The joy of buying things are obviously tempting. But the joy of making them is immortal.
I wanted a cozy bedroom dressing table that could go with my relaxed room decor with white washed furniture. I did not want to go the traditional way of buying the most beautiful dressing table available in the store. So, i whipped up myself an idea. I assembled a discarded cane wood shoe rack and a wall mirror that perfectly compliments each other and looks as a whole. (Photos to follow later 🙂 )
I rescued this battered old shoe rack from the loft and saw a lot of potential in it.
For now, i fixed its wobbly sides and cleaned it. Tomorrow it shall see a makeover. Any suggestions with the color guys?
In a moment of choking dilemma, my best friend, guide and philosopher, R, asked me to bless it with a coat of white when i was somewhere dangling in between the lily of the valley blue and pale pistachio. Not too much into decor, this boy is absolutely brilliant when at it, like everything else and as always. I love you, R. You are a blessing.
I was not too sure of another white furniture, lest it rendered me a “white-0-holic”, but who can stop the inevitable. A coat of white is surely what it required.
Thank you to my very dear uncle for the suggestions. I wish I was not in such a humid zone to accommodate mahogany 😦
Thank you, Janice from: postcardsfromwildwood.wordpress.com for the inspiration, suggestion and for getting me quite right from across the miles. I wish i was half as talented as her when it comes to hardanger sachets. She is a “wonder hand”
Presenting the much controversial Shoe rack.
Living in this jet age that’s studded with technologically enhanced furniture, complete with chrome and metal and of course in most cases a remote control, its a respite to find a piece of the bygone era to put your wish upon! Something so dreamy and white and beautiful and organic and so out of another world that itself becomes an escape to the fantastic lacy, gown laden era where the gentlemen were gallant and ladies as soft as the peonies; Where children played with sheep and grandmas concreted her grandchild’s belief in fairies! Furniture that spill love, comfort and warmth. Furniture that makes you wish upon a star.