It becomes fun once something starts to come together. I cut out a small section of denim for the pillow and pinned the wool to the front. Then I sat down and rummage through a box of old buttons and beads.Nothing relaxes me and gives a burst of enthusiasm like rummaging through a box of junk.It can really recharge my old battery. In that old box I found some seashell shape beads I'd forgotten I had. I couldn't help but add them for an extra touch.
So at this point I added the one thing I am terrible at and that's embroidery. I tried to add the words Sand Dollar and it looks rough....oh well it's rustic! Ha Ha!
It maybe a small pillow but it has created some big ideas in my head for later. I love pillows on the bed however my husband....not so much.So you can just imagine his delight when he realized this was for our cottage.It makes a gal want to make a hundred of them =)
We actually built this cottage from items we had salvaged over time.We had acquired a couple windows from a job where we had to demo a house due to fire. They weren't damaged at all.Construction has a lot of waste so if you look there is always ways to use much of what is thrown out. Our lot originally had an old camper/trailer that we use for a year. Now this venture was done as a family and we spend a lot of time there together. Once it gets nice,and Friday hits we hit the road for the camp. It's only about an hour away so it's "RELAXATION" that isn't too far from home. We can feel the stress melt way as we walk through the door.
We decided we didn't want it to ba another place to do more work. Make it simple,live simple. So we bought little using what we had as much as possible.Our headboard for our bed is actually a section of white fencing.It looks great and fits right into the beach/seaside feel. We made our lamps from pieces of left over columns we had used for a house we built. Paint them white and since they are hollow the wiring was so easy to feed through.
Due to lack of space my husband made our night stands like shelves,and fastened them to the wall.This allows space to be used underneathe. Since we were so limited on space for the whole place (the park has limitations)we didn't build closets.So he made us a wooden shelving unit from ceiling to floor which we painted white.We simply fold much of our clothes and place them on shelves or in wicker baskets.He did take a small corner next to the shelving unit and add a pole for a few hanging items.
|He put the TV up on the wall to save space,made like our night stands.|
We hang all of the towels in the hall on pegs and I am in the middle of decorating clothes pins with our names. Space is an issue,but having family fun is the priority!