Thursday, June 30, 2011

Word Art

Source: via Hayley on Pinterest

Completely my slogan in high school.

I find this very amusing :)

Source: via Hayley on Pinterest

'I like big faux bucks...'

The ultimate punishment for your enemies.

Source: via Hayley on Pinterest

Source: via Hayley on Pinterest

Source: via Hayley on Pinterest

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sunday Round Up (On Wednesday)

I love this sink, the size, the colour!

How cool is this? You could make a pic out of anything.

This ones for you Ollie.

Source: None via Hayley on Pinterest

So many things you can do with pallets. I think i could probably do a dedicated pallet post one day.

I want this pantry.

This is very cute. Good thing to do if you ever collected band badges.

This is really cute. It is either the one i like at Ikea or one very similar.

Source: via Hayley on Pinterest

I want this! This is so cool. Chopping board with built in scale.

I like the idea of painting or wallpapering the inside of a closet or cupboard.

How to make chalkboard paint in any colour you like.
1 Cup of Paint + 2 Tbs of Unsanded Tile Grout

Source: via Hayley on Pinterest

How cute is this for a sleep over. Just 5 pillows sewed in.

Source: via Hayley on Pinterest

This is such a cool clock. Granted you wouldn't get the exact time but i like it :)

Cute bowls, love the polka dot ones.

Adorable puzzle cookie cutter.

I want one of these, so cool. Tho i'd probably end up pushing the good stuff through the hole.

I did this the other day on my white board! Just put a magnet inside the tin and it works perfectly.

This is such a good idea for when you go to the beach.

Laundry sack and embroidery hoop. Great way to keep dirty clothes and dirty clothes baskets off the floor.

So smart. Use bread ties as cable labels.

This looks stunning. I want one... hehe

Really cute vertical garden made using gutters.

Friday, June 24, 2011

If You Like It Then You Should've Put A Frame On It

Jasmin was around during the week and she commented on the wall above my computer as looking a bit odd without the two bookshelves framing it.
At first I was like 'No, I think it looks fine', but after a couple of days I was starting to think she was right.
That just having some pictures randomly in the middle of one wall might be a bit odd.

On Wednesday night the solution occurred to me.

Years ago I found a big silver frame in council collection. It has lived in many places around our house and was residing outside the front door.

So late on Wednesday night I took my cleaning cloth and went to fetch the frame from the front of the house and wipe it down.

I then had to venture out to the shed to find some nails and a hammer.

Normally I wouldn't want to just hammer things into the wall of a place we are renting but this place is such a mess anyway I don't think they would really notice one more hole in the wall. Plus I know there is already damage hiding under some of my pictures on that very same wall that we will have to patch up, so two little nail holes shouldn't make much difference.

So I hammered. The first one was perfect. The second one I bent. I didn't want to go all the wall back out to the shed so I swapped the bent nail with a good nail in the hallway - which wasn't really needed - and tried again.

The nail went in properly this time, but it was in the wrong spot. Mind you I was doing this all by eye.

Third times the charm as it went in and was in the right spot, aka the whole thing looked level.

It is not centered with the wall, but as the computer is not centered on the desk I don't think it really matters. Also I just placed the frame around where everything already was, if I wanted to centre it, I would have had to move all my bits and pieces.

House verdict.

I like it.

Lewis didn't even notice. -
Hayley : "Do you like what I did"
Lewis: "What did you do?"
Hayley: "The frame"
Lewis: "What frame?"

Tara left a note on the whiteboard - "Nice Frame"

And Lyle hasn't been home yet but i'm sure he'll like it too.

Ta Da!
Simple but effective.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Everyday I'm Shuffling

We did some shuffling around on the weekend as I was sick of my clothes sitting on the bench in our room...

The reason that all our 'foldy' clothes - we like to hang most things up - were stored on the bench, was because about a month ago we sold our dressing table.

You might be saying: Why?! did you sell it?!
Well, we found the dressing table in council collection last year and almost didn't find the mirror. Luckily, the person who had put it out for council collection came out and showed us the matching mirror that was wrapped up in cardboard - as you have to do with glass or mirror - that we didnt even notice.

It was pushed into the backseat of our car with Lewis seated in the middle back seat and the dresser straddling him while Jasmin and I took the front seats.

We happily used the dressing table for about a year or so, but we knew that we wouldn't want it in our next house as it was very low; too low to be very practical as a dressing table.
Also, well, we needed the money to be able to buy a house.

So, on eBay it went. It didn't sell for a lot, only $20, but it's better than nothing and very good considering we got it for free in the first place.

At our new house we might have a full wardrobe and not need any extra storage but in the case that we do need extra storage, I would like a big old chest of draws instead of this low, low, low dresser.

So, in the mean time, until we move, we needed somewhere better than the bench is store our clothes.

I had a set of plastic draws but the draws were being used by Lewis for his tools in the shed.

Lewis had the genius idea of using these red lockers that we have in our backyard to store his tools.

I bought these lockers for $20 off eBay a few years ago, and painted them with a lot of rust proof primer, as it was pretty rusty when I got it. My brother used to use it for his clothes until we had enough space for it.
One day I want to have it inside our house.
Either painted light grey or white and take most of the doors off to use it as shelves.
Eek! I can't wait!

I have a thing for lockers.

So, my strong and trusty men moved the lockers from the backyard to the shed.

When moving the lockers we found this little memento on the back.


I think the lockers look great in the shed! The lockers are practical for the tools, look great and will be protect from elements until we want them inside.

Here's the before and after for the fireplace - where the dresser was and where the draws are now.

Please ignore the giant pieces of paper on the walls. That is Lewis and mine's sums for buying a house and saving.
It helps us keep on target by having to look at it everyday, ie not spend money.

It may not look as pretty as the dressing table did, but it's worth it if we can get a house of our very own.

So the need for money ended up with us selling the dresser, thus needing the plastic draws which lead to re-oraganising the shed to get the plastic draws. In the process we made the shed look more awesome by having the red lockers in there.

Everything turned out great in the end. Now all we need to do is to save more money so we can buy a place of our own.