So, turns out I don't actually have any personal restraint. I bought the 'cute stuff' book on impulse in Barnes and Nobles (damn their train table, it draws us in every time.) and the cherry bag handles were half price on etsy from sweetflavor. The other book, remake restyle, reuse, I wouldn't actually recommend. It should be called "how to dress us boring things you bought at Ikea" rather than the vaguely environmental title it carries. So, don't purchase it but if you want to borrow it let me know.
5 months ago