In a time of economic turndown and unrest, the old saying ’make do and mend’ seems more appropriate than ever. Most of us are watching our pennies and thinking twice about when we buy. In a way we are almost forced into thinking more creatively, making do with what we have and fixing a problem ourselves.
Storage ideas always interest me because as you know I have so many ‘things’ and it’s a daily battle to keep it all organised and accessible!
Rather than leaving post lying around here there and everywhere, keep it all together. This old shutter, above, is the perfect storage solution!
Do you have lots of old books which you want to keep rather than give away? I love this side table, above. I think the ‘table top’ is made using a floating shelf? What a great idea! Very retro-looking.
This is brilliant- your whole office neatly tucked away in a fitted wardrobe!!
There’s no reason why books should take up valuable storage space
Images via re-nest.com
Posted by Emily
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Decorating your home need not be expensive- all that is required is a paintbrush and a little imagination! Paying through the nose may be a quick fix but imagine the pleasure you’d get from doing it yourself. I know we all live very busy lives but these quick ideas wouldn’t take long- you’ll be a property developer before you know it!
try painting the inner frame of an entrance a contrasting colour
driftwood coat rack
staircase made from salvaged steel
vintage trunks make great coffee tables! Don’t want to throw away your (expensive) old Louis Vuitton luggage? Use it as a bedside table!
with thanks to Apartment Therapy
posted by Emily