I am all about making the most practical bits of our home ones that are beautiful, too. I feel that if it’s something you are going to use everyday, especially multiple times a day, why not keep it out so it’s handy but also make it something you enjoy looking at? There are so many simple ways you can turn practical items around your home into beautiful, useful tools or storage solutions.
This one, though small, is really cute. We use matches throughout the day, from lighting our fireplace to beeswax candles, and we’re always have to reach behind that big mirror for the box where we keep them out of sight. I grew tired of not only having to reach back there for them when we want to light something, but wanted an easy (and not dangerous!) way to grab a match and not have to look at the ugly box. So I went to our old antique hutch in the dining room and found a little glass vase I scored at Target sometime last year. It’s the perfect size and has a large round base to adhere the striking surface with a little double sided tape. Tada! I’ve got a few of them around our home and I think they are just darling way to store our match sticks. It’s little touches like this that can help turn your house into a home. It’s the little things!
For those interested, the beeswax candles are homemade! You can learn how to roll them right here. The candle sticks & milk glass vase were thrifted, and that is dried eucalyptus you see there.
What are some simple ways you enjoy making the practical pretty around your home?
Bethany - I always hide mine away in a drawer, but I love this idea. I’m also adoring your new site. It’s entirely wonderful, not that I’m surprised one bit, my friend. xo
admin - Thank you so much dear friend, that means a lot to me. You know how much I adore you! xx Amanda
krystal - What a great idea! What do you use to take your photos if you don’t mind me asking? Phone? Filter? They are all so lovely!
Danielle - Amanda, you are a real life dream! Incredibly inspiring… as always!
Danielle - Ps– I really love that you’re adding where your items were purchased! It’s so nice to not have to ask. 🙂
Melanie - Someone told me recently to put dish soap in pretty handpumps since it has to be displayed at the sink anyways. I really like that idea and have been on the lookout for a large one.
Meg - That’s what we do in our house too! Mostly because my husband breaks almost ever box anything comes in but it looks pretty too 🙂
Yuri - Such a lovely example of celebrating the everyday. And cheers to your new space 🙂
Kizzy - We are the same and I am now wondering why I have never thought of doing this!
Kelly - This is a genius idea. We have our lighters “hidden” around the house and they are not cute to look at. This is definitely something I’m going to do.
Thanks for sharing!
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Lisa - recently found your blog and love it! this idea is genius. i just did it with a baby food jar and tested it out; it is lovely! you’ve also inspired me to go thrifting more… tonight, even! i am working on cozying up our house and your tips have been super helpful. we recently painted some rooms white to brighten things up (we live in the PWN) but now we need some more warmth and texture. thank you for sharing your insights!
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