Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Hi everyone,

Do you ever have those times when you feel you're skipping from one project to another and nothing is complete, everything is kinda up in the air, waiting on either materials, money, or just plain old motivation.
It's a bit like that around here in my piece of paradise at the moment. I have the bedroom half done - well let's be honest, about 1/3 done, my daughter's bedroom is 90% done, the hallway gallery art wall is 50% done - the wall's been repainted, that's a start isn't it?
So I seem to be chopping form one project to another, nothing is finished, and it's really frustrating.
However some good news.
*  have found curtain fabric for the bedroom 
*  I will be cornering The Hubby this weekend to help me make the bedhead - need to get that sized right before I order the fabric.

 Another project that I've been working on and which has been reasonably successful - it was a bit of the blind leading the blind kinda project.  Okay, i'll admit that I started playing around, pulling stuff off the shelves and I created chaos!!!  You're right, I didn't really know what I was doing.

I wanted to back my white bookcase with either fabric or paper - I didn't want all the hassle of painting it as I would need to have taped it etc.  Just call me lazy. Plus I wanted to use what I had on hand - you know, penny pinching!! 
Scrapbooking paper to the rescue.

My office doesn't get a lot of sunlight and so I wanted to make it a bit more cheery, plus to be honest it was OVER TIME to clean it up and toss out a bunch - this is in my quest to get organized.  More on that later as I may do a day a week post on organizing around the home.

I used basic scrapbooking paper - 12x12 inch in size.  It took 2 1/2 sheets, but (again lazy me) I decided not to cut it, but to just bend at the base and slightly overlap where required.

I used double sided tape on three sides of the paper - it stuck pretty quickly/easily so I had to make sure I had it lined up just as I wanted it, because there wasn't really much opportunity for a second chance.

I used purple, pink and soft lavender papers and I think it looks quite pretty, especially with a few accessories like the old children's sewing machine I had as a child.  Quite nostalgic. 

There's a wedding photo though it needs to be reframed but hey - as my motto says - it doesn't have to be perfect, you just have to enjoy it.

So that's the second project of this office - the first you can read about yesterday about my heart wall.

What projects have you done lately?
Let me know, inspire me!

Happy days



  1. I know exactly what you are talking about, my house is in the same state and I feel bad I still haven't done my final reveal of my office.

    What a clever idea to use paper for the back of the shelving, saves a lot of bother of painting etc. It now looks cheerful and I love the little sewing machine, its delightful, fancy keeping it all those years. I have a cindy doll and all her clothes that I have kept from a child.

    My office also doesn't get a lot of light, I am thinking of one of those solar tubes but as it is really the third bedroom in this house I am not sure whether its wise or not.

    It sounds like your going to make an upholstered headboard, you can find easy instructions to one I made for my guest room...here:


    It's just a plain one but easy to do.

    Will catch up with some of your other posts.

    Lee :)

  2. Lee, yes the paper was so much easier than painting (which is not my forte). Yes am hoping to get the headboard started this weekend. I'll check out your headboard post