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Thanks to everyone who kept up with this itty bitty blog! I’m so blessed for all the opportunities I was afforded during my blogging stint and for all the relationships I built along the way! I’m now living in Washington DC working on my first self-titled collection.

Stay in touch using @ErikaSchrieber on Twitter & Instagram!

Lots of hugs & kisses!

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Update Your Lack Ikea Coffee Table. Now. Seriously.

If you’re in college, in you’re twenties, or know someone who is, you will have inevitably crossed paths with the Ikea Lack Coffee Table. I acquired mine through my now husband’s 37th floor Miami bachelor pad. Don’t hate – $39.99 is pretty good for a modern piece of furniture that by now has lasted through a plethora of frat gatherings, mini flip cup, and the always welcomed late night game of quarters. Now in a new place with contemporary yet traditional charm, if only for my sanity this piece would have to be replaced or DIY’ed. So here you have it, my leather studded coffee table!

You will need:

A 2′ x 3′ piece of faux leather and 2′ x 3′ piece of foam (which can be purchased at JoAnn Fabrics for as low as $15), a lightweight staple gun & staples (ask boyfriend, Daddy, or a nice neighbor.. otherwise they have them at JoAnn Fabrics by Dritz Home too!), a convenient string of nailhead trim by Dritz Home, a hammer, and about 1 hour to spare.

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | Updated Leather Studded Ikea Coffee Lack TableStep 1: Here you have it.

Step 2: Have JoAnn cut a piece of foam to 2′ x 3′. You will have to cut a tiny bit off on each side to fit the table perfectly. Leave about a .5″ overhang of the foam.

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | Updated Leather Studded Ikea Coffee Lack TableStep 3: Lay the faux leather atop the foam & be sure to leave about 2″ of leather overhang from the table.

Step 4: Fold the leather to leave a clean seam

Step 5: Staple about 1″ below the top of the table. Continue all the way around the table.

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | Updated Leather Studded Ikea Coffee Lack TableStep 6: Make sure you fold the corners so they look clean. It’s a little tricky. Have patience!

Step 7: Add your studded trim with a hammer and nail heads included in your package.

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | Leather Studded Ikea Lack Coffee Table

DIY Necklace Hanging Wall Art

If you’re a statement necklace whore like myself, a run-of-the-mill jewelry box serves you as well as a pair of sky high stilettos between shows at NYFW – a straight up disservice. Having just moved to a new (smaller) apartment in Old Town Alexandria (just south of Washington DC, dur) let’s just say I’ve had to come up with some serious space saving tactics. These necklace hanger/organizers are a totes adorable way to add some dimension to your walk in closet, bedroom, or dressing room (as I so candidly nicknamed my office space).

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | DIY Necklace Organizer Wall Art

The Fab and Frugal | Miami & DC Fashion Blog | DIY Necklace Organizer Wall Art

Here’s the kicker – I made them in less than 10 minutes for less than 10 dollars (TOTAL, betch). Joann Fabric has cork boards for 50% off right now & thumb tacks you can basically find anywhere (including the dollar store!). Use a ruler to make the line of tacks straight and evenly spaced! I plan on giving them a little spray paint action in a bright color soon, but here you have the sluggish girl’s version.