Pinterest-ed Bedside Table

For those of you that know, I’m a student – and my new bedroom is in desperate need of a bedside table. 

Therefore, I ended up with this bargain from a charity shop which needed a bit of love to cover up some tea stains, but overall was perfect, and cost a tenner.

tableAnyone that knows me, knows that I love Pinterest more than – well, more than anything. It’s my source of inspiration for everything I do. It makes me want to make things and change things for the better, so I love checking it out everyday hoping for something to catch my eye. 

Therefore, I thought what better, than to transform my table with a mood board of my favourite Pinterest pins. Not one of these photos are mine, but I love them all and so staring at them everyday is definitely going to spark my imagination.

All it took was the photos, some PVA glue and an old paint brush, and I love the result! I made sure to only pick pins with a muted champagne/gold/beige colour scheme as these will best compliment my new room. But other than that, it’s a big mixture of events, lighting, interiors, food and all sorts! 

table 2Let me know what you think,

love lauren x

 

 

Spoons etc

You may or may not have seen that I posted a new mood board earlier on today. This is my latest piece that I’m working on and the best thing is, I can talk about it because it’s a piece for my best friend, my mum! 

moooodThe kitchen at my home in Felixstowe was completely remodelled. It originally consisted of an open plan kitchen/living space with wooden ceilings and teracotta walls.

Around Christmas time, the new look was complete as the small partition between the two spaces had been removed and a large kitchen was created. The walls are now white, and aubergine and cream cupboards add colour whilst the floral blinds introduce a green as well.

It’s gorgeous, I love it. It’s just a shame they waited until I moved out before decorating (incredibly selfish, mum!)

kitchen

Anyway, no artwork has been put up since the kitchen was completed, so mum sent me a text last week, very obviously hinting at me do something for her.

There’s this blank white wall under the stairs that’s just crying out for something interesting – so this is where I come in! 

stairs

I’ve decided to do three pieces (10×12) in crisp black frames to be staggered on the wall. I chose to do three smaller designs rather than one large one because the space is so awkard with the slope from the stairs.

Like the spoon painting I found on Pinterest – which I LOVE and actually would quite like in my own house – I have decided to use black and grey watercolours to paint a variety of kitchen utensils. These will include spoons, forks, knives, chopping boards, spatulas, cork screws and rolling pins. With a touch of purple and green in some of the handles to tie it in with the rest of the room!

I’m completely excited to get started and see it hanging on the wall – I’ll make sure to show you a picture when they’re up!

love lauren x

Hello

My first blog post – thought it would only be right to tell you a bit about myself.

I’m 22, originally from Felixstowe but studying Events Management in Leeds. I’m a lover of anything creative and think that most things in life could be made that little bit more pretty and innovative. I do consider myself to be an entrepreneur too as developing new ideas and businesses is always at the forefront of my mind.

Pinterest is my absolute bible for inspiration and sparks my imagination for many of the things I do. My mind works at a million miles and hour so pinning and storing photos for later allows me to focus on one project at a time – sometimes; I’m not very good at that.

I’m incredibly impulsive – a little too impulsive if you ask me, and very generous with my money. These traits can be somewhat linked to my Borderline Personality Disorder and Cyclothymia which alongside severe anxiety dominated my teenage years and is something I still struggle with everyday.

I moan a lot and get aggitated incredibly quickly about small details, but I do also pride myself on being able to see the good in everybody and every situation.

I love lighting and anything that hangs from the ceiling – it’s guaranteed to make a space more inviting and complete. I love unicorns – just because, and anything that has a unique beauty. Antique shops are home to some of the best furniture – there’s just something about it that can’t be bought from a well known Swedish flat pack store. Lists should be written for everything, and I will write you one if you haven’t already; being organised isn’t difficult. You’re just not trying.

I hate velvet – it’s the only material I can’t work with. I’m a 90s child and there’s something about velvet that makes me think of a burgandy jumpsuit my mum dressed me in throughout my childhood. I also hate balloons – don’t ask (I’ll come onto that another time) and tall table centrepieces that restrict your view. They may look grand and opulent but practicality is important too. I also can’t stand judgement – allowing people to be who they are, want to be, and can’t help being is crucial; we weren’t all meant to be the same.

So that’s me in a nutshell.

The epitome of a perfectionist. Underlining the boy’s titles who worked next to me in year 8 Geography because he refused to use a ruler. I’m a little bit of a nightmare at times and I just want to make everything look nice.

More to come soon. Watch this space!

love lauren x