VIP Home: Freshening Up a Small Apartment Bathroom with a Mason Jar Organizer DIY

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“We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans – because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone – because we have the impulse to explain who we are.” –Maya Angelou
Messy hands after completing a DIY + an inspiring quote. Does it get any better? Of course–keep reading to see how *wink*

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Oh, how reFRESHing it is to FRESHen up a small bathroom space. What better way to add a fresh touch than with a fun Mason Jar DIY I found on Pinterest *wink* Hi, my name is Abby Hathorn, and I have become addicted to Pinterest–not pinning weddings and babies, but pinning my dream blue home and small space organization. Gee…thanks, mom and Facebook friends, for pulling me into the Pinterest-loving matrix *wink*

So, who can guess what this week’s theme is on VIP? *wink* 

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 Today on VIP Home, I am going to talk about how an easy “Mason” jar DIY freshened up and organized my small apartment bathroom space. Come on–let’s take a look, before I get distracted and start pinning more photos of lovely little blue houses *wink*

I spotted these super cute and super vintage style jars at Michael's while on a hunt for the perfect jars for this DIY. There is such a wide variety of options avaliable that I encourage you to branch out and try something different than you see on Pinterest--add your own twist to it! :)
I spotted these super cute and super vintage-style jars at Michael’s. There is such a wide variety of options avaliable that I encourage you to branch out and try something different than you see on Pinterest–add your own twist to it! :)

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Who would have thought that such a simple little idea could improve not only the function of my small bathroom, but also the cute-appeal?! I am in love. *wink* Also, just in case you missed last week’s VIP Home–check out the fabulous drawer-to-shelf DIY here and go for bold! :)

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The reaction I make every time I find another precious and perfectly blue house on Pinterest *wink* I feel the same way about navy living rooms, Giant Schnauzers, and old pictures of Gregory Peck (or Cary Grant ) *wink*
The reaction I make every time I find another precious and perfectly blue house on Pinterest *wink* I feel the same way about navy living rooms, Giant Schnauzers, Volkswagen Karmann Ghias (pictured), and old pictures of Gregory Peck *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: Blank Canvas Syndrome (Curtain Fest Part 4)

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to VIP Home!

Being the daughter of an artist, I was able to witness blank canvas syndrome first hand. I remember my mom leaving a canvas blank for hours…sometimes days…even weeks! Furniture pieces would sit unfinished in our garage until she had a brilliant idea on how to refinish each of them. At the time, I did not truly understand why the blank canvases were so frustrating to her, and why it was such a struggle to find the inspiration to paint, sketch, or think outside the box to create the unimaginable.

It’s so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.

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Now that I am older, I understand why it was and still is sometimes hard for my mom to depict her inspiration onto a blank canvas because I, too, struggle with taking my scattered ideas and organizing them to “paint my blank canvas”–whether it be styling an artistic photo shoot or an outfit series. Currently, I am having Blank Canvas Syndrome with a room-dividing curtain in my apartment–It is pretty yet boring…It is boundless yet teeming with limitations. It is blank yet full of ideas.
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Speaking of full of ideas…I have had several great ideas–well, ideas that seemed great at the time–that were total epic fails. Bedazzling it, sewing vintage buttons on it, painting it, tie dying it, tea staining it, and the list goes on…but none of those things truly fit my vision for the room-dividing curtain. So, it is still hanging between my kitchen and my closet functioning but not satisfying to the eye. What shall I do to make the curtain more fun and colorful? Hm…I am not quite sure yet…perhaps I need to call in the professional–aka Mom *wink*–to see if she has any ideas on how to spruce up my boring white curtain. Lord knows the last time I did not call her in for help…I painted one wall in my kitchen 1950’s powder pink before I realized it looked…terrible…it looked like a–a–Oh…I will continue about that DIY disaster another day + pictures *wink*
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Do you any ideas on how I can DIY my room-dividing curtain? Comment on this blog post, write a comment on Facebook, or email me your ideas. I would love to hear them!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn