If you've been reading The Ordinary Lovely for a while, you're probably rolling your eyes right now at seeing yet another mention of clipboards. But, they're just so cool! I apologise for my continued excitement about them but they really can change the look and feel of a room with little fuss, little effort, and little expenditure. And when it comes to children's rooms and our cheeky cherubs ever-changing affections, that's no bad thing, surely? One week, Paw Patrol reigns supreme and the next, Yoda rules the roost. Five year olds are extremely fickle so I refuse to wallpaper or blue-tac pictures and prints to any walls ... a clipboard feature wall is my best weapon when it comes to quickly responding to latest crazes.
Do you know the saying, 'see a penny pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck'? Well, I'm pretty sure that somewhere along the way, my boys have got their wires crossed and think that a penny = a stick. A quick peek outside my front door and you're greeted by a whole tree's worth. So, for quite a while now, I've been on a mission to find ways to use them up around the home. This DIY origami crane mobile, which used one of the biggest sticks from their collection, was so simple to make and looks great suspended from the ceiling (in my living room .... but would work really, really well in a child's bedroom too).
If you read my recent bathroom makeover post, you might remember that I've been working on a little project with Laura Ashley all to do with wallpaper. Today, the post is live on their blog and you can pop on over and see what I've been up to. Hint: it's not papering walls. I tried that and it ended in complete and utter disaster (luckily, I have an expert popping round next week to put right what I completely messed up - I'll share some photos when it's all finished and looking lovely).