‘This is where the magic happens.’ I say in my D-list celebrity on ‘MTV Cribs’ circa 2001 voice. But really, despite investing countless hours and pennies into turning my workspace into a beautifully streamlined, creative haven (very pinterest) I can honestly and regretfully say that a majority of what I do, I do from my bed. So, as you can imagine, it’s a little cluttered over here.
I knew it was time to de-clutter when digging through my bedside bowl of essentials in search of a pair of nail clippers, I ended up finding a small container of ‘Genuine Stardust from Gibeon SRC 7 Meteor’ that I got in a cereal box when I was about 8. I also found 3 pairs of nail clippers. But where to begin?
STEP ONE · PURGE
Obviously, it was time to get rid of my non-essential ‘essentials’, but a lot of the stuff I keep by my bed is stuff I use every day. I’m an avid sketcher and list-maker and have several notebooks and sketchbooks each with unique purposes that I need to hand when an idea pops up. Then there’s chargers, head phones, lip balm, pens and pencils… Okay, I’m getting overwhelmed.
STEP TWO · STORAGE, SECRET STORAGE
Ta-da! Yes, I managed to keep a majority of my bits and bobs in this neat little DIY. Now I’m not going to go into detail about how I made this fake stack of books (I followed this bloggers instructions almost to the letter- minus the drill), but I do have a few tips from my experience if you plan on doing the same.
So now I’ve got this unassuming pile of books, housing my belongings, with a couple of my real books thrown on top to complete the look.
STEP THREE · FINISHING TOUCHES
All marble everything. I feel like this minimalist look up top really completes the sleek feel of my re-vamped bedside table. A cute little dish houses the jewelry I take off at night and my headphones, and this little pot holds my nail clippers among other things. I reclaimed both of these from my kitchen and gave them this marble effect with nail varnish, using the same water-marbling technique you would use on your nails (see youtube).
And finally, I covered my large notebook in my favourite marble transfer paper (I put this stuff on EVERYTHING) and it ended up looking like a cool table top slab. For some, this might be marble overload but I find it so chic and simple.
So what do you think? Let me know if you’d like a more in-depth tutorial on the DIYs featured in this post. Thanks for having a look, I hope I’ve been able to give you a little inspiration for your next decor adventure.
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