This past month we have been blitzing the house, we have piles for the charity shop and bags and bags full of trash. It has been a total mission, but thankfully upstairs is finally done. It took all of the Easter weekend to do four rooms and get rid of a lot of the rubbish in the house. While I was working on it I found the old cot bed, that had been lurking in our room for many years and decided to hatch a plan to actually be able to upcycle the cot.
It was an idea that I had seen on Pinterest a few times, and I knew that it would be perfect for the new super clean study.
Now that I have a sewing machine I wanted a little sewing area in the study, and that meant having easy access to my fabric and my ribbons, which used to be placed over an Ikea rail.
As I have changed the desk over in the study, it opened up some space near the wall and it meant that I could use the slates of the cot bed to store all my ribbon and fabric.
It really was so simple.
I dusted down the cot slates and then tied all ribbon onto one and put all my fabric onto another.
And the finished effect is amazing.
It is so easy to get to and I can easily reach it and get any fabric or ribbon that I need and it is also really close to the sewing machine and the desk. Everything is also really easy to see, and until I did this I didn’t realise how much blue ribbon I actually have, need to be other combinations in the future.
I really love it and it has given the cot a new life, and means that rather than just chucking it out of the house we have been able to adapt and use it, which I love to be able to do.