Hold the Sugar & Hide Your Jewels in Style!

To know us is to love our endless quest to find the dual purpose in everything, even items that we’d gladly deem well enough alone. Take the beautiful sugar bowls and apothecary jars of mornings passed. Uniquely stunning yet visually fresh, these bowls would hold sugar with pizzazz and became an anchor of style in every kitchen counter. But when faced with a few more baubles than would fit in our Secret Book Compartment or Stenciled Necklace Holder, we were forced to yet again, get creative.Read more

Behold The World’s Most Expensive Polish

Although we dont splurge often (we are proud frugalistas, after all) when we do it’s almost always on one of two things – Food……and nail polish. Because the former is necessary for living and we need to live to bring you the amazingness that’s here on DIY2EMC, that one’s a given. Nail polish, however, is our secret shame in the world of paying retail. Given we use it for a plethora of DIY ditties, it seems to justify the full price purchase most ofRead more

Revamp That Broken Frame

Picture frames are a fantastic style feature in any home but when their look gets dated, or worse, the glass breaks, off to the recycle bin, they go right? WRONG. With a little creative thinking, you can find a whole new way to unleash their potential and often make them far more versatile then they’d ever been before. For example: If the glass breaks in your favorite frame, use the mounting to make a 3D piece of art. Add aRead more

See, Flip, Love…With Threadflip

Because we spend our days re-purposing items we already have, it is a common misconception that we are opposed to indulging in new pieces now and then. (In fact, we prefer more ‘now’ than ‘then’) Our passion for fashion is one that we embrace whole-heartedly but sometimes the monthly budget doesn’t allow for a brand new splurge and we’ve got to bring our frugal prowess into the mix. When that itch needs a scratch we hop over to our new favoriteRead more