post on it here. I've done a bunch for my house and I use them all the time. Oh, I even have a link in that post for DIY colored chalkboard paint. FUN!


Thanks again for totally making my day! Have a fabulous afternoon!