A couple of weeks ago, I was catching up on some blog posts from Rain on A Tin Roof, and she mentioned that she and four other bloggers were hosting a summer Style Soiree series where you could take on a project inspired by a style icon. This month's is one of my absolute favorites: Kate Spade. I couldn't wait to do a little project inspired by her classic, preppy style. So I brainstormed, searched her website (dangerous, y'all), and was inspired by the signature zig zag pattern from her new Saturday collection. I especially loved this journal:
So I decided take the pattern and sketch it onto a glass beaker pitcher I picked up at at thrift store a month or so ago. Here's how it came out:
I love the gold, but wish the zig zags came out a little more opaque and defined. I used a metallic sharpie for this project, but in the future, I think I'd try some metallic paint for a more crisp look. Oh well! You live and you learn. Not all projects come out exactly like you picture :).
In case this idea strikes your fancy, and you'd like to make something similar yourself, here's how I did it...
Grab a glass beaker vase (like this one from CB2 like I mentioned last week in my window shopping post).
Decide where you want to start your zig zag pattern. Place a strip of painter's tape around the pitcher to mark off your starting point.
Take short strips of painter's tape and form random zig zag patterns all over the bottom third of the glass (below the original strip of tape). This will be your guide for drawing the lines.
Start drawing your zig zags between the painter's tape. Use the Kate Spade journal as your guide.
Once you're done with those zig zags, peel off the tape and fill in the remaining areas with more zig zags until the area is full. You're done!
The great part about this is that there's no wrong way to draw a zig zag - am I right? You really can't mess it up. Just try and make sure your lines are straight (that's why I used all that painter's tape), and you're good to go!
I'm pretty excited about this series. Next up is Lily Pulitzer - another fave! I hope you'll check out a few of the Kate Spade-inspired projects made by the hosts and participants in this series:
Sheaffer @ Pinterest Told Me To
Carmel @ Our Fifth House
Camila @ Effortless Style
Heather @ Southern State of Mind
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof
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