Cheap Striped Thrills: an Ikea find and D-I-Y Goyard (!)

A new arrival at Little Sweden in Tempe: this $20 striped throw, which made me quite pleased when I threw it over the arm of our loveseat. It’s not on IKEA’s website yet, so take yourself to the store. I want a set of eight now, to hang over the backs of chairs during outdoor autumn dinners. (Pretty please let it cool off soon. I can’t take wearing summer clothes much longer.)

And . . .I love this D-I-Y painted American Apparel clutch bag created by Blair at Atlantic-Pacific — yet another fantastic fashion blog that is eating my morning computer time alive.

She was inspired by Just B, whose American Apparel pouch started life like this:

Ended like this.

One more madeover pouch from Vehemently Vesper:

The basic American Apparel leather pouch is $68, comes in a few sizes and about a thousand colors — even metallics, suede and patent leather now. ((Full line here.) Painting instructions are  here, and I’ve seen that paint they’re using at Arizona Art Supply.

I’m supposed to paint my office/craft room this weekend. (Blech.) I’m thinking handbags instead.

The bags seem Goyard-inspired to me. See below:

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