I had a really exciting day yesterday which came down to three little things happening: a successful trip to the op shop, good ol' Mitre 10 also came through with some serious goods AND I received a special package in the mail.
Firstly, the op shop. I had some ideas from a recent home magazine of some decorating stuff I wanted to do in the living room at the beach shack. The beauty of the op shop is that your ideas tend to morph a bit depending on what you find and often it makes your original ideas even better.
|I knew I wanted some house plants and these hanging baskets found for $2 each were just what I wanted to put them in. Cool hey? I think they will look awesome when I hang them at the shack.|
|I beach style tissue box and some apple shaped coasters. I actually don't plan on using them as coasters, I'd like to use them as wall hangings and use the cork as a bit of a mini pin board.|
|I found this lemon shaped basket for 50c! I have no idea what to do with it yet but it was too cute to leave behind.|
|These rag rug style bath mats I found at a local $2 store.|
Thirdly, the most exciting part of today was the arrival of some fabric that I ordered earlier in the week from Cloth Fabric. If you remember my post about my favourite store, Eco-co, I purchased a cushion from there that was made from Cloth Fabric. It was an exorbitant purchase but one I am still very happy with. That said, it gave me the idea of ordering the fabric and making some myself.
|Four different fabrics...|
|...cut into squares...|
|....and viola, they have been made into cushions (without the help of Gus my sewing buddy who has a habit of sleeping on the job!)|
|I had some cushion inserts already but not enough to do them all so I'll go to spotlight tomorrow and fill the last two.|
|This one is my favourite and I can't wait to see what it looks like at the shack.|
I have decided that the beach shack is going to have a natural style with a hint of yellow (thanks to those who made the suggestions after my last post about decorating the beach shack lounge and kitchen) and I'm hoping that the cushions and the few trinkets that I have purchased will give the lounge a much less sterile feel. I'll put some pics up next time I go there and see what you think.