Wednesday 6 July 2011

A Creative Use of Space -

My ‘creative space’ recently has been more about a creative 'use' of space and ideas, swapping things around a bit . I upcycled this old wooden cupboard a couple of months ago to hold a piece of artwork for an exhibition. It was part of the installation, with some text projected over it. I painting it in a dark grey matt paint and then papered inside with a patchwork wallpaper samples.

We desperately needed more storage space in our small bathroom so I decided to try out the cupboard. It had been living in the garage with a plinth and lots of other things ever since the exhibition finished. I didn't think it would work, but gave it a go. I'm so happy we did I now have lots more storage space.

He He... I'm now going to do a 'design sponge' type



...and afterwards I found this Ben and Pepper cupboard on the 'mengsel design blog' and I think it's a little bit similar...except that my paper applique is on the inside instead of outside...


  1. The photo of your mother with her arms crossed is just beautiful. Looks like a book cover.

  2. I love your new little cupboard. It's very pretty, I love it's shape and it looks great in your bathroom. :)

  3. that colour is fabulous, and the wallpapering too. Love the idea, and the beautiful flower sets it off perfectly. Is it an orchid?

  4. Thank you STSP for the lovely comment about my mum...that's one of my favourite photos of her.

  5. Thanks Catherine for nice the comments about the cupboard. I wasn't sure if it would work, so I now feel reassured...

  6. It is an orchid millemodern...I'm a bit obsessed with them. I have three in the bathroom and they seem to do really well there...they seem to like the dappled light coming from the side window and steamy atmosphere.

    Thanks for the nice comments about the cupboard...

  7. It's so lovely to see your beautiful bathroom as I embark upon the very scary adventure of having mine gutted next wee...eeekk! I will be sure to do some before and after photos to share. Unfortunately, there wont't be any lovely bespoke pieces like your cupboard at this stage - one step at a time. I may well borrow your orchid idea though!

  8. Oh thank you Caz.

    I know how you must feel about your major bathroom renovations...definitely scary at the time but I'm sure that will look amazing when it's completed.

    I can't wait to see the before and after.