This post is looooong overdue. It was my last project from the apartment in Greece. The truth is I have been so busy with holiday projects and getting settled here that I didn't have time to share this with you before. But it is also fitting that I am sharing it now because it is all about organizing - an easy cover for a bedroom clothes rack upcycle.
After I'm done showing you the clothing rack up-cycle we will take a look at the finished bedroom. It has many of my favorite pieces and yours as well, since they were in my top ten for 2017.
Today is a special day! I have a very good friend visiting me all the way from Indiana. It is non other than Nikki Frank Hamilton who blogs over at View From in Here. Nikki has her own shop, the Make Lemonade Shop, where she makes handmade pillows and she is here to share a tutorial with us on how to make a DIY Graphic Pillow - with or without a sewing machine. And she is giving us the graphic for free here. Nikki take it away!
I've always wanted to visit the Greece that Mary shares on her blog, haven't you? The color of the sky and ocean is bluer than I've ever seen; and having the option of dipping my toes in the water while listening to the waves, or taking a drive up into the mountains, is so cool!
It is my favorite time of the month when I get together with my besties! Yes it is the International Bloggers Club Challenge. For those of you who are here for the first time, this is a monthly challenge that I participate in with my blogger friends who live all over the world. We meet up each month to compare notes and see how we do things in our corner of the world. Last month we did nothing, yes we took a vacation and the month before worked on crafts using household items.
This month we're doing crafts with baskets. Now I have done lots of basket upcycles in fact I did one the other day. I simply painted it with chalk paint. Easy Peasy. But this time around I am not doing plain baskets. I am going to show you how to easily upcycle broken plastic baskets.
As I've mentioned before we are downsizing from a large apartment to a smaller one which is located right below the one we are in now. Today I'll be sharing the balcony with you. The one that I've been working on these past few weeks and how I've decorated it frugally with repurposed treasures. Because that is what they become with a little care.
With this small tour of this balcony you'll be able see just how everything comes together and how everything gets used over and over again, in one form or another.
As some of you may know I have been working on the small apartment space for the past few weeks, and will continue to do so for a while yet. You can see the whole series on the bottom of this post.
So far, I shared with you how I painted the bookcases with milk paint. The photos in that post were styled to show off the two bookcases. Pretty pictures but not reality. And certainly not practical!
Today I will be sharing the reality photos of the bookcases. What it actually looks like and what I have done to make it functional.
Pretty and practical bookcases the easy way, because we don't want thing to be too hard!
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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