The good thing about the earthquake was that we finally were forced to do up my daughters room (who loves colour). There were lots of cracks in the wall and in the ceiling, so my husband put in a false ceiling and covered up the cracks with wallpaper. The green wall is painted. A 60 year old carpet was replaced and we bought two gorgeous bed covers on sale. I also found some Moroccan lamps on TradeMe.
Last year I decided to make a frame with cloth behind it and string to hang cards on. The next day we were on a fair for work and next to us was a table, where they sold the self made frame you see on the right side wall.....ok That was a time safer.
Paintings made by my daughter and pillows cases were bought second
hand on Trade Me to bring more colour to the room.
We found a good deal for bed site tables as there was a chip out of it and made our own coat rack
had a purpose for it. I enjoyed making this so much that I started to collect knobs from markets for the next piece of driftwood.
Correction: I helped making this as I am not good with tools. My husband drilled the holes and I was holding the wood...while looking important :)