I love visiting the thrift store, I never have any specific item in mind that i’m hunting for, mostly just something with character, possible value and function in my home. I’m in love with vintage items, so usually it’s what I gravitate towards. This latest item was a deal, which made me think that spending a few extra bucks to fix it up a bit wouldn’t be a big deal. It ended up being a great improvement.
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A while back I posted about how i’ve been wanting some typographers/printers trays for quite some time now. Well guess what? My dream came true this Christmas, I got 3 of them from my wonderful boyfriend. I have yet to fill them up completely, but I have found a home for 2 of them on my walls. I also got a cute little retro styled radio/alarm clock which works perfectly on my bedside table. It’s available at urban outfitters and I love that it connects to my iPod too.
I have a pretty good small toy collection from my childhood and I just don’t want to throw them out. They still make me happy and the colours and shapes are so fun. I didn’t want them to take up shelf space and clutter areas around the apartment, so I found a shadow box at Michaels on sale, but can also find great deals on Amazon. It was the perfect size to just place all of them in and create a 3D collage with all the toys. You can hang it on a wall like the photos I’ve shown here: I […]
Ever since I was a kid, i’ve had the creativity to look at one object and see something totally different in it. I guess it has something to do with being an Aquarius…? Swiss photographer Francois Robert, who is known for his whimsical book Faces has now transformed his images into a rug by FLOR, it’s called Find A Face and is available for $179.99
Looking for a unique gift? Something one of a kind and amazing? You should check out the Flea Market at The Croatian Cultural Centre. I’ve been there a few time and you can find anything from vinyl (records), vintage jewllery, home decor, furniture and more. Below, i’ve featured a few vintage items you might spot at this market, I hope it sparks some creative ideas for you. 21st Century Flea Market Sunday, 20 September 2009, 7:00am – 3:00pm General Admission $3 at door 7am-3pm Children Under 13 free with adult Snack Bar, ATM, Free Parking Got Questions? Contact Them: Renée Lafontaine 21st Century […]
For the past year i’ve been on the lookout for one of these: Vancouver is a hard place to find them apparently. I’m dying for the day when I can display all my random collections in one perfect place on my wall. Does anyone know where I can find one in Vancouver? I’ve tried antique shows and flea markets, craigslist and ebay. Someday…someday I will find one.
Just as the 2010 IKEA catalog comes out, I came across a few photos of a catalog from 1965. It’s funny, the layout and fonts still manage to give off that “ikea” feeling. I think the images really speak for themselves and honestly I wish they still made some of the pieces that are shown in these pages.
Remember when you were younger, watching your granparents, aunts and others, knitting and crocheting various items. Well it seems the art of crocheting and knitting is back. I’m really loving these designs by KTBdesigns on Etsy. They’re too adorable for words. See below. As for knitting, i’ve spotted some city buses covered up in it and then did a google search and discovered the term for this is called “knit bombing” or “yarn bombing.” This means that people knit large amounts in various colours and then place it on a random object as public art. It makes quite an impact!
My plan in the next month or so, is to turn my storage room into a functioning craft/storage space. Right now it’s just filled with random boxes and it’s totally not an enjoyable space. It’s REALLY tiny, but i’m hoping I can create a fun place to sew, craft and keep all my odds and ends in. I found a few ideas of what I’m hoping to do, visual inspiration is always helpful. Looks like a trip to Ikea is definitely needed sometime soon. These cute white boxes will probably help with the visual clutter, I’m hoping to keep everything […]
A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I built a large bench for my patio. I decided I wanted to sell my plastic andarondac chairs and have something that I could actually lounge on. What’s amazing is that I now have twice as much seating as well as storage. This bench ended up costing half of what i’d pay for one in a store and the benefit is that I could customize the length to fit my patio perfectly. Most quality wood benches in the store are anywhere from $100 – $300 and my bench was about $50. All the […]