Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bits and pieces

I've been thinking a lot about the look and feel I want our new house to have. We will finally have the space to actually decorate how we want. Additionally, we will actually be able to decorate the walls (our apartment had concrete walls which made it very hard to drill into). There will be a lot of nooks and areas to fill with beautiful furniture and special pieces. At the moment we have enough belongings to fill a small apartment. So when we move into the house there are going to be a lot of empty areas for quite a while. A few people have been trying to convince us that we should start buying cheap furniture and second hand items. To be honest, we don't want to do that. We will get what we need as we want it, and we will slowly find items that we absolutely love and think will fit well with the look we are going for. It seems pointless to fill the house with dodgy chipboard furniture just for the sake of filling it.

For now, I've got a lot of ideas for projects and things I want to do once we have the house. Being on Pinterest has certainly given me a few ideas too!

Here are just a few of the things which will feature in our house, as well as a few craft ideas I'm working on:

This desk and seat was Daniel's gift to me for our
5th Anniversary (The traditional theme for the 5th year is wood).

These two little silver beauties are new, I love them,
we will need to find a spot for them to show off their cuteness.
My birdcage.
The birdcage was a gift from my social work lovelies. I love it (and them) to bits and I really want to find the perfect spot for it in the house where it can be the star.

 Daniel recently got me this green bottle from Mary Ryan's, he's cottoned on to my bottle obsession. The plan for the clear bottles is to strip them of their stickers, and then swirl paint on the inside. One day when I finally get around to doing something with them I will add some after shots.

 I'm working on some cushions with these pretties. The stripey one is being used to make a 'bow' pillow. I absolutely love the grey and yellow one. I love them all!


  1. Loving that desk and stool gift from your husband! I'm also on the hunt for some cute fabric to start making some cushions, looking forward to see the finished product!

  2. Hehe it might be a while, would involve having to set up the sewing machine.
    I've bought some paint to do the bottles finally and will post it up once I've got the final product! This is all I have to occupy me until we find out if we are allowed to build, how sad.