Friday, 4 September 2020

BLOGGING ABOUT THE SMALL STUFF, KAIZEN


Not my blogging desk.  Photo by Johnson Wang (quite a name) for Unsplash.

I have been slow to blog about interiors recently because I've set up a kids toy company that turns doorways into pop up children's theatres,
small travelling theatres if you will, that open and close with a magic slight of hand.

Simple Scandi style to fit in with all interiors!


But also the current trend for long slick blog posts has me daunted!
My drafts are all, look at this Poundland bin, looks exactly like this Versace one!
(Don't look, neither exist, but God I wish they did).

I like all kinds of blogs, but it's the small stuff I really like.
I  love Mr Carringtons vlogs, often it's just some random things he's found, occasionally in the street!


And I always claim this is the perfect interiors blog post
It has stayed in my mind as I really want the chairs and refer back to it when I'm looking for dinning chairs (never found them) nothing has been styled, it's just a have a look at my stylish friends finds.

So my blog posts, despite the trend are still going to be about the small stuff, just chipping away at it, every tiny improvement making your home nicer, but this small (and small budget) carry on can also be given a gloss! 
kaizen
The Japanese business philosophy of small continuous improvements which together make big results.
There you go...
You're not skint and chipping away at it,
sit down cross legged in your most yoga like clothes,
and tell the world you are adopting the Japanese philosophy of kaisen to renovate your house.
Throw in a more organic way and letting the house evolve naturally for good measure.
So here's a few small things, I've 'embraced' into my new philosophy...

Picked up this large wooden mirror from Homesense sale shelf, just £5 as it has a small chip on the edge, I'll fill that in with grey paint but you can't really see it.

I love it.

Looking for trays to tidy every eyelash enhancer invented in my dressing table draws,
and I always want something different,
I found these sets of two metal trays on sale in Matalan, half price at £3.50 so I grabbed two.



These fab summer basket bags woven from recycled fabrics were also reduced to just £2.50 each, perfect for under the dressing table storage to hide the ugly extension lead and hairdryer etc as there are only sockets on one side of the room for some reason.


Needing another incense stick holder,
if need is the actual word? I scoured my house for something to make into one,
truly lockdown has upped all our reduce, re-use, recycle ness.
I found this 1 euro Moroccan tile picked up in Granada last summer.


I put some tape on it, drilled a small hole and by some miracle the tile didn't smash and though it's the most ridiculously simple of makes, I'm delighted with it!

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