Blank Canvas

As you may have noticed, moving into my new home has taken up a big chunk of my last few weeks. I knew that it was too good to be true when I thought everything went perfectly well. It turns out I threw away a plastic bag which contained a dress that I'd been working on. I'm sooo angry at myself! Ellie had given me this awesome dress she'd made and I was taking it apart so I could make it fit me... and and... and now its gone :(

On a happier note, I have a lovely fresh space to decorate. Since I can't paint the walls or do anything permanent I'm going to decorate the white walls with some pretty pictures and replace the dusty cream curtains with some fun prints. One of my great ideas is to make an inspiration board which I can update seasonally as I sew away. I've also got a great white space above my bed where I can hang photos of my loved ones.



Getting all my wardrobe to fit into my significantly smaller bedroom was quite the ordeal. Being the control freak that I am, I actually lost a couple of nights sleep just thinking about how I was going to tackle the situation... how embarrassing. Luckily I picked up a cheap second hand Ikea wardrobe from trusty Gumtree.com. I'm so pleased with how the entire dressing area turned out. 



The corkboard earring hanger was a great for organsation, but also adds a feminine sparkly touch to the room. I used to use an old red frame and some cardboard, but this is sooo much better - I really like the cork texture. I'll have to hunt down some nice fabric to replace those curtains.


So now I have my room all planned out, I need to work on the living room. This is going to be more challenging as the furniture is all mismatched. My landlords have covered the couches with fabric sheets so the place is feeling a bit like grandma's at the moment. Do you guys have any DIY tips to jazz up a room? I'd love to read any suggestions! If you have any ideas please leave them in the comment box.



P.S. As you know I'm trying to use up my old bits and pieces so I made a quick little scarf last night. Knitting can get addictive!



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