How I wish there was a quick fix to this house of ours.
And lets just say that part of the reason there isn't, is because a few too many 'quick fixes' have been made in its past.
'Quick fixes' that were quickly hidden within walls, above the ceiling, and under tiles and lino.
'Quick fixes' that are definitely not so quick to fix now.
But I'm grateful that things are being done more carefully and thoroughly this time around.
I'd like to think that this house will last another hundred years, even if it is hard to tell exactly what has survived the first hundred, or, closer to the truth, how it has survived its first hundred given some of the hurried renovating decisions made on its behalf.
We found this old window under the house, and another truly beautiful, but broken one, up in the roof.
Once upon a time, our house must have had a lot of character.
I'm hoping to put a little back in, albeit of a different generation and time.
The builders and I are plotting ways to use the beautiful window.
Meanwhile, I've put this one to use as a pegboard for all my decorating ideas and inspirations.
It is a genuine easy breezy quick fix to keep track of magazine tear outs, pictures of taps and shower heads, paint colours, wallpapers & wild ideas.
If old windows aren't hanging around at your place, you could use a picture frame instead.
Washi tape, hemp twine and mini clothes pegs are the only tools you need.
However you construct it, the visual references are what I find most helpful.
All those images that you've ripped out, saved and dreamed about, are right there where you can see them and imagine them.
And hopefully, some of those ideas just might take flight.
Amanda xxPin It