Monday, 12 January 2015

Upcycling items for our master bedroom.

I shared my master bedroom a few days ago and today I thought I'd share two little  projects that finally have been completed in our master bedroom. At garage sales many months back (possibly years...) I found a wall house and a wooden ladder that I'd been wanting to put up for a while- ever since I worked out how I could repurpose them for use. With fresh paint on our master bedroom wall, I could finally put these items up (once they had been fixed a little).

I love using thrifted finds in unique ways to add a bit of personality around the place- let's be honest I like a little bit of kooky and unusual stuff. This little house seemed like the perfect spot for storing my collection of mini perfumes. I found it in good condition but decided to jazz it up a tad by painting the inside grey before mounting it on the wall.

My mini perfume collection was sparked by my mother in law often going on international flights and bringing back little perfume bottles. Sure they could be shoved in a drawer but I just felt they were a little too pretty to hide away and each one has it's own unique shape. The little ceramic deer on the middle shelf was found at a garage sale a few years ago, and I just can't help it, I'm partial to deer related finds.

I've always wanted a ladder in the room and found a small one very cheaply over a year ago. This ladder was painted white. By attaching some wood to the sides, I could finally mount in on the wall to hold blankets and other bits and pieces and it has proved very useful.
The resulting ladder is probably a bit more bulky than I would have liked and sometimes find itself home to unpacked away clothing. I do love how it shows off my gorgeous thrifted yellow throw- the pattern is amazing!

These two items cost me a few dollars and a bit or paint and now I have some extra valuable storage in my bedroom. I love finding items and repurposing them for new uses, although I am sure that if you wanted to copy these storage ideas, the little house and blanket ladder could be built fairly easily from local hardware shop materials.
For other thrifted upcycles check out my suitcase plate rack and rake wine glass holder. :-)
Lisa x


  1. Adorable! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Inspire me Mondays..hope to see you again this week :)

    1. Thank you Erin! and thanks for letting me be part of your link up :)

  2. Love the ladder to store blankets!

    1. Thanks! It has proved to be very useful. Thanks for stopping by :)