Inspiration + Installation

Even while a room isn’t finished I’ve been adding what to others are probably finishing touches. Truth be told I know that it’s probably quite a way off before our bedroom is finished and I want it to be as livable as possible in the interim.

Flicking through my rapidly growing magazine collection often provides inspiration and from there I attempt to implement that spark into our home.

Inspiration

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Simple and striking curtain tie backs made using leather belts.
The source of inspiration in this case is an issue of Living Etc.

A quick trip to Witchery provided me with two belts for $22.42, which took less time to install than to photograph (my camera lens is going on an over 400km holiday in the hope that it can be repaired, we have no photography store in town).

Installation

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I opted for white suede belts to add a layer of texture rather than the colour provided in the inspiration picture. The eventual aim is that the bedroom is layers of white, texture and pattern, unless my fickle heart changes as it often does.

Inspiration + Installation

Even while a room isn’t finished I’ve been adding what to others are probably finishing touches. Truth be told I know that it’s probably quite a way off before our bedroom is finished and I want it to be as livable as possible in the interim.
Flicking through my rapidly growing magazine collection often provides inspiration and from there I attempt to implement that spark into our home.

Inspiration

20121015-195216.jpg

Simple and striking curtain tie backs made using leather belts.
The source of inspiration in this case is an issue of Living Etc.

A quick trip to Witchery provided me with two belts for $22.42, which took less time to install than to photograph (my camera lens is going on an over 400km holiday in the hope that it can be repaired, we have no photography store in town).

Installation

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I opted for white suede belts to add a layer of texture rather than the colour provided in the inspiration picture. The eventual aim is that the bedroom is layers of white, texture and pattern, unless my fickle heart changes as it often does.

Spotlight savings

Yesterday a quick trip to Spotlight yielded a big reward. Some lovely blinds marked down to $30 each. I’ve now redone almost every room in the house and and hoping a quick trip again today will get the rest of the house done.

Here’s a rather ordinary before shot of the lounge and the curtain that I made ( not too well).

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And now.

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I think it’s a pretty significant difference for such a small amount of money.

Slowly slowly this house is becoming a home.

Spotlight savings

Yesterday a quick trip to Spotlight yielded a big reward. Some lovely blinds marked down to $30 each. I’ve now redone almost every room in the house and and hoping a quick trip again today will get the rest of the house done.
Here’s a rather ordinary before shot of the lounge and the curtain that I made ( not too well).

And now.

I think it’s a pretty significant difference for such a small amount of money.

Slowly slowly this house is becoming a home.

Yay it’s Friday!

As usual the week has sped past and the was TV most definitely not moved despite my best intentions. I did however completely rearrange our bedroom moving the bed under a window so that when you walk into our room you don’t walk into the bed. I also cleaned our windows taking approximately 20 years of dust off them and bringing in so much light that I’ll probably need sunglasses in here next summer. I also disposed of the crazy ugly 1970’s orange sheer curtain and the torn disintegrating blind that has always bugged me but only suddenly* starting grating on Papa Wolff.
Because I’m not an exhibitionist I figured I needed something to replace them with. After searching every homewares and op shop in town for a lovely crochet tablecloth to use** and coming up not only empty but also wet and tired, I gave up, went home and looked for a sheet to throw on the small window temporarily. Thankfully in what I laughingly refer to as my linen press I found a forgotten treasure.

It’s a pretty square tablecloth that I’d forgotten due to no longer owning a square table. So double bonus being free and giving new life to an old treasure.

I also found some velvet curtains at Spotlight on sale, they were rod pocket which is not a favorite style of mine but I got around that with clip style curtain rings. For now they’re hanging on the existing (gross) brown rod but I’ll be changing that for high tensile wire ASAP.

I’d love to change the bed for something softer but for now I’m stuck with it. The next step for this room is finishing our ceiling repairs and then painting, I’ve found the perfect colour so I can’t wait.

Nothing too interesting will get done this weekend though, because we have to do a super purge and clean for Eve’s party next weekend.

*”suddenly” being coincidentally exactly when I moved the room around and there was a clearer view of the broken blind.

**damn Pinterest for giving me ideas.