This month, the fabulous Roo shares her ideas on what to do with less-than-perfect charity shop finds. I love love love her diy fix-up ideas so much and I know you guys will too.
Over to you Miss Roo…
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Now, even after seeing what treasures can be found if you look hard enough in the right places, you would be forgiven for presuming the following formula:
Â Charity shops = tat
â€¦ Because, quite frankly, quite a lot of the time itâ€™s proven to be true. Whether youâ€™re a tried & true charity shop scavenger or a recent disciple following this series, youâ€™re sure to have had a â€śdudâ€ť run, and that can be disheartening. When youâ€™re perusing for the fun of it itâ€™s not so bad, but if youâ€™re committed to the cause for the sake of your wedding itâ€™s easy to get blindsided by the dud run and head home feeling dejected. This month Iâ€™d like to focus on spotting the potential in otherwise â€śuselessâ€ť items: the tattered, the broken, and the not so shiny.
On the whole, I would identify myself as someone who is creative, with an active imagination â€“ yet despite being able to conceive of good ideas, I often find myself falling short when it comes to executing them, due to a distinct lack of â€śknow-howâ€ť. This, among a menagerie of other reasons, is why the Internet is such a useful tool to have at our palms. Blogs such as Tokketok and Mermag boast incredible tutorials that take everyday items and transport them into the world of the fantastical â€“ widening the scope of possibilities for objects that weâ€™d otherwise overlook, or â€śmake do withâ€ť â€“ like these beautiful monogrammed glasses, just when you thought plain ones would suffice.
Photography Credit: Merrilee Liddiard, full tutorial at Mermag
Many online tutorials are a breeze (almost so simple that you wonder, why didnâ€™t I think of that!?) and some are a little more intermediate, but a task that is too tasking for one person is less tasking when halved â€“ which is where your bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, children or betrothed can come in handy. Some of my most favourite weddings featured on wedding blogs everywhere are the ones where I read the words â€śeveryone chipped in!â€ť because really, thereâ€™s nothing more celebratory and wonderful than everyone you love claiming a share of your big day. So, if youâ€™re reading this and thinking but Iâ€™m the kind of person who glues their fingers together, do not despair. Bear with me, and I promise by the time you reach the end of this post, your creative lusts will be hooting.