Monday, February 16, 2009


Way back in August, I purchased this iron something-or-other and posted the before-I-had-a- clue-photo. It sometimes takes me a while to figure out just what I'm going to do with my finds, but that does not prevent me from making the purchase. I just know it has potential when I see it. If you don't believe me, check out my daughter's craft center. That was given to me by someone without vision. Praise the Lord there are people out there like that!

hair center 1

Having everything Tessa and I need at our fingertips on school mornings has been wonderful. My flatiron fits nicely in one of the cup-holder-looking things on the side. I love that it is iron so I don't have to worry about burning anything. No comment. The hairdryers, curling irons, and brushes are in the big basket and an extension cord is wired to the side to prevent me from having to bend over. No comment again. Lights were added for some fun, and Tessa's headbands and necklaces hang from hooks.

hair center

hair center bird

You might wonder why we don't just do this in the bathroom. I'd love to, but old houses come with very tiny bathrooms. It's hard to believe that we are coming up on the fifth anniversary of buying The Boxmoor. Since it needed tons of renovations after being used as a private school for over ten years, I mentally put us on a ten-year plan of completion. We've made a lot of progress, but still have a long way to go. I'd love to show the after pictures of the master bath below, but other than removing the paper towel holder and wallpaper--which just made it worse--we haven't done a thing. It is the next project on our list. Stay tuned. BTW, that tub is miniature. I told you the bathrooms were small.

An after of the bathroom below can be found in this post and this post. I can't seem to find the photo to post here.


Tiffy Wiffy said...

I am sadly one of those people who doesn't have vision. I ABSOLUTELY love what you did with that iron thing. Whenever I repurpose things I feel so proud of myself. For example, I have a shoe organizer behind-the-door thingy that I didn't need and was about to give the to goodwill but I put it in the laundry room and store my cleaning supplies in the shoe slots.

edie said...

I'm still trying to figure out my iphone so I just got your message about the plate hangers. Hobby Lobby. $1.99 i think. This is a great post Denise. I love the links to older posts and as you know, when we get new readers...they haven't seen our older projects. I love the iron thingy. You have so many things in that house of yours that I love!

vintagewindow said...

Great upcycle. Love what you did with the iron thingy. I did check out the before photo. Clever idea for it's new use.

Have a happy day


leigh ann said...

Hi Denise! Call me weird, but that green tile is pretty! I'm looking forward to more house posts!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

That IS a very cool piece! And those star lights are absolutely adorable. You're in Canada too... whereever did you find them?

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

Funky Junk Donna