Thursday, November 3, 2011
Having to improvise for so long, I have used and can recommend glassware with marbles or smooth stones; decorative tins filled with loose change or stones (ditto ceramics or pottery); and antique iron boot jacks. For instant decor, you can bang two pieces of scrap wood together, paint them, paste an art postcard on, and decoupage the whole shebang (which I did in the 7th grade). Or you could troll around flea markets and yard sales for the perfect expression of your interests and personality, whether it be lions, tigers, or bears;
your favorite breed of dog or cat;
gargoyles; horses; ships; superheroes;
duck, duck, goose; or owls (familiar of Minerva, goddess of wisdom and of deep thinkers).
Any DIY ideas or favorite bookends to contribute?