It's interesting to look back and see how my tastes change. This is from 2005 when we were into Hawaii (3 trips in 4 years) and I was into "themed" rooms. Back before vinyl lettering, I stenciled Hawaiian words and phrases above all the doors and windows. Aloha, Mahalo, Ohana.
Ma ka hana ka 'ike...In working, one learns.
I even ordered bark cloth and sewed my own bedspread and ottoman.
I covered my headboard with bamboo place mats, and the nightstands my husband made with bamboo table runners. I cut holes in the shelves and put the ferns and birds of paradise "in" them.
This Family Tree was my poor attempt at making a Banyan Tree. The Banyan tree has vines that re root in the ground and make another trunk. I made it from spray insulation foam so it was 3 dimensional. Then I put artificial leaves on it. It seems like so long ago, but that was probably when I began my love of repurposing items. It's like an addiction, and now I can't stop.
Stay tuned for more blasts from the past.