I was inspired by a post from Leena at Onshore a few weeks ago about taking an ordinary, everyday object that had to be in view and making it prettier.
While decorating and organizing are very important in making your home a happy, easy place to live, it’s also important to think about the little things. The little things that are actually pretty ugly, but we don’t even notice because that’s just what [fill in the blank] always looks like.
Here are 4 things we can either replace or dress up what we currently have:
Take a look at these adorable (and simple) DIY upgrades to plain notebooks. Wouldn’t they be prettier on your desk or kitchen table? And a bonus, these two would be much cheaper than buying a pre-made pretty notebook.
|A Beautiful Mess|
|Twig and Thistle|
2. Key chains
Still have a little rubber #1 sign holding your keys together because it was free? This is another simple (and possibly free) DIY.
|Design Love Fest|
3. Trash cans
For the smaller bins throughout the house, how about covering them with twine or paper?
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|Little Green Notebook|
Or for a bigger one, like in the kitchen, there is always IKEA’s pretty metal ones:
4. Contact lens cases
The ones pictured are for sale at Target. I have the blue owl and it only cost $3.
Leena also brought to light ugly smoke alarms, and Kelly made me think about upgrading my silverware drawer organizer (how pretty would a wooden one be lined with a bright color?)
Any of these inspire you? Any other objects you would add to the list?
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