SCOUTING AROUND

I was never a Girl Scout.

If I had been, perhaps my dresser, closet, floor – uh, let’s stop there – would not so easily reach a state of total (creative) disarray? Perhaps.

I am, however, a girl. And a bargain scout. And a fashion scout. And a scout of all things vintage, retro, and awesome.

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However, there wasn’t much room on top of my dresser.

Because being a scout means I love options: Finding them. Wearing them. Displaying them. Piling them up until they outgrow all my hooks and create a tangled mess of bedazzled possibilities.

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So, this weekend – after bouncing the vague concept around in my mind for at least a month – I finally pulled out the hammer, tapped in a few nails,

and, voila…

fully accessible options and possibilities.

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By now I was on a roll, so I grabbed my glue gun and whipped up a trio of magnetic blossoms – based on an idea I had seen at a junk fair (mini pastry tins + circles of fabric + buttons + magnets). I used them to hold a few more necklaces on my metal cabinet.

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Then I tossed a couple of strands of bling onto this vintage dry-cleaning hanger (which, by the way, somehow found its way to Minnesota from the New Jersey city of my birth)…

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..left a few of the heavier pieces right where they had been, on the good old-fashioned closet doorknob…

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…and, wow.

Do you see that?

It’s the top of my dresser. Hasn’t been spotted in months.

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P.S. I’ll post a few more pics of my ongoing bedroom refresh coming soon… Which I’m saying out loud mostly so that I will continue this project. (Because you should see the other half of my room right now.) Stay tuned.

P.P.S. I know. That’s alotta pink.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Kris Morrissey
    Posted March 4, 2014 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    We should live closer to one another, because I love your style and you could rub off on me a little bit. Plus it would just be nice to sit and have a cuppa coffee with you and catch up.

    • Posted March 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

      Kris – Agreed!! Next time you’re in town… For sure?!

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