Beautiful Vintage Office in Your Back Garden!
I came across this image and just smiled! I love the idea of having my little office/crafting room in our back garden! If you have a garden shed already then you’re in luck. Give it a coat of paint (white, duck egg blue, minty green) both inside and out and then fill it with your favourite vintage bits & bobs! Argghh heaven!
Could get a touch chilly in the winter so if you can persuade your other half to put some electricity in there for a heater and a bit of light - then you’re onto a winner!
Very eco-chic-living - love it!
How to organise your mail & keys vintage style!
If like me, your partner is always asking you ‘where did you put today’s post’ when they walk through the door - I saw this simple solution for such a question and absolutely love it! Simply take a vintage plate and add a vintage silver or glass food dome and you’re there! Your mail is safely stored in one place until you or whoever it is for wants to look at it! Genius!
If that isn’t clever enough, I love the idea of using vintage drawer handles on the wall as key hooks!
Super eco-chic-living and a great way to create a ‘chi chi’ style through recycling!
Source: Jessica Brinkert Holtam for Better Homes & Gardens
Make your own mantelpiece rosette!
I absolutely love this homemade eco-chic idea and it is super simple to create!
Buy a foam wreath and simply wrap yarn of your colour choice around it! Make your own paper flowers from old recycled newspaper or from pages from an old book (I will be writing a piece on how to create these flowers soon so check back for details) and then simply stitch them in place. Looks amazing, contemporary and is very eco-chic-living!
You could also try attaching vintage costume jewellery instead of the flowers i.e. brooches or similiar for a bit of ‘bling’ and depending on which room you plan to display it in!
Ohhh I am suddenly feeling very creative! I will post any versions of this that I make for inspiration!
Design by Lisa Schumacher - source: scrapbooks etc.
Love this and so easy to achieve by buying random glasses from the charity shop! Don’t dismiss recycle centers for glass and old pottery too - I’ve picked up some corkers for 50p! Then simply fill with the drink of your choice! Love it and very eco-chic! xx
Get this lovely vintage look by searching for pre-loved pieces (ebay, recycle centers, local furniture auctions etc). Buy a lovely second hand couch - not only does it already have the lovely worn look but it is recycling too! Mix with a reclaimed wooden table and random chairs and you’re there. Love it, very eco-chic-living! xx
(image source: 2.bp.blogspot.com)
An all round amazing use of old wood and pallets - combined with the mixture of different bowls and plates which could easily be collected from charity shops, local potter etc, it just looks eco-chic fab! xx