Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Decorating in my own style.

I have found a new love.  Finding old things, or even new things and creating something just for us.  I love looking around the house at all the little things that I have created.  


 I have been addicted to Pinterest lately.  Don't know what it is?  Oh my... you have to go and check it out.  


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Anyway.  I have seen a few examples of a "Jewellery Station", and immediately, I knew I had to have one.  My growing collection of earrings and rings had no home.  I had most of them hung on a glass vase, and the rest throw into the bottom of a small jewellery box.  


I went on the hunt for an old window frame.  I visited 3 scrap yards in our area, but no luck.  So, I had a quick look ebay.


I found, and purchased one right around the corner from my Mother-in-laws house.   Best bit.  It was a STEAL!  


So Saturday, we packed up the kids and headed for a dinner at the in-laws.  Of course, killing two birds and passing by the seller to pick up my window frame. 


Yesterday, I headed to my all time favourite shop, Bunnings, and bought some chicken wire, nails and a handle.  Then headed to spotlight to choose my fabric.  


What do you think?








While at Bunnings, we stopped in Brett's favourite shop.  Typo!!!  I fell in love with their letters (last time I was there, they only came in one white font).  I knew EXACTLY where I was going to put them.  


We have a section in our TV cabinet where the DVD player etc are supposed to go.  We have NEVER used it for that - with babies, we quickly learnt that if you don't want little fingers touching the player, then you put the electronics behind locked doors.  So this little space has housed a small speaker for the past 8 years.  






I LOVE the letters in there.  And if little fingers push them over, I can just put them back (unlike the blue ray player that will be destroyed by little fingers!)


What have you made for your house?  I want to make another smaller jewellery station for the girls room.  I am thinking a round frame painted white!?  Need to keep searching for something perfect.

dani2

4 comments:

  1. What a great idea. Hmm I bet you are catholic...I spotted those pink rosary beads a mile away. God bless

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  2. I was baptised Catholic, however I no longer practice. Those were my childhood rosary beads (I think I got them for my Holy Communion). If you look really closely, you will se a set of single rosary beads - they are red (and on the red fabric) two right from the pink ones. They were my great-grandmothers.

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  3. I have caught this bug too, i am currently in the process of transforming Sean's smart trike from a boys bike into a girls bike. So far its going well, i'm a little worried about putting it back together though. I've made the picture frame jewellry hanger too. I think being at home, you need to do things just for you that keeps your mind busy and give you focus.

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  4. I have caught this bug too, i am currently in the process of transforming Sean's smart trike from a boys bike into a girls bike. So far its going well, i'm a little worried about putting it back together though. I've made the picture frame jewellry hanger too. I think being at home, you need to do things just for you that keeps your mind busy and give you focus.

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