Category Archives: Decor DIY

2014-04-24_0015This spring, we were asked by to participate in their DIY lamp shade contest! They sent us a blank, white, drum lamp shade to turn into something wonderful. We took an organic, modern approach to the challenge trying out a new technique of sharpie + rubbing alcohol on fabric. After some trial and error we finally mastered it. Below is the full DIY steps we took to achieve this look on our lamp shade!

2014-04-24_0008What you need:

– q-tips
– cup or bowl
– fabric (we used muslin)
– rubbing alcohol
– sharpie (we used black but any color works)
– printed design (optional)

2014-04-24_00091. Pour rubbing alcohol into your cup or bowl, about an inch deep.
2. Place your fabric over the design you want, you should be able to make out at least some of the design through the fabric.

2014-04-24_00102014-04-24_00113. Trace your design onto the fabric with your sharpie, we found that tracing your design in sections helps the ink bleed better when it is fresh.
4. Soak the end of a q-tip in the rubbing alcohol, really soak it – it should be dripping.

2014-04-24_00125. Dab the end of the q-tip onto the fabric right NEXT to the sharpie marks – not directly on the line. The sharpie will bleed in the opposite direction you place the q-tip.
6. Continue dipping the q-tip into the rubbing alcohol after you touch it to the fabric. Work your way around the design.

2014-04-24_00137. Once you have finished this section, repeat steps 3-6 on the rest of your design until it is completely transferred onto the fabric.
8. Let the entire piece dry completely before using.

2014-04-24_0014We had a blast taking our completed lamp shade and styling it with our favorite things.  Laura Olivia Photography was kind enough to take photos of the finished product! It was hard deciding which one we liked best, so here are three different ways to style this organic/modern lampshade in your home!




How-to photos snapped by Belovely // Editorial shots by Laura Olivia Photography // Lamp shade provided by

Lindsay & Chris’ Audubon Wedding

Awesome! Awesome! Lovely! Awesome!

We spent roughly a year and a half working with Lindsay & Chris helping them create the wedding of their dreams. And yes, we can honestly say it was the wedding of their dreams – because it consisted of a Dream Team of vendors! Styled and designed by yours truly, photographed by a beautiful spirit,  Michelle Gardella, dance party and video by Lovesick Inc, and we were happy to work alongside Juliette Floral Designs who honored us with her lovely florals!

Not to mention Lindsay’s dress was stunning!! Sarah Seven, is seriously such an artist. Held at John James Audubon Center, this wedding was nothing short of awesomely lovely. Cause that’s truly the only way to describe it. And it may or may not have resulted in a vendor dance party out on the lawn…. 🙂

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Photography: Michelle Gardella Photography | Styling & Design: Belovely | Flowers: Juliette Floral Design | Videographer: Lovesick Inc | Venue: John James Audubon Center | DJ: Lovesick Inc | Dress: Sarah Seven | Invitation & Stationary: Belovely  | Chalkart: Belovely

Jessica & Jesse’s Audubon Wedding

What is there to say about Jessica & Jesse? Other than they share not only their hearts, but their names ❤ These two are are so genuine & laid back and absolute fun loving people! We had such a blast working with them on their day and couldn’t be more honored to have lent a hand in styling their day and making all their visions come to life! Thanks to James Garrett Photography for all these beautiful shots!

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Photography by: James Garrett Photography | Styling by: Belovely | Florals by: Falls Flowers | Venue: John James Audubon Center | DJ: Lovesick Inc | Videographer: Lovesick Inc