If you’ve been wondering what happens to the headboard we discussed in episode 22, it ended up in the dumpster outside our apartment. It was a less-than-ideal end, but we couldn’t live with it in the hallway anymore.
We didn’t forget to do the roundup episode of the Grand Bazaar furniture market we promised in episode 24. We went, but the event got totally rained out, so we didn’t end up buying anything. We’ll definitely be doing a roundup for Elephant’s Trunk later in August, though.
We said good things about this beeswax wrap in episode 12, but we’ve since noticed some limitations—like don’t put anything wet/sticky/oozy in it. That may be user error, but we figured it was worth mentioning.
When we talked about our bed update in episode 14, we put a poll in Instagram Stories about whether we should redecoupage the side table. Though everyone said no, but I was itching for a project. Nine hours and a lot of problems later, it turned out like this. P.S. If you’re also trying to remove decoupage from a surface, check out this tutorial.
Sara of Petra Alexandra started a May 30×30 this year, which is a challenge to wear only thirty pieces of clothing for thirty days. I made this list of thirty items (well, actually twenty-six) to keep tracking of how often I’m wearing each piece. This screenshot was taken on day 26, but by the time this episode airs, there will be one day left in the challenge.
I was inspired to keep this tally by Jasmine Hwang, who keeps a running spreadsheet of all the items in her closet and how often she wears them. I’m so inspired by that kind of data collection, but I’m not sure I could keep it up without going entirely crazy. So I’m using the 30×30 as a finite period of time to keep track of my own stuff.
This is the one new outfit I’ve made during the 30×30. I wouldn’t normally wear denim on denim with great frequency, but this was the only button-up I included on my list, so it’s getting way more wear than it usually does.
I also included these shorts on my list because I just bought them and I’m obsessed. However, up until today they were unworn because the weather wasn’t cooperating.
Donnie referenced getting a $10 Marine Layer coupon. That’s because we donated two T-shirts to their Re-spun program, which takes people’s old T-shirts and turns them into brand-new clothing. Marine Layer gives a $5 rebate for every shirt you donate up to $25, which offsets the cost of their ethical clothing.